Moscow International Film Festival, biggest Italian fest outside Italy ?

by Marianne Wi
Whoooor…… Я люблю Россию, the Moscow International Film Festival is kicking off on the 23rd June and will be screening 15 Italian films with 2 documentaries thrown in for good measure, before closing its doors on the 2nd July 2011. It is not often you see so many entries in an International Festival 15 from one European country that alone is something to boast about, I needed to check that it was not in fact an Italian Film Festival held in Moscow, cynical ? never, no just baffled and enormously pleased for Italian films.
The Italian entries are:
Et in Terra Pax, Peace on Earth directed by Mateo Botrugno, Daniele Coluccini
Gianni e le Donne, The Salt of Life directed by Gainni di Gregorio
Habemus Papam, We Have a Pope directed by Nanni Moretti
L’amore Buio, directed by Antonio Capuano
La bellezza del somaro, Love and Slaps directed by Sergio Castellitto
La prima notte della luna, New Moon directed by Massimo Guglielmi
La vita facile, An Easy Life directed by Lucio Pellegrini
La rose del deserto directed by Mario Monicelli
Noi credevamo, We Believed directed by Mario Martone
Sorelle Mai, The Sisters Mai directed by Marco Bellocchio
8 1/2 directed by Federico Fellini
Documentaries are:
Liliana Cavani Una Donna nel cinema, Liliana Cavani a Woman in the Cinema directed by Peter Marcias
Marco Ferreri, Il register che venne dal futuro, The Director That Came from the Future directed by Mario Canale
What a show Moscow is putting on for Italy, great selection of films to be seen in the stunning capital of the old Russia. Do not miss it and do keep it smart, the dowdy Russian is a bit of a myth folks so keep it elegante and make Italy count, there is no harm in showing a bit of the tricolor on a night out on the town, насладиться вечером.
 


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