At the end of October and for two whole weeks, Italian cinema plays the starring role in the Villerupt Film Festival. Entirely dedicated to Italian cinema, the festival will be held in the small French town of Villerupt, from October 29th through November 14th.
The extensive programme, divided into multiple sections, comprises 8 titles competing for the main prize (Prix du Jury), a retrospective called “Gli Italiani raccontano”, focused on Italian cinema’s connection with literature, the “Panorama” section with over 15 titles, a homage paid to Carlo Verdone and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, and three other sections in competion, the Critic’s Prize, Young Jury Prize and Audience award.
Around 70 of the best contemporary film production titles, as well as masterpieces from the past, will be presented during the long celebration of Italian cinema, boasting a great public attendance from all over France and nearby Luxembourg.
The jury is led by the director, Roberto Andò. Among the events planned: the Festival opens with the screening of Bread and Chocolate by Franco Brusati and will have in attendance, most of the directors for the films being presented.
As follows, the list of films in competition for the Prix du Jury:
La spettatrice, by Paolo Franchi
Runaway, by Andrea Manni
Casa Eden, by Fabio Bonzi
On My Skin, by Valerio Jalongo
Nema Problema, by Giancarlo Bocchi
Changing Destiny, by Daniele Gaglianone
Sleeping on Her, by Eugenio Cappuccio
Tartarughe sul dorso, by Stefano Pasetto