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IFF PICCOLO: NOW UNTIL OCT 28!

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BY POPULAR DEMAND! EXTENDED UNTIL OCT 28!
PALACE CINEMAS LAUNCHES HOME CINEMA OFFERING
WITH THE ST. ALi ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL ‘IFF PICCOLO’

Palace Cinemas are pleased to announce a new online cinema solution, PALACE HOME CINEMA, bringing specialised and curated film selections – with their trademark dedication to world cinema – available to stream at your leisure.

Palace Cinemas CEO Benjamin Zeccola said: “People look to Palace for a special kind of entertainment. We want to accompany them on their journey, making fine cinema easy to find and play, even as we spend more time at home than ever before.”

Tailored for the Palace audience, the first spotlight will be IFF Piccolo, exclusive highlights from the 2020 edition of the ST. ALi Italian Film Festival. It will be available to preview for a limited time only and perfect for locked down Melburnians in advance of the event taking place in cinemas when they reopen.

The full programme will run in cinemas in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and Byron Bay at reduced capacity, and then in Melbourne when restrictions permit. In the meantime, Melburnians who aren’t yet able to enjoy the in-cinema experience can escape to Italy with the following highlights exclusively online from 15 - 28 October.
(EXTENDED BY 1 WEEK DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND)

To open IFF Piccolo we will feature the new live-action version of the classic fairy tale PINOCCHIO. From the director of Gomorrah and Dogman, Matteo Garrone’s seven-time Nastro d’Argento award-winner is an enthralling gothic fantasy starring Roberto Benigni as the woodcutter Geppetto. Make a night of it by ordering special IFF Piccolo event packs to be home delivered by festival naming rights sponsor ST. ALi (Melbourne only).

The selected programme will be available to stream from 15 October at any time across the duration of the IFF Piccolo edition, including: two Special Presentations - Ferzan Ozpetek’s award-winning new film THE GODDESS OF FORTUNE (La dea fortuna), featuring an all-star cast including Stefano Accorsi, Edoardo Leo and Jasmine Trinca; and MARTIN EDEN, by acclaimed writer and director Pietro Marcello. The award-winning drama provocatively transports Jack London’s 1909 novel about a self-taught and outspoken writer to a pivotal moment in Italy’s pre-war history.

Comedies on offer include: ONCE UPON A TIME...IN BETHLEHEM (Il primo Natale), which sees the famous comedy duo Ficarra and Picone star as a thief and a priest who are magically transported to year zero, Palestine, where they'll have to make sure that the birth of Jesus will follow its course; and SAY IT LOUD (Cambio tutto), the hilarious new comedy from Guido Chiesa (Director of 2019 festival hit Let Me Introduce You to Sofia) which follows one woman’s quest to gain control of her life.

If you enjoy dramas, there are two excellent titles: BAD TALES (Favolacce), set in a southern suburb of Rome and starring Cannes award-winner Elio Germano and ORDINARY JUSTICE (Palazzo di giustizia), a quietly impactful drama from newcomer Chiara Bellosi. And for the whole family, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE WORLD (Il giorno più bello del mondo) - a modern day fairy tale in which a down on his luck theatre manager receives a strange inheritance – custody of two children, and discovers that one of them has amazing telekinetic powers.

IFF PICCOLO, HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ST. ALi ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL
WILL RUN ONLINE FROM 15 – 28 OCTOBER.
(Extended by 1 week due to popular demand)

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!
PRICES:   $20 for Opening Night selection. All other films: $14

Palace Home Cinema is now accessible.
*The 2020 ST. ALi Italian Film Festival Melbourne dates will be confirmed when cinemas re-open.

READ BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT IFF20 PICCOLO

• Where can I purchase tickets to IFF20 Piccolo?
Palace Movie Club members will be able to access Palace Home Cinema exclusively at palacecinemas.com.au or italianfilmfestival.com.au.

• Where will I be able to access IFF Piccolo?
While we are putting together this online iteration of IFF20 Piccolo for our Melbourne
audience still in lock-down, it will be available Australia wide.

• What are the dates IFF20 Piccolo is available?
IFF20 Piccolo will be available on Palace Home Cinema from 15 - 28 October only. Extended by one week due to popular demand.

• How much will tickets cost for IFF20 Piccolo?
Tickets for the Opening Night Feature of PINOCCHIO will cost $20.
Standard tickets will cost $14.

• How long will the film be available once I purchase a ticket?
Once purchased, you will have a 48 hour window to watch your selected film.

• What films will be available for IFF20 Piccolo?
Our Opening Night feature is PINOCCHIO which will be available to stream for the duration
of the online festival. The rest of the lineup is below:
Pinocchio (Opening Night feature)
Special Presentations:
The Goddess of Fortune
Martin Eden
New Italian Cinema - Comedies:
Once Upon a Time… in Bethlehem
Say It Loud
New Italian Cinema - Dramas:
Bad Tales
Ordinary Justice
New Italian Cinema - Nonna/family-friendly:
The Most Beautiful Day In The World

• How will I sign in?
Existing Palace Movie Club members will be able to sign in straight away using the same login details.  If you are not a Palace Movie Club member, there is a free tier available and simple instructions for how to sign up can be found HERE.

• What are the system requirements?
You can watch on PCs running Windows 7+, and Intel-based Macs running OSX 10.12+. You can also watch on Android tablets and phones using Chrome and on iPhones and iPads using Safari. You will need a broadband or fibre internet connection. Dial up will not work. Complete list of requirements is below.

• What are the requirements for Windows computers?
Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer or Opera. We recommend using the latest version of your browser as earlier versions may not be supported. Internet Explorer on Windows 7 is no longer supported.
You will need a broadband or fibre internet connection. Dial up will not work.

• What are the requirements for Mac computers?
MacOS 10.12 or later. Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Opera. We recommend using the latest version of your browser as earlier versions may not be supported.
You will need a broadband or fibre internet connection. Dial up will not work.

• Where can I get more help?
If you have any other queries or issues please contact feedback@palacecinemas.com.au