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Cinema Made in Italy 2024

Cinema Made in Italy 2024
Cinema Made in Italy 2024

ICI London teams up with Ciné Lumière and Cinecittà to present the 14th edition of Cinema Made in Italy.

Once again, this festival, curated by Adrian Wootton OBE, features the most anticipated films from Italy and gives you the opportunity to be introduced to members of the cast and directors.

Highlights include Venice Film Festival favourite Adagio by Stefano Sollima, starring Pierfrancesco Favino and Toni Servillo, and There Is Still Tomorrow, directorial debut of popular actress Paola Cortellesi, a great ‘feminist dramedy’ (in the words of Variety) which scored record-breaking numbers at Italy’s box office.

Get 20% off tickets when you buy two selected films together. Excludes Comandante, Chicken For Linda!, There’s Still Tomorrow and La Chimera – discount is applied at the checkout.




WED 20 MAR, 7.30 pm | Ciné Lumière
Special screening followed by a Q&A with director Edoardo De Angelis
(122 mins | 2023)

In October 1940, while sailing across the Atlantic, a Belgian vessel disguised as a merchant ship opens fire on the submarine Cappellini of the Italian Royal Navy. A brief but fierce battle ensues in which the Italian submarine sinks the enemy ship with gunfire. And it is at this point that the commander takes a decision that will go down in history: to rescue the twenty-six members of the Belgian crew from drowning in the middle of the ocean and tow their lifeboat to the nearest safe port, as required by the law of the sea.
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THU 21 MAR, 6 pm | Ciné Lumière
Special screening followed by a Q&A with director Tommaso Santambrogio
(119 mins | 2023)

A young couple in their 30s, Alex and Edith live a relationship made up of small gestures and everyday routine among the ruins of Cuban buildings. Milagros, an elderly woman, tries to survive by selling “manì” (typical Cuban roasted peanut cones) and spends her days listening to the radio and reading old letters. Frank and Alain, two nine-year-old friends, go to school and dream of emigrating together to the United States to become Major League Baseball players. Against the backdrop of San Antonio De Los Baños, a town in inland Cuba where time seems to stand still, these three narratives and their respective worlds unfold.
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THU 21 MAR, 8.40 pm | Ciné Lumière
by Simone Massi
(92 mins | 2023)

Selected in the Orizzonti section at the 80th Venice Film Festival, Simone Massi’s first animated feature film, Nowhere, shows three different historical moments as seen through the gaze of three children. Zelinda, Assunta and Icaro transport us respectively to the misery of the 1920s, after WWI, to the horrors of Nazism and Fascism in the countryside of the Umbria-Marche Apennines, and finally to the uncertainty of the years between the 1970s and 1980s, year of political terrorism.
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FRI 22 MAR, 6 pm | Ciné Lumière
Special screening followed by a Q&A with director Laura Luchetti
(110 mins | 2023)

Turin, 1938. Young Ginia has just moved from the countryside and the future seems to offer her endless possibilities. But the war is casting its shadows over the present. Desperate for adventure, Ginia begins an electric affair with a painter she meets in the dazzling artists’ world. The woman who leads her into the bohemian quarters is Amelia. Sensual and provocative, Amelia is not much older than Ginia, but different from anyone she has ever met and ready to shake her certainties. During her “beautiful summer”, Ginia will surrender to her first great love. She will finally give in to her overwhelming feelings, celebrating the courage to be truly herself.
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FRI 22 MAR, 8.35 pm | Ciné Lumière
Special screening followed by a Q&A with director Ginevra Elkann
(100 mins | 2023)

It’s a January weekend in Rome, when a sudden heat wave arrives disrupting the peace. In this surreal climate, people and animals start losing control. It’s the beginning of a whole new chapter: suddenly, people are confronted with the things they have been carefully avoiding through their ordinary daily routines, be it food, sex, drugs, religion, or excessive romance. They can no longer escape – they must push through the heat, be transformed by it in its own voice and pace.
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SAT 23 MAR, 1.30 pm | Ciné Lumière
by Chiara Malta and Sébastien Laudenbach
(75 mins | 2023)

Linda is unfairly punished by her mother, Paulette, who will do anything to make it up to her. Even a chicken with peppers when she can’t cook. Linda absolutely wants to have the chicken that her father made that day…But there is a strike, a general strike!
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SAT 23 MAR, 5.40 pm | Ciné Lumière
by Stefano Sollima
(127 mins | 2023)

Manuel is sixteen years old and trying to enjoy his life as much as he can, while taking care of his elderly father. Subjected to blackmail, he goes to a party to take photos of a mysterious individual but, feeling that he has been duped, decides to flee. He finds himself embroiled in matters that are far beyond him. In fact, the blackmailers that pursue him turn out to be extremely dangerous, and determined to get rid of what they regard as an inconvenient witness. For protection, the boy will have to turn to two former criminals and old acquaintances of his father.
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SAT 23 MAR, two screenings at 3 pm and 8.30 pm | Ciné Lumière
Special screening followed by a Q&A with director Paola Cortellesi
(118 mins | 2023)

All Delia has ever wanted was to be a wife and mother. She lives in Rome in the late 1940s – a city divided between the positive thrust of liberation and the miseries of the war that has just ended – with her husband, Ivano, and their three children. Ivano may be a harsh master; his father even more so. However, Delia has a best friend with whom to share moments of levity, and her daughter is about to get married. She accepts her fate – the good with the bad – until a mysterious letter arrives.
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SUN 24 MAR, 2 pm | Ciné Lumière
by Luchino Visconti
Special screening introduced by Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London and the British Fil Commission
(114 mins | 1951)

Film director Blasetti is looking for a little girl for his new film. Along with other mothers, Maddelena takes her daughter to Cinecittà, hoping she’ll be selected and become a star. She is ready to sacrifice anything for little Maria. Rediscover this classic of Italian neo-realism, beautifully restored.
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SUN 24 MAR, 4.35 pm | Ciné Lumière
Special screening followed by a Q&A with director Edoardo Gabbriellini
(102 mins | 2023)

Set in a picturesque Italian seaside town at the height of summer, writer-director Edoardo Gabbriellini’s suspenseful and perturbing third feature chronicles a subtle cat-and-mouse game.
Just before her 20th birthday, Veronica (Margherita Corradi) is released from prison after a long and public trial in which she stood accused of brutally murdering her mother and her mother’s lover. She was found not guilty in court, but the court of public opinion is another matter, and now every move she makes is under society’s microscope.
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SUN 24 MAR, 7 pm | Ciné Lumière
by Alice Rohrwacher
(130 mins | 2023)

Everyone has their own Chimera, something they try to achieve but never manage to find. For the band of tombaroli, thieves of ancient grave goods and archaeological wonders, the Chimera means redemption from work and the dream of easy wealth. For Arthur, the Chimera looks like the woman he lost, Beniamina. To find her, Arthur challenges the invisible, searches everywhere, goes inside the earth – in search of the door to the afterlife of which myths speak.
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  • Organizzato da: ICI London, Cinecittà, Ciné Lumière