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Tutto Italia or Italian film refinement in Athens

14 January 2012 / 20:01:27  GRReporter
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A brand new festival will start in March in the centre of Athens with a fine Italian flavour. Its name is «Tutto Italia» and it promises to bring to Greece the cinema elite from the neighbouring Mediterranean country. The festival aims at reviving the long lasting and passionate relationship of Greek moviegoers with the Italian cinema. The film fiesta will present to residents and visitors of Athens the latest most significant Italian productions, which have had great success, received good reviews from critics and been awarded by the Film Academy of the country. Together with the selected Italian films from the past two years, the festival will also screen some dedication to people and films, and the first of them will tell us about the career of the Greek star Nicolas Vaporidis in Italy.

Here are the first titles from the festival «Tutto Italia: Cinema e Cultura», which will be held from 14th to 21st of March:

Our Life (La Nostra Vita)

Claudio works on a large construction site on the outskirts of Rome, and is expecting his third child. Fate, however, makes a devastating strike on him... And as if this is not enough, he also finds the remains of an illegal Romanian immigrant on the site where he works. He overcomes this event along with his own drama or as a part of it.

Directed by: Daniele Luchetti. Cast: Elio Germano, Raoul Bova.

The great dream (Il Grande Sogno)

We are in 1968, in an Italy that is full of unrest and students’ riots. In such a university a civilian policeman enters, who secretly dreams of becoming an actor, but is currently carrying out orders. He will meet a girl, he will fall in love with her, he will be initiated into the secrets of the movement, but at a certain point his identity will be revealed ...

Directed by Michele Placido. Cast: Riccardo Scamarcio, Luca Argentero.

The Mai Sisters (Sorelle Mai)

Marco Bellocchio, who two years ago managed to be at the most important film festivals on the planet with his film "Winning" (or the story of the secret mistress of Benito Mussolini), now presents his brand new film experiment. It tells the story of the Mai family, dividing it into 6 episodes. The lead character is Sara, a young girl who wants to become an actress.

Directed by Marco Bellocchio. Cast: Pier Giorgio Bellocchio, Elena Bellocchio.

The festival «Tutto Italia» aims to promote Italian culture in Greece and to introduce issues related to culture, education and the daily life in general of the inhabitants of the neighbouring Mediterranean country to the Greek audience. During the week of the Italian cinema a number of cultural events will be held, precisely because the Italian culture is an endless treasure, which affects every area of ​​human life - from food to fashion.


Tags: Film festival Tutto Italia Cinema e Cultura La Nostra Vita Il Grande Sogno Sorelle Mai
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