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Odessa International Film Festival OIFF

by Marianne Wi

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

Ok, let run with it no matter how extraordinary we might find it, Odessa is a super place for a break so why not take in a film on the way. Keep it elegant folks, elegance is the operative word in Odessa.

Italian Box Office; great to see an Italian Film Leading the Flock

by Marianne Wi

Agis, has released the Box Office figures up to the 8th of June 2011, I am surprised but delighted to see the top two films are Italian, I expected an American Bockbuster to have come in first. Whoop, Whoop I think that calls for some kind of celebration………..cassata with a small glass of Vino Santo

Top Ten at the Italian Box Office so far for 2011 are:

1.  Che Bella Giornata, What a beatiful Day Directed by Gennaro Nunziante (Italy) Takings  43.451.537 – admissions 6.825.411

2.  Qualunquemente, Whatsoeverly directed by Giulio Manfredonia (Italy) Takings 15.863.974 – admissions 2.481.989

3.  The Pirates of the Caribbean directed by Gore Verbinski (USA) Takings 15.205.536 –  admissions 1.897.599

4.  Immaturi, The Juveniles directed by Paolo Genovese  (Italy) Takings 15.151.158 – admissions 2.593.404

5.  Femmine contro maschi, Women vs. Men directed by Fausto Brizzi (Italy) Takings 11.596.503 – admissions 1.944.021

6.  Fast and Furious 5 directed by Justin Lin (Usa) Takings 10.855.933 – admissions 1.653.571

7.  Il discorso del re, The King’s Speech directed by Tom Hooper (UK) Takings 8.620.269 – admissions 1.412.545

8.  La banda dei Babbi Natale, The Santa Gang directed by Paolo Genovese  (Italia) Takings 8.322.165 – admissions 1.252.802

9.  Nessuno mi può giudicare, No One Can Judge Me directed by Massimiliano Bruno (Italia) Takings 7.903.424 – admissions 1.273.712;

10.  Hereafter directed by Clint Eastwood (Usa) Takings 7.785.195 – admissions 1.237.404

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