Italian Film Festival Key Art
Melbourne
19 SEPT - 9 OCT
Sydney
20 SEPT - 10 OCT
Brisbane
3 - 21 OCT
Adelaide
11 - 28 OCT
Perth
11 - 24 OCT
Canberra
5 - 12 FEB 2013
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

Welcome to the North

(Benvenuti al nord)

The quirky postal workers of 2011 festival hit Welcome to the South reverse direction in this year's hilarious opening night selection Welcome to the North.

Following his eye-opening experience in the south, Alberto (Claudio Bisio) returns home to the north with the promotion to Milan he had always dreamed of. Meanwhile, his old friend Mattia (Alessandro Siani), from the laidback post office in Campania, is trying to prove to his wife (Valentina Lodovini) that he is taking work seriously and is committed to working harder to fulfil her dream of moving out of her mother-in-law's home and into their own love-nest! But when his work colleagues misunderstand and submit his transfer request, he finds himself unexpectedly transferred to Milan...

Skewering north/south stereotypes with slapstick humour and having fun with the Cilento and Milanese dialects, director Luca Miniero delivers another record-breaking Italian box office sensation and reunites the entire charming cast including Claudio Bisio, Valentina Lodovini and Angela Finocchiaro.


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Opening Night Gala Events


Palace Cinema Como
Australian Premiere of WELCOME TO THE NORTH
Wednesday 19 September 6.30pm for 7.00pm
Movie Club Members $55 / General Admission $59.50
Includes film premiere, gift bag & official after party with Lavazza Mocha Martinis, Connoisseur Gourmet ice cream, catering courtesy of Mama Baba live entertainment and much more!

Palace Norton Street
Sydney Premiere of WELCOME TO THE NORTH
Thursday 20 September 6.30pm for 7.00pm
Movie Club Members $55 / General Admission $59.50
Includes film premiere, gift bag & official after party with Lavazza Mocha Martinis, Connoisseur Gourmet ice-cream live entertainment and much more!

Palace Barracks
BRISBANE Premiere of WELCOME TO THE NORTH
Wednesday 3 October 6.30pm for 7.00pm
Movie Club Members $55 / General Admission $59.50
Includes film premiere, gift bag & official after party with Lavazza Mocha Martinis, Connoisseur Gourmet ice cream, catering courtesy of Dell’ugo live entertainment and much more!

Cinema Paradiso
Perth Premiere of WELCOME TO THE NORTH
Thursday 11 October 6.30pm for 7.00pm
General Admission $50
Includes film premiere, gift bag & official after party with Lavazza Mocha Martinis, Connoisseur Gourmet ice cream, live entertainment and much more!

Palace Nova Eastend
Adelaide Premiere of WELCOME TO THE NORTH
Thursday 11 October 6.30pm for 7.00pm
Movie Club Members $50 / General Admission $55
Includes film premiere, gift bag & official after party with Lavazza Mocha Martinis, Connoisseur Gourmet ice cream, live entertainment and much more!