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Seattle International Film Festival SIFF

by Marianne Wi

If you are sleepless in Seattle, don’t be as the International Film Festival is kicking off on the 19th May 2011 and will be showing some exciting Italian films untill the 12th of June 2011. All you need is to book your tickets and smarten up before you hit 9th Avenue North. Seattle has made the effort so do not make Italy look “La brutta Figura”. For full programme click here

The Italian Films shown this year are:

Vallanzasca – Gli angeli del male, Angles of Evil directed by Michele Placido

Gorbaciof, Gorbacov directed by Stefano Incerti

Febbre da fieno, Hayfever directed by Laura Luchetti

Una vita tranquilla,  A Quiet Life directed by Cladio Cuppellini

La nostra vita, Our Life directed by Daniele Luchetti.  Elio Germani just won Best Actor for his role in this film at the 2011 David di Donatello awards.

La Dolce Vita (1960) directed by Frederico Fellini

As you can see there is no need to hang around feeling sleepless, get you glad rags on and catch a few of the 2010 selection of Italian Films.


Istanbul International Film Festival IKSV

by Marianne Wi

Istanbul is one of my favorite weekend away destination, they are hosting their 30th International Film Festival from the 2nd of April 2011 and I think they have a soft spot for Italy this year, as a number of solid Italian films are shown (allthough sadly not in competition),  they slam their doors shut on the 17th of April 2011.

I am sending a lot of love to Istanbul (Turkey) for many reasons;  one their love for Italian Films , two for  Mezzaluna being that scrumptious Italian restaurant, you just would not want to miss. (Abdi ipekci cad No:38/1 Nisantasi)  and three they sun if often shining.

IKSV are starting their Gala Evening with a super partly Italian financed film  “The Concert” directed by Radu Mihaileanu, book you seat and don your best designer gear for this evening, please do your bit for ” La bella figura”.

During the Festival you will be able to see the following Italian films; for tickets and times check out their IKSV website you will not be sorry….

Italian films shown this year are:

Vincere  directed by  Marco Bellocchio

I,Don Giovanni – Io ,Don Giovanni directed by Carlos Saura OK 50 % Spanish 50% Italian.

Passion, Passione  Directed by  John Turturro, always be ready for a singsong.

Our Life , Nostra Vita Director by Daniele Luchett

Gorbaciof Directed by  Stefano Incert

Big Deal in Madona Street, I soliti ignoti  Directed by  Mario Monicell  Is being honored.

8 ½  Directed by Federico Felli

The Cry, Il grido Directed by  Michelangelo Antonion

I think you will agree that it is quite in impressive list and you are all now warming to the thought of a trip to Istanbul.



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