Italian Film Festival 2009

Films from some of the most respected names in Italian cinema.

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

Days And Clouds Days And Clouds
Days And Clouds and Black And White
Black And White (Bianco e nero) (Country: Italy; Year: 2008; Director: Cristina Comencini; Writer: Giulia Calenda, Cristina Comencini, Maddalena Ravagli; Stars: Fabio Volo, Ambra Angiolini, Aïssa Maïga, Eriq Ebouaney, Katia Ricciarelli, Anna Bonaiuto, Franco Branciaroli, Teresa Saponangelo, Billo Thiernothian, Awa Ly)
Broken boundaries, race relations, illicit sex and family breakdowns - Italian style.
Days And Clouds (Giorni E Nuvole) (Country: Italy, Switzerland; Year: 2007; Director: Silvio Soldini; Writer: Doriana Leondeff, Francesco Piccolo, Federica Pontremoli, Silvio Soldini; Stars: Margherita Buy, Antonio Albanese, Giuseppe Battiston, Alba Rohrwacher, Carla Signoris, Fabio Troiano, Paolo Sassanelli, Arnaldo Ninchi, Teco Celio, Antonio Carlo Francini)
A middle-aged couple reach crisis point after the husband loses his job with a company he helped found.
Flying Lessons (Lezioni di volo) (Country: Italy, France, India; Year: 2007; Director: Francesca Archibugi; Writer: Francesca Archibugi, Doriana Leondeff; Stars: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Andrea Miglio Risi, Anna Galiena, Angela Finocchiaro, Flavio Bucci, Roberto Citran, Tom Angel Kharumaty, Manuela Spartà, Maria Paiato, Riccardo Zinna)
Two Italian boys travel to India to find themselves, but get more than they bargained for.
Gentlemen (I Galantuomini) (Country: Italy; Year: 2008; Director: Edoardo Winspeare; Writer: Edoardo Winspeare, Andrea Piva, Alessandro Valenti; Stars: Donatella Finocchiaro, Fabrizio Gifuni, Beppe Fiorello, Gioia Spaziani, Marcello Prayer, Giorgio Colangeli, Antonio Carluccio, Lamberto Probo)
Two former childhood sweethearts meet at a friend's funeral... but one is now a judge and the other deeply embroiled in a crime family.
Giovanna's Father (Il Papà di Giovanna) (Country: Italy; Year: 2008; Director: Pupi Avati; Writer: Antonio Avati, Pupi Avati; Stars: Silvio Orlando, Francesca Neri, Ezio Greggio, Alba Rohrwacher, Serena Grandi, Manuela Morabito, Gianfranco Jannuzzo, Paolo Graziosi, Valeria Bilello, Sandro Dori)
A father stands by his daughter after she commits a terrible crime.
The Right Distance The Right Distance
The Right Distance and Flying Lessons
Her Whole Life Ahead (Tutta la vita davanti) (Country: Italy; Year: 2008; Director: Paolo Virzì; Writer: Francesco Bruni, Paolo Virzì; Stars: Sabrina Ferilli, Elio Germano, Valerio Mastandrea, Massimo Ghini, Micaela Ramazzotti, Isabella Ragonese, Elena Arvigo, Pierpaolo Benigni, Valentina Carnelutti, Claudio Fragasso)
Satire centring on the lives and loves of Italian call centre staff.
One Hundred Nails (Centochiodi) (Country: Italy; Year: 2007; Director: Ermanno Olmi; Writer: Ermanno Olmi; Stars: Raz Degan, Luna Bendandi, Andrea Lanfredi, Amina Syed, Carlo Faroni, Luigi Galvani, Enrico Molinari, Giuseppe Pivanti, Giovanni Ponti, Pino Ponti)
A professor of theology has a crisis of conscience and abandons his life as an academic.
The Past Is A Foreign Land (Passato è una terra straniera, Il) (Country: Italy; Year: 2008; Director: Daniele Vicari; Writer: Gianrico Carofiglio, Daniele Vicari, Massimo Gaudioso, Francesco Carofiglio, Gianrico Carofiglio; Stars: Elio Germano, Chiara Caselli, Michele Riondino, Valentina Lodovini, Daniela Poggi, Marco Baliani, Romina Carrisi Jr., Lorenza Indovina, María Jurado)
From the best selling novel by Gianrico Carofiglio, a compulsive thriller about the dangerous relationship developing between a young law student and an unscrupulous card shark.
The Past Is A Foreign Land (La Giusta distanza) (Country: Italy; Year: 2007; Director: Carlo Mazzacurati; Writer: Doriana Leondeff, Carlo Mazzacurati, Marco Pettenello, Claudio Piersanti; Stars: Giovanni Capovilla, Valentina Lodovini, Ahmed Hefiane, Giuseppe Battiston, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Roberto Abbiati, Mirko Artuso, Natalino Balasso, Fadila Belkebla, Raffaella Cabia Fiorin)
Pyschological drama tracking a cat-and-mouse duel between a law student and a card sharp.
A Perfect Day (Un Giorno Perfetto) (Country: Italy; Year: 2008; Director: Ferzan Ozpetek; Writer: Melania Gaia Mazzucco, Sandro Petraglia, Ferzan Ozpetek; Stars: Isabella Ferrari, Valerio Mastandrea, Valerio Binasco, Nicole Grimaudo, Federico Costantini, Monica Guerritore, Angela Finocchiaro, Stefania Sandrelli, Nicole Murgia, Gabriele Paolino, Giulia Salerno)
An Italian politician vies for re-election, while trying to fend off corruption charges and keep his family together.
Giovanna's Father Giovanna's Father
Giovanna's Father and Her Whole Life Ahead
The Right Distance (La Giusta Distanza) (Country: Italy; Year: 2007; Director: Carlo Mazzacurati; Writer: Doriana Leondeff, Carlo Mazzacurati, Marco Pettenello, Claudio Piersanti; Stars: Giovanni Capovilla, Valentina Lodovini, Ahmed Hefiane, Giuseppe Battiston, Stefano Scandaletti, Ivano Marescotti, Fabrizio Bentivoglio)
When a new teacher comes to a small rural town in the Po river flatlands it sparks a tale of obssession and mystery.
Wild Blood (Sanguepazzo) (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2008; Director: Marco Tullio Giordana; Writer: Marco Tullio Giordana, Leone Colonna, Enzo Ungari; Stars: Monica Bellucci, Alessio Boni, Luca Zingaretti, Maurizio Donadoni, Tresy Taddei, Luigi Diberti, Massimo Sarchielli, Mattia Sbragia, Alessandro Di Natale, Giovanni Visentin)
Political drama focussing on the plight of a glamourous couple in fascist-era Italy.
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