|where:||Ciné Lumière, London|
|when:||March 1st - 5th, 2017|
|address:||Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Londra|
39 Belgrave Square
London SW1X 8NX - UK
|tel:||+44 020 7235 1461|
|fax:||+44 020 7235 4618|
This seventh edition of the festival brings a brand new array of exciting and inspiring films to the South Kensington cinema. Screenings are followed by Q&A sessions with the film-makers, offering audiences the opportunity to get involved in lively discussions.
This year’s line-up comprises nine new feature films, plus the recently restored version of Gillo Pontecorvo’s 1966 masterpiece THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS (La Battaglia di Algeri), distributed in the UK by CultFilms. It will be the very first time this restored version is shown on the big screen in the UK.
The five day annual event is organised by Istituto Luce-Cinecittà’s promotional department in Rome (Filmitalia), with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute in London, the official agency for the promotion of Italian language and culture in England and Wales.
Eight titles were chosen by the film critic and festival programmer Maurizio Di Rienzo, and two films were selected by Adrian Wootton, CEO of Film London.