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The 10th edition of Cinema Made in Italy kicks off in London

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- The annual showcase of Italy’s best, recently released cinematographic productions is unfolding between 4–9 March in the English capital

The 10th edition of Cinema Made in Italy kicks off in London
If Only by Ginevra Elkann

The 10th edition of Cinema Made in Italy, the annual exhibition organised by the Istituto Luce Cinecittà with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute in London, is opening today, 4 March, bringing the very best of recent Italian film production to the English capital. Opening the event at South Kensington’s Ciné Lumière this evening will be Ginevra Elkann’s first work If Only [+see also:
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, a film which also opened the Locarno Film Festival in the summer of last year.

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The nine titles featuring in this programme which runs to 9 March, as selected by Adrian Wootton (the managing director of Film London and programme advisor for the BFI London Film Festival), include another two films directed by women: Flesh Out [+see also:
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trailer
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by Michela Occhipinti, selected last year in Berlin, and Simple Women [+see also:
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by Chiara Malta, which opened the Discovery section of the 2019 Toronto Film Festival.

Over the course of this six-day exhibition, London audiences will also discover Federico Bondi’s multi-award-winning work Dafne [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
; Guido Lombardi’s Stolen Days [+see also:
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, starring Riccardo Scamarcio; the latest film from the Oscar-winning director Gabriele Salvatores Volare [+see also:
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, presented in last year’s Venice Film Festival; 5 Is The Perfect Number [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Igort
film profile
]
by Igort, likewise discovered in Venice, in the Venice Days line-up; the much appreciated Sole [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Carlo Sironi
film profile
]
, Carlo Sironi’s first work; and the revelation of the year Bangla [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by 22-year-old Phaim Bhuiyan, which earned itself no less than four David di Donatello nominations.

All film screenings will be followed by Q&A sessions with the directors. Meanwhile, Liliana Cavani’s provocative film The Night Porter, dating back to 1974 and starring Charlotte Rampling and Dirk Bogarde, is set to be shown as a "Sunday Classic".

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(Translated from Italian)

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