The 10th Annual Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival opens Thursday, October 6 and runs to Sunday, October 9, 2016, at the Sottile Theatre, 44 George St, Charleston, SC. The four-day festival celebrates contemporary Italian cinema and culture with film ...
The 10th Annual Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival opens Thursday, October 6 and runs to Sunday, October 9, 2016, at the Sottile Theatre, 44 George St, Charleston, SC. The four-day festival celebrates contemporary Italian cinema and culture with film screenings, conversations with directors and special events. The program includes a variety of films, from serious dramas that are potential Oscar contenders, to comedies and award-winning documentaries. Professor of Italian Studies, Giovanna De Luca started the festival 10 years ago. The mission of the Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival is to promote cultural experiences in the Lowcountry and to expose audiences to the Italian arts, language and culture. In past years, films screened at the festival have been candidates for the Oscars, and winners at Cannes, Venice and the prestigious David di Donatello awards. Previously unknown actors and first-time directors have visited Charleston to present their films and have gone on to become major directors and film stars in Europe.
â€œCharleston is well known for its many festivals. It can be hard to start them and hard to keep them going. Iâ€™m very proud that Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival has not only survived but thrived. And now weâ€™ve reached our 10th anniversary,â€ says Giovanna De Luca, the festivalâ€™s creative director and an Italian professor at the College of Charleston. â€œWe have built an excellent reputation and major Italian directors and actors have taken notice, accepting our invitations to visit Charleston and participate in our festival. The movies are great. The lectures are great. The after-parties are great.â€To help celebrate the 10th annual festival, famous Italian screenwriter and director, Massimo Guadioso will be one of the special guests who will appear at the festival and participate in audience discussions. Massimo Gaudioso, director of the delightful yet ironic comedy, Un paese quasi perfetto, was born in Naples, Italy, and is best known for his work on Gomorrah (2008) (screenplay), Reality (2012) (screenplay/story) and Tale of Tales (2015) (screenplay). Tale of Tales starred Salma Hayek. Full schedule of films, panel discussions, and parties will be released in August.Tickets will be available in September and are $8.00 via College of Charleston online Marketplace, or at the box office one hour before each film screening. To learn more about Nuovo Italiano Cinema, visit the website at www.nuovocinemaitaliano.com, follow us on Instagram @italianfilmcofc, Twitter @ItalianFilmCofC or like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/FestivalCinemaItaliano.
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