Returning for the tenth year is the Cinema made in Itay event. It is a showcase for the best of new Italian cinema and will feature nine new films and the classic title The Night Porter by Liliana Cavani as part of its six-day programme. The festival will take place at the Ciné Lumière in South Kensington, London from 4th to the 9th of March. The opening night film is If Only (Magari), by the accomplished producer and first-time feature director Ginevra Elkann. The film centres on Alma, Jean and Sebastiano, three tight-knit siblings live in Paris in the safe, albeit bizarre, bourgeois world of their Russian-Orthodox mother. One day they are suddenly packed and sent off into the arms of their absent, unconventional and completely broke Italian father Carlo, who has no idea how to look after himself, let alone his kids. Despite the daily challenges and tensions, the children can’t help but hope for the family to be reunited.
The other films in the fesatival are 5 is the perfect number (5 e Il numer perfecto) directed by Igor Tuveri aka Igort; Bangla directed by Phaim Bhuiyan; Dafne directed by Federico Bondi; Flesh out (Il corpo della sposa) directed by Michela Occhipinti; Simple women directed by Chiara Malta; Sole directed by Carlo Sironi; Stolen days (Il ladro di giorni) directed by Guido Lombardi and Volare (Tutto il mio folle amore) directed by Gabriele Salvatores. More info can be found at www.institutfrancais.org.uk/cinema-italy