Back for another year with a great selection of new films, the Italian Film Festival includes the first work by Bernardo Bertolucci for ten years. There are features and documentaries that have made an impression at festivals around the world, plus a look back at one of the giants of Italian cinema, Roberto Rossellini.

The festival will visit Edinburgh, Glasgow, Kirkcaldy, Dundee, Inverness and Belfast from the 12th to the 25th of April.

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Pretty Butterflies
Pretty Butterflies
Two 12-year-old girls set out to spend the day at the beach.
Me And You
Me And You
An introverted teenager forges a bond with his step-sister as he hides out in his family's basement.
The Red And The Blue
The Red And The Blue
Bittersweet personal stories interconnect in a high school in Rome.
Dormant Beauty
Dormant Beauty
Three stories explore Italian concerns in the context of a famous euthanasia case.
Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy
Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy
A police commissioner investigating a bombing uncovers shocking government secrets.
It Was The Son
It Was The Son
A dysfunctional family struggles to survive in a challenging environment, but might wealth make things even worse?
Journey To Italy
Journey To Italy
A seminal film about a marriage in crisis.

Italian Film Festival Features

Awakening sleeping beauties
Marco Bellocchio on real life and fairy tales in Dormant Beauty.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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