Italian Film Festival To Showcase A Feast of Italian Films in Dublin


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Organised by the Embassy of Italy in Ireland, the Italian Institute of Culture and the Italian Irish Chamber of Commerce, the N.I.C.E Italian Film Festival will take place from April 25th to April 28th and will open at 6.15pm on Thursday April 25th in the Light House Cinema in Dublin with the screening of Mixed by Erry, an Italian biographical comedy film co-written and directed by Sydney Sibilia.

The film is based on real life events surrounding three Neapolitan brothers who established a successful piracy record label in Naples between late 1970s and mid-1990s.

The leading actors Luigi D’Oriano and Giuseppe Arena will be present at the opening night of the Festival and will participate in a Q&A after the screening. A reception with fine Italian Prosecco will follow, in the cinema bar.

Over the course of four days, the festival will screen seven Italian films, all of which will be subtitled in English.

These include Il primo giorno della mia vita which is directed by Paolo Genovese and is a story about having the strength to start again in life when everything seems to be falling apart.  Felicità directed by Micaela Ramazzotti is the story of a broken family, of selfish and manipulative parents who devour every hope of freedom for their children.

Dieci Minuti directed by Maria Sole Tognazzi shows how in the middle of an existential crisis, doing something new for ten minutes can change the course of a life while Palazzina LAF directed by Michele Riondino is set in a Steel Plant in Taranto in Southern Italy where one member of staff is asked by the management team to spy on his fellow workers.

The festival continues to promote emerging Italian directors and will screen Volare directed by Margherita Buy, which is about an actress whose fear of flying is holding her back from international success.

The N.I.C.E Italian Film Festival will close on Sunday April 28th with the screening of L’ultima notte di Amore directed by acclaimed Italian director Andrea Di Stefano. The film tells the story of a police lieutenant who on the night before his retirement is asked to investigate a crime scene where his best friend has been killed during a diamond heist.

See nicefestival.org for screening times and tickets.

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