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This touring festival celebrating the best of Italian cinema has kicked off at the Edinburgh Filmhouse, Glasgow Film Theatre, Manchester Cornerhouse and London's Renoir Cinema and Riverside Studios. It will then call at Dundee Contemporary Arts centre from November 24, and wrap up at The Belmont, in Aberdeen, from December 1.
Currently celebrating its 13th edition, special events include a celebration of the centenary of the birth of Roberto Rosselini. This will feature screenings of Journey To Italy - Rosselini's portrait of a mariage in crisis - and a personal portrait of the director by his daughter, Isabella - My Dad Is 100 Years Old.
Also celebrated, is the life of actor Marcello Mastroianni, who died a decade ago. Marcello: A Sweet Life, considers his contribution to Italian cinema, while retrospective screenings of La Dolce Vita - about the life of a jaded reporter - give a chance to see the man in action.
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An ageing singer tries to reconnect with her daughter and granddaughter.
Documentary on the making of Roberto Rossellini's neorealistic classic Rome, Open City.
Italian B-movie film producer attempts to save his marriage, avoid bankruptcy and pitch a movie attacking Berlusconi.
Two men live parallel lives which are spiralling into despair.
Cross-genre film with comedy, accidental murder and land-wrangling.
Visually vibrant comedy about the life and love of a transsexual.
The first resistance Oliver Hirschbiegel on 13 Minutes, Nazis and Georg Elser's assassination attempt on Hitler.
Keitel - a man for all seasons Youth star Harvey on Sorrentino, Campion and Scorsese.
Subverting old tales from the future, part 2 Crumbs director Miguel Llansó on the "other Spanish cinema" and what's next for him.
Udo Kier's life on the dark side Cult star on playing evil, Fassbinder, Von Trier and Van Sant.
Subverting old tales from the future, part 1 Crumbs director Miguel Llansó on making an anti-Cinderella.
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