Italian Film Festival 2020 First Programme

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'Pinocchio' 'Pinocchio'

The 21st Italian Film Festival will hit cinema screens nationally this September, showcasing a superb selection of new films from Italy.

The festival will kick off with a live-action version of 'Pinocchio' from 'Gomorrah' and 'Dogman' Director Matteo Garrone and starring Roberto Benigni as Geppetto.

Cinemagoers will be transported to amazing locations in Italy and afar including Rome, Naples, Palermo, Cerobbio and Morocco.

'I Hate Summer'

"Although the Festival will look a little different this year, we will continue to share our love for Italian cinema, language and culture and give our loyal audience something to look forward to with a chance to escape to Italy," Festival Director Elysia Zeccola says. "Nothing compares to the big screen experience and that special feeling of a shared emotional connection."

Other highlights from the Italian Film Festival programme include Marco Bellocchio's 'The Traitor', Ferzan Ozpetek's 'The Goddess Of Fortune' and Aldo, Giovanni and Giacomo's 'I Hate Summer'.

The full programme will be announced soon.

Italian Film Festival 2020 Dates

29 September-18 October – Palace Norton Street, Palace Verona, Chauvel Cinemas, Palace Central (Sydney)
TBA - Palace Como, Palace Westgarth, Palace Balwyn, Palace Brighton Bay, Kino Cinemas, The Astor Theatre (Melbourne)
1-18 October – Palace Electric (Canberra)
1-18 October – Palace Barracks, Palace James Street (Brisbane)
29 September-13 October – Palace Nova Eastend (Adelaide)
1-14 October – Palace Raine Square, Luna On SX and Leederville (Perth)
2-14 October – Palace Byron Bay



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