Italian Film Festival 2009

Strand dedicated to films by first and second time directors.

View other Italian Film Festival Films by strand: Alida Valli Tribute, Documentaries, Panorama, Shorts

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Mid-August Lunch and The Girl By The Lake
The Girl By The Lake (La Ragazza del lago) (Country: Italy; Year: 2007; Director: Andrea Molaioli; Writer: Karin Fossum, Sandro Petraglia, Andrea Molaioli; Stars: Valeria Golino, Omero Antonutti, Fabrizio Gifuni, Toni Servillo, Anna Bonaiuto, Fausto Maria Sciarappa, Nello Mascia, Augusto Balliana, Giulia Michelini, Sara D'Amario)
A detective finds more questions than answers when he investigates the murder of a woman in a provincial town.
Marcello Marcello (Country: Switzerland, Germany; Year: 2008; Director: Denis Rabaglia; Writer: Mark David Hatwood, Denis Rabaglia, Luca de Benedittis; Stars: Francesco Mistichelli, Elena Cucci, Alfio Alessi, Luigi Petrazzuolo, Luca Sepe, Renato Scarpa, Antonio Pennarella, Roberto Bestazzoni, Mariano Rigillo, Peppe Lanzetta)
A teenager races against the clock to find the perfect gift for the girl he is desperate to date.
Mid-August Lunch (Pranzo di ferragosto) (Country: Italy; Year: 2008; Director: Gianni Di Gregorio; Writer: Gianni Di Gregorio, Simone Riccardini, Gianni Di Gregorio; Stars: Gianni Di Gregorio, Valeria De Franciscis, Marina Cacciotti, Maria Calì, Grazia Cesarini Sforza, Alfonso Santagata, Luigi Marchetti, Marcello Ottolenghi, Petre Rosu, Biagio Ursitti)
A carer desperate for money is persuaded to look after other people's mothers as well as his own, but discovers unexpected pleasure in it.
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