Cinema Italian Style 12th edition: celebration of Italian culture in Los Angeles

Cinema Italian Style 12th edition: celebration of Italian culture in Los Angeles
Cinema Italian Style 12th edition: celebration of Italian culture in Los Angeles

Cinema, fashion, food excellence and social commitment will be components of the 12th edition of Cinema Italian Style, the Los Angeles showcase for some of the most acclaimed Italian movies of the year. The event opens with the Italian entry to the Academy Awards® 2017 - Best Foreign Language Film, FIRE AT SEA (FUOCOAMMARE), by Gianfranco Rosi, Berlin International Film Festival Golden Bear winner, finalist at the IDA Awards, European Film Awards nominee acclaimed by film critics and supported by international testimonials such as Bernardo Bertolucci and Meryl Streep.

FIRE AT SEA, the opening night film, documents the massive influx of refugees to the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, and the constant rescue actions Italy has accomplished over the past 20 years.

In a 10 day marathon full of events, the public will have the opportunity for immersion Italian culture, by discovering digitally restored masterpieces like THE EASY LIFE (Il Sorpasso) by Dino Risi (in anticipation of the celebrations for the centennial of his birth that will kick off on December 14th at the Museum of Modern Art in New York), or dig deeply into the life of fashion icon Franca Sozzani, legendary editor in chief of Vogue Italy for 28 years,  in the biopic directed by her son Francesco Carrozzini: FRANCA: CHAOS AND CREATION.

Ten titles, selected by Artistic Curator Laura Delli Colli with American Cinematheque's Director of Programming Gwen Deglise, will then be presented as part of the official program of Cinema Italian Style 2016 at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, at the presence of directors and actors.  

See this link for the list of films.

Filmmakers & Actors in person for Cinema Italian Style:

Gianfranco ROSI (director FIRE AT SEA),

Alberto BARBERA (Director Venice International Film Festival)

Francesco CARROZZINI (director FRANCA:CHAOS AND CREATION),

Edoardo DE ANGELIS (Director INDIVISIBLE),

Claudio GIOVANNESI (Director FIORE),

Gabriele MAINETTI (Director THEY CALL ME JEEG),

Kasia SMUTNIAK (actress PERFECT STRANGER),

Gabriele MUCCINO (Director SUMMERTIME)

See the Cinema Italian Style website for information on the food, fashion and other components of this week of Italian culture in Los Angeles.

Co-presented by the American Cinematheque and Luce Cinecittà, under the auspices of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles, the Italian Trade Agency and the Italian Cultural Institute. Supported by Alcantara and The Leading Hotels of the World. Media partner: Variety. Charity partner: Fondazione Francesca Rava N.P.H. Italia.

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