A first of its kind showcase of iconic Italian movies is ready to welcome cinephiles across India.
The film festival Italian Screens is all set to present the best of Italian cinema to audiences in a few cities in India. A programme of high artistic and cultural value, it was born through the initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI), Cinecittà for the Directorate General for Cinema and Audiovisual of the Ministry of Culture (DGCA-MiC) and the Academy of Italian Cinema - David di Donatello Awards.
The initiative is part of a wider project of deepening cultural relations between Italy and India.
Starting with a grand inaugural ceremony and special private preview on October 12 at the Embassy of Italy, in New Delhi, this unique cinematic experience will thereafter delight film enthusiasts across Mumbai, Bengaluru, and New Delhi through PVR Cinemas and the historic New Empire cinema in Kolkata.
Presented in Italian with English subtitles, the festival includes a strong line up of movies which will begin with the biographical drama The King of Laughter (Qui rido io) by Mario Martone on the life of Neapolitan actor and comedy playwright Eduardo Scarpetta.
It will conclude with the documentary Ennio by Giuseppe Tornatore, about the legendary film composer Ennio Morricone. Other extraordinary films covering a myriad of genres are
7pm The King of Laughter (Qui Rido io) by Mario Martone
Witness the story of comedian Eduardo Scarpetta, the box-office king, as he challenges his fate.
10pm The Inner Cage by Leonardo Di Costanzo
The story of an isolated prison where the rules get hazy and new relationships form
6.15pm Il Buco by Michelangelo Frammartino
Take a trip 700 mts below the Earth with young speleologists and explore the wonders of nature along the way.
8.40pm A girl returned (L&rsquoArminuta) by Giuseppe Bonito
The story of a teenager whose whole life changes on meeting her family she didn&rsquot know existed.
6.30pm Sulla Giostra by Giorgia Cecere
The story of two estranged sisters, who come together to teach each other the courage to accept one&rsquos destiny
9.30pm Ennio by Giuseppe Tornatore
The story of ennio Morricone, a two-time Oscar winner and the author of over five hundred unforgettable scores.
Where PVR ECX Chanakyapuri Delhi
When October 13 to 15, 2022
Tickets Available at www.bookmyshow.com and www.pvrcinemas.com