Opening last June 26th, the Munich Film Festival screenings for the 5 Italian films in the program: Buongiorno, notte by Marco Bellocchio , Gente di Roma by Ettore Scola, Caterina va in città by Paolo Virzì, Sotto falso nome by Roberto Andò and Ballo a tre passi by Salvatore Mereu , are already sold out.
Excellent results not only for Italian cinema, but also for AIP-Filmitalia and ICE Berlino, who are responsible for coordinating and organizing this Italian presence. The Munich Film Festival , second in importance to the Berlinale, has become over the years an important Festival in its own right, attracting a massive number of German distributors, as well as those from Eastern Europe, thanks to a unique formula of combining festival and markets. Klaus Eder, General Secretary of FIPRESCI and one of the curators of the Festival states: “It is a real pleasure to see the public line up for the Italian films. The city of Munich in these days, is the furthest north of the Italian cities, and we are very happy to be presenting the best of the recent Italian cinema.”