Monday, March 25, 2013

10th Italian Film Festival

Date: 18th-24th April 2013
Venue: Cathay Cineplexes, 2 Handy Road, Singapore
Admission: $ 12 ($11 for Italian Cultural Institute and Singapore Film Society Members)

Presented by: The Italian Cultural Institute Singapore, in partnership with Cathay Cineplexes Pte Ltd, supported by the Singapore Film Society.

This year, the Italian Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary and will present a selection of 7 films from the best Italian movies featured in 2011 and 2012. The Festival opens with the latest film Me and You by international acclaimed director Bernardo Bertolucci. With his storytelling wisdom, Maestro Bertolucci, in his first Italian movie in thirty years, presents the gripping story of two estranged and quirky siblings. He has chosen two unknown and talented actors (Jacopo Olmo Antinori and Tea Folco). The screening of Me and You will be preceded by a video message to the Singaporean audience by Bernardo Bertolucci himself.

The Festival will continue with a mix of comedies and dramas. Each movie gives a different perspective of Italy and all together they build an interesting mosaic representing the country’s contemporary life. This year’s selection features movies that have obtained international rewards such as the David di Donatello (Basilicata Coast to Coast by Rocco Papaleo) and the Jury Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival (Reality by Matteo Garrone).

The movies will give the audience an opportunity to get a glimpse of today’s Italy, its evolving society and creativity. The Italian Film Festival will provide the Singaporean audience with an opportunity to see Italy through the movie-camera and get acquainted with its best and most recent film production.

18th April 730pm - Me and You (Io E Te) (2011), Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

19th April 715pm - Kryptonite! (La Kryptonite Nella Borsa) (2011), Director: Ivano Contronco

20th April 715pm - Reality (2011), Director: Matteo Garrone

21st April 715pm - The Commander and the Stork (Il Comandante E La Cicogna) (2012), Director: Silvio Soldini

22nd April 730pm - The Salt of Life (Gianni E Le Donne) (2011), Director: Gianni Di Gregorio

23rd April 715pm - Basilicata Coast to Coast (2010), Director: Rocco Papalco

24th April 715pm - Balancing Act (Gli Equilibristi) (2012), Director: Ivano De Matteo

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