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June 2017

Varichina + Q&A

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June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
£10

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Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Rd,
London, E1 4UJ United Kingdom

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a documentary film by by Mariangela Barbanente and Antonio Palumbo "This is the story of Lorenzo De Santis (played by actor Totò Onnis), called "Varichina", a gay man which defied the bigot society of Bari in the ‘70s. He used his colorful will to live to resist to the open hostility of a homophobic community. This is a story of love, joy, melancholy and courage." In collaboration with Wake Up Italia.

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LA STOFFA DEI SOGNI + Q&A

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June 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
£12

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The Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent St
London, W1B 2HW United Kingdom

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a movie by Gianfranco Cabiddu. “A company of actors is wrecked, together with a group of dangerous members of Camorra, on the shores of an island in the middle of the Mediterranean. On these bases, a real comedy develops, full of turns of events directly inspired by Shakespeare’s Tempest. Here comes to light a deep narrative line about the universal themes of guilt, revenge, redemption and forgiveness." OUR FINAL SCREENING OF THE SEASON.

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September 2017

L’ORA LEGALE + Q&A

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September 9 @ 6:00 pm
£10

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Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Rd,
London, E1 4UJ United Kingdom

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A comedy by Ficarra & Picone. The new mayor of a small town in Southern Italy vows to bring back education and legality. But when his promises become a strong reality, his citizen, scared, manage to get rid of him with the help of his two brothers-in-law. CinemaItaliaUk starts his new season with the most successful comedy of the year. Ficarra and Picone, directors and leading actors of the movie, will be our guests in conversation with Professor Guido Bonsaver.…

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IL PERMESSO – 48 ORE FUORI

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September 19 @ 7:30 pm
£12

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The Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent St
London, W1B 2HW United Kingdom

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A movie by Claudio Amendola "Luigi. Donato. Rossana. Angelo. Four persons, four prisoners whose life is followed in the 48 hours of their furlough out of a prison in the suburbs of Rome. All of them haunted by their past, they try to take advantage of this short time in the real world to make a significant twist on their lives."

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October 2017

Premiere: La Leggenda di Bob Wind

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October 8 @ 7:30 pm
£12

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The Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent St
London, W1B 2HW United Kingdom

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A movie by Dario Baldi "The life and times of Roberto Cimetta, unsung hero of Italian theatre, an enthusiastic experimenter who helped to create and develop international festivals of theatre like the one in Lisbon. A young journalist, Anna, decides to rediscover his story across the memories and reflections of his friends and collaborators. Through this she brings to light Cimetta's figure of unique importance, whose untimely death prevented him from becoming even more influential and popular."

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Il Padre D’Italia

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October 15 @ 3:30 pm
£10

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Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Rd,
London, E1 4UJ United Kingdom

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A film by Fabio Mollo "Paolo is a disillusioned gay man. Mia is pregnant, rogue and alone. They meet by chance and start a journey together, across Italy, where the search for Mia’s family becomes a metaphor of the search for their own future and destiny."

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November 2017

Faber in Sardegna & L’ultimo concerto

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November 14 @ 7:30 pm
£12

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The Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent St
London, W1B 2HW United Kingdom

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CinemaItaliaUK in collaboration with Theatralia - EFG London Jazz Festival and Monk Misterioso presents the documentary by Gianfranco Cabiddu, Director of the acclaimed "The Stuff of Dreams", about Fabrizio De Andrè and his relationship with Sardinia and his last tour before his untimely death in 1999. The screening will be accompanied by a performance by jazz singer Filomena Campus and Cleveland Watkiss, winner of the London Jazz Awards for Best Vocalist in 2010 and was voted Wire/Guardian Jazz Awards best…

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L’ultima Spiaggia (The Last Resort)

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November 19 @ 3:30 pm
£10

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Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Rd,
London, E1 4UJ United Kingdom

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a film by Thanos Anastopoulos and Davide Del Degan L'ultima Spiaggia tells the stories of beach-goers at a popular beach located in Trieste, in the Northeast of Italy, where a wall still separates men from women. This is a film about boundaries, identities and discrimination. A tragicomedy on human nature.

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December 2017

LMFF: Per un Figlio/For a Son + Q&A

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December 3 @ 6:00 pm
£10

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Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Rd,
London, E1 4UJ United Kingdom

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The films within this event, Ambaradan (short by Amin Nour and Paolo Negro) and Per un Figlio/For a Son (feature by Suranga Deshapriya Katugampala), explores the 'othering' and the disconnect prompted by migrant heritage. While the themes are universal, both films take place within Italy, a country still coming to terms with the changing texture of its society. The films will be followed by a Q&A with Angelo Boccato (journalist), Paolo Negro (Ambaradan's director) and others tbc.

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Fortunata

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December 10 @ 6:00 pm
£10

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Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Rd,
London, E1 4UJ United Kingdom

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by Sergio Castellitto Fortunata lives in the suburbs of Rome. Alone, after a bitter divorce, she struggles to guarantee her eight-years-old daughter a decent life, whilst nurturing the dream of a beauty salon. Fortunata was successfully presented at Cannes Film Festival.

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