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Italian Film Festival 2020

This year the 21st Italian Film Festival will only screen 18 feature films and one short, due to the COVID-19 interrupted  selection process. Owing to social distancing requirements, there will be no after parties or other large-scale events but the opening and closing nights will feature a celebratory drink on arrival before an excellent film. […]


Both the setting and plot of this film are grim and strangely fascinating. Loosely based on true events, Matteo Garrone’s much-acclaimed film tells the story of Marcello (Marcello Fonte), a diminutive, awkward, divorced father who runs a dog grooming salon. He lives and works in a ruined town that looks like it was hit by […]


Filmmaker Matteo Garrone returns to his beloved Naples in this hilarious follow up to the tour de force crime drama Gomorrah. While markedly different in tone, Reality continues Garrone’s satirical take on Neapolitan and Italian society. When Luciano (Aniello Arena), a charismatic fishmonger, is persuaded by his friends and family to audition for a spot […]