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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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I Can See It In Your Eyes
I Can See It In Your Eyes
An ageing singer tries to reconnect with her daughter and granddaughter.
Children Of Rome, Open City
Children Of Rome, Open City
Documentary on the making of Roberto Rossellini's neorealistic classic Rome, Open City.
Il Caimano
Il Caimano
Italian B-movie film producer attempts to save his marriage, avoid bankruptcy and pitch a movie attacking Berlusconi.
One Man Up
One Man Up
Two men live parallel lives which are spiralling into despair.
La Terra
La Terra
Cross-genre film with comedy, accidental murder and land-wrangling.
Mother Nature
Mother Nature
Visually vibrant comedy about the life and love of a transsexual.
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