The Odessa International Film Festival is just round the corner and will be opening its doors on the 15th July 2011, it will be running for a full 8 days showing an aray of International Films. Odessa has gone rather unconventional this year where Italy is concerned, Odessa has been kind enough to screen three Italian entries, lets hear it for Odessa” hip hip hurrah”, now how they chose which of the three should be in competition however is a little bit suspect, I am putting it out there that Cetto La Qualunque has put money where his mouth is and demanded a place, Cetto gets what Cetto wants, no matter what. Yes, a surprising choise to enter in competition, when you are also screening Habemus Papam, We Have a Pope, I think you will agree.
The three films championed by Odessa are:
Habemus Papam, We Have a Pope directed by Nanni Moretti
Mine Vaganti, Loose Cannons directed by Ferzan Ozpetek
Qualunquemente, Whatsoeverly directed by Giulio Manfredonia in Competition