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The Goddess Of Fortune

A long-lasting gay relationship is challenged in this cleverly woven Italian drama as sexual indiscretions arise, further fuelled when the couple takes on the huge responsibility of looking after their friend’s two children. Is it conceivable that reconciliations under such pressures are at all possible in today’s hectic and problematic world as attitudes and moral […]

COMEDY RULES AT THE 2017 ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL

The Italian Film Festival boasts a wonderful line up of films this year, but it’s the comedies that stand out as crowd-pleasers which should allure festival enthusiasts. Italian filmmakers have always had a forte for comedy, delivering one box office hit after the other. Original stories, uniquely vivacious characters, the interweaving of cultural aspects and […]

Where Am I Going? (Quo Vado?)

Checco Zalone (Luca Pasquale Medici) holds his dream job – a ‘permanent position’ in the notorious Italian public service; a lifetime of guaranteed income, allowances, perks and kickbacks. His life is turned upside down however, when the government grandly announces a scheme to streamline the system. Rather than accept redundancy like most others, he consults […]

AN INTERVIEW WITH RUTH BORGOBELLO – FILM DIRECTOR OF THE SPACE BETWEEN

BY MARK MORELLINI Film director Ruth Borgobello is extremely passionate about her new Italian/Australian co-production The Space Between, which will have its world premiere at the Lavazza Italian Film Festival in Palace Cinemas this September. The following interview reveals some insight into the film and the director, who hopes her film may have paved the way […]

Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2014

The Lavazza Italian Film Festival should be a real treat for Sydneysiders, this year’s selection features a wide range of Italian films that promise to bring a dash of Mediterranean romance to Palace cinema locations. Launching the festival with some melody is Marina, an entertaining biopic that tells the true story of singer, songwriter and […]

14TH ANNUAL LAVAZZA ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL

The Lavazza Italian Film Festival has established itself as one of the more popular cultural occasions in Sydney and this year is no exception, with a fantastic line-up of Italian films that cater for all tastes. The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza), a favourite at Cannes, opens the festival and in the following weeks 27 […]