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Monday, May 9, 2016

#ICFF16 Canada's Italian Contemporary Film Festival Unveils its Lineup


The team from the Italian Contemporary Film Festival outdid themselves this year with a spectacular lineup of Italian Films. Checco Zalone will headline the festival, which opens on June 9.

This year, the ICFF is joining forces with the Niagara Integrated Film Festival of Niagara Falls, Canada where Italian cinema icon Claudia Cardinale will present her latest film, "All Roads Lead to Rome". The ICFF will also be presenting Cardinale with a lifetime achievement award.

Among my personal highlights of the festival are the following films that I have already written about either in anticipation of their Italian releases or in review after having seen them.
-Not in any particular order

"Loro chi" by Fabio Bonifacci and Francesco Miccichè starring Edoardo Leo and Marco Giallini

"L'Abbiamo fatta grossa" by Carlo Verdone starring Carlo Verdone and Antonio Albanese

"La stoffa dei sogni" (The Stuff of Dreams) by Gianfranco Cabiddu starring Sergio Rubini and Ennio Fantastichini

"Non essere cattivo" (Don't be Bad) by Claudio Caligari starring Luca Marinelli, Alessandro Borghi, Valentino Campinelli and Silvia D’Amico
-Interview with actor Valentino Campitelli 
-Interview with screenwriter Francesca Serafini

"Alaska" by Claudio Cupellini starring Elio Germano and Astrid Berges-Frisbey

"Cloro" by Lamberto Sanfelice starring Sara Serraiocco

"All Roads Lead to Rome" by
-Profile on Claudia Cardinale
-Interview with actress Paola Lavini
-Profile on actor Raoul Bova
-Profile on AMBI Pictures and Distribution

"La Felicità è Un Sistema Complesso" (The Complexity of Happiness) by Gianni Zanasi starring Valerio Mastandrea and Giuseppe Battiston

"Io e lei" (Me and Her) by Maria Sole Tognazzi starring Sabrina Ferilli and Margherita Buy

"Mia madre" (My Mother) by Nanni Moretti starring Margherita Buy, Nanni Moretti and John Turturro

"Un paese quasi perfetto" (An almost perfect country) by Massimo Gaudioso starring Fabio Volo, Silvio Orlando, Miriam Leone, Nando Paone, Carlo Buccirosso, Gea Martire, Maria Paiato and Francesco De Vito

"Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot" (They Call Me Jeeg Robot) by Gabriele Mainetti starring Claudio Santamaria, Illenia Pastorelli and Luca Marinelli

Visit the Italian Contemporary Film Festival for the complete lineup. For more information on Claudia Cardinale's presentation, visit the Niagara Integrated Film Festival.

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