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MovieMov Italian Film Festival is kicking off in Bangkok

by Marianne Wi

There is no such thing as a free lunch so they say, they might be right there, we do however have a fee Italian film festival kicking off in Bangkok on the 8th June finishing on the 12th June 2011. All films will be in Italian with both English and Thai subtitles and they are all free, gratis. Bangkok is a very exciting place with some awesome attractions, yet you might just find yourself feeling a little homesick even a little lost, so why not catch a film and support MovieMov 2011.

Here is a list of all films showing, most will see their Asian premier so lets rejoice and fill some seats, as always dress smart tracksuits are a big no no, you will have competition in Bangkok, the Thais are known for their elegance.

Films being shown for free are:

Manuale D’amore 3, The Three Stages of Love  directed by Giovanni Veronesi

Una vita tranquilla, A Quiet Life directed by Cladio Cupellini

Mine Vaganti, Loose Cannons directed by Ferzan Ozpetek

Dieci Inverni, Ten Winters directed by Valerio Mieli

La Doppia Ora, The Double Hour directed by Giuseppe Capotondi

La Scuola e finita, School is over directed by Valerio Jalongo

Io sono amore, I Am Love directed by Luca Guadagnino

Special Screening of Vlazer, Waltz directed by Salvatore Maira

There is a special mini festival for Mario Monicelli the great Italian Director, who committed suicide in November last year at the age of 95. For a list of all his films and additional information please click here

There will be 7 films to see :

Guardie e Ladri, Cops and Robbers 1951

I soliti ignoti, Big Deal On Madonna Street  1958

La grande guerra, The Great War  1959

Amici miei, My Friends 1975

Un borghese piccolo piccolo, An Average Little Man 1981

Il marchese del grillo, The Marquese of Grillo 1981

Parenti serpenti, Dearest Relatives Poisonous Relations 1962


La doppia ora, The Double Hour

by Marianne Wi

Just the best Thriller to come out of Italy for many years. The film has everything you need from a Thriller and more , it is shot beautifully, great story line, unexpected twists  and even the editing ( often a painful subject) is done to perfection. Why have I not bothered to spread this news before I hear you say, well it is not a recent  film and I have just noticed that it is included in many International Film Festivals such as Palm Springs USA and Lotterywest (Perth) Australia.

Director : Giuseppe Capotondi, know in Italy for his videography work and commercials, this is the first feature film and I very much hope not his last it is awesome.

Cast : Filippo Timi, Kseniya Rappoport,Antonia Truppo,Gaetano Bruno,Fausto Russo Alesi,Michele Di Mauro,Lorenzo  Gioielli, Lidia Vitale.

Best moment  : The scene with the plastic sheet among many .

Excellent performances from both Filippo Timi and  Kseniya Rappoport  should have had an Oscar .

Synopsis :  Sonia from Eastern Europe  has recently moved to  Turin and is looking for a man, she signs up for a speed-dating service, and meets Guido , an ex-cop who is now working as a security guard. Sonia and Guido are attracted to each other and his near obsession with the double hour becomes apparent , it’s a sign of good luck and one should make a wish for sure.  (Double hour = the clock must show 12.12 or 20.20 if you see what I mean) A great thriller do not miss it.


Palm Springs International Film Festival 2011

by Marianne Wi

Is showing the following Italian films at this years festival:

The Double Hour, La Doppia ore

Eighteen Years Later, Diciotto anni dopo

The First Beautiful Thing, La prima cosa bella

Four Times, La Quattro Volte

Loose Cannons, Mine Vagante

The Man Who Will Come, L’uomo che verra

The festival is on from the 5th January until the 17th of January 2011

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