Italian Film Festival Scotland is kicking off on the 1st April 2011 and will show some very exciting Italian Films until the 14th April 2011. The Festival is as always distributed over 3 hotspots namely Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee, it is perfectly acceptable to turn up in all 3 Cities, do try however to sport new designer gear at each location, remember you are representing “La Bella Figura”, go easy on the “Tricolore” it can be perceived as tacky even if produced by The House of Armani !
Lots of changes have appeared during this years Festival, it used to be run in conjunction with the Italian FIlm Festival London (re-named and now known as ” Italian Cinema London ” reasons are still unexplained although one could guess at internal politics and or inflated egos)
The programme is interesting without any great surprises, The Four Times, Le quattro volte, what is it about this film ? I found it so very boring, the goat was not even the same throughout, and I am flabbergasted that this slooooooow film showing goats and a Sheppard appears at every Italian and International Film Festival winning prices and awards too, WHY ? That said it is Italian and I am very pleased for Michelangelo Frammartino .
Films at this years festival are:
One Man Up, L’uomo in piu directed by Paolo Sorrentino
The First Beautiful Thing, La prima cosa bella directed by Paolo Virzi
The Four Times, Le Quattro volte directed by Michelangelo Frammartino
Passione directed by John Turturro
The Passion, La Passione directed by Carlo Mazzacurati
The Sicilian Girl, La siciliana ribelle directed by Marco Amenta
We Can do That, Si puo fare directed by Giulio Manfredonia
General Della Rovere, Il generale della Rover directed by Roberto Rossellini
The Girlfriends, Le Amiche directed by Michelangelo Antonioni
I think you will agree this is good entertainment all round, so get yourself organised and lets hear it for Italy.