Welcome to the home of film festivals in Australia and to the Lavazza Italian Film Festival - the biggest Italian Film Festival in the world outside Italy. After an outstanding national tour, the festival arrives at its final location to screen at Palace Electric this February.
We have listened to your requests and bring you a selection of Italy’s biggest recent box office hits including Opening Night Selection Welcome to the North (Benvenuti al nord), as well as several outstanding new dramas selected from the prestigious Cannes, Berlin, Venice and Rome film festivals.
With an exceptional selection of 12 films we embrace some incredible stories and topical themes that yield a fascinating perspective on Italy and the inimitable style of la vita italiana, including: Andrea Segre’s award-winning gem Shun Li and the Poet (Io sono Li); acclaimed Italian-Turkish director Ferzan Ozpetek’s Magnificent Presence (Magnifica presenza); Golden Globe-winning The Entrepreneur (L’Industriale); Marco Tullio Giordana’s highly anticipated Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy (Romanzo di una strage); Pupi Avati’s nostalgia-heavy 1930s-set tale The Big Heart of Girls (Il cuore grande delle ragazze); and the hilarious laugh-outloud comedy Love Is In The Air (Com’e’ bello far l’amore).
Please join us at one of the many special events planned where, with the help of our wonderful sponsors, we celebrate Italian cinema, coffee, wine, aperitivi and musica as we recreate a little piece of Italy in our cinemas.
The Palace Cinemas Festivals Team