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Johannesburg Italian Film Festival

Data:

26/04/2018


Johannesburg Italian Film Festival

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Experience Italian cinema through the ages during the month of May

The month of May brings to Joburg a celebration of Italian cinema, with a satellite edition of the Johannesburg Italian Film Festival (JIFF). The festival celebrates the life and career of famed Italian actor and director, Vittorio Gassman, and simultaneously screens a separate series of contemporary Italian films.

One of the greatest Italian actors, the late Vittorio Gassman featured in countless theatre productions and movies over his 60-year career, including Hollywood hits such as Sleepers.

Gassman’s stepson, Emanuele Salce, himself an actor, will be travelling to South Africa, not only to promote his late stepfather’s films, but to perform his new play, Mumble Mumble. The play is an autobiographical tragi-comedy about his two fathers - his biological father, director Luciano Salce, and his stepfather, Vittorio Gassman.

As well as films and theatre about Gassman, JIFF will also bring to local screens a contemporary Italian film every Sunday in May.

JIFF III, May 2018 schedule:

Sunday 6 May, 1pm: Bianca come il latte, rossa come il sangue. A 16-year-old boy falls for a girl with leukemia and will do everything possible to save her and make her fall in love with him. Screened at The Bioscope in Maboneng with English subtitles, R30.

Sunday 13 May, 1pm: Pazze di me. Andrea is tired of losing girlfriends after they meet his family, so he pretends to be an orphan when he meets Giulia. Screened at The Bioscope in Maboneng with English subtitles, R30.

Friday 18 May, 7pm: Dinner and the screening of two documentaries by Emanuele Salce. The first, L’uomo dalla bocca storta, is about his father, Luciano Salce, while the second, La lunga strada, is about his stepfather, Vittorio Gassman. These screenings will be held at the Dante Alighieri Society, R150 for non-members, R120 for members. Emanuele Salce will introduce the films. Please note this event is in Italian only.

Saturday 19 May, 3pm: Slalom starring Gassman and directed by Luciano Salce, to be screened at Killarney Cinema. Free entry, English subtitles.

Saturday 19 May, 5pm: I soliti ignoti starring Gassman to be screened at Killarney Cinema. Free entry, English subtitles.

Sunday 20 May, 1pm: Un ragazzo d’oro. A young copywriter moves to Rome after his father dies, and works with a publisher to release his dad's autobiography. Screened at The Bioscope in Maboneng with English subtitles, R30.

Sunday 20 May, 5.30pm: Mumble Mumble, written by and starring Emanuele Salce, to be screened at the Auto and General Theatre on the Square, Sandton, followed by refreshments. Free entry. Please note this event is in Italian only.

Sunday 27 May, 1pm: Hotel Meina. During World War 2, Cora tries to save a group of Jews from the Hotel Meina, but her escape plan is thwarted by a telegram. Screened at The Bioscope in Maboneng with English subtitles, R30.

For booking info visit joburgitalianfilmfestival.wordpress.com

JIFF has been running since 2015. This edition of JIFF is organised by the Centro Culturale Italo Sudafricano (CCIS) in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Johannesburg, and with the support of Dante Alighieri Society in Johannesburg and Fare Cinema.


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