Toni Servillo and John Turturro events among Italian Film Festival 2011 highlights
Film by Roberto Rossellini and Paulo Virzi also screened
The Romans reconquer the central belt this year with a selection of the ancient and the modern. For the 2011 outing there’s a spotlight on celebrated actor Toni Servillo with screenings of his films The Girl By the Lake and One Man Up. Italian-American actor/director John Turturro makes his festival debut with his lush documentary Passione on his great love of Neapolitan music. For lovers of lost classics, there’s a rare screening of the Roberto Rossellini’s 1959 film Il Generale della Rovere starring director Vittorio De Sica. And as always a number of recent big Italian box-office hits will be screening, including Paulo Virzi’s The First Beautiful Thing which was Italy’s Oscar contender this year and comedy What A Beautiful Day which has become the biggest box-office hit in Italian cinema history, having taken in excess of 30m euros and counting. How’s that for starters? Ticket deals available.
GFT, Glasgow & Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Fri 1 Apr–Thu 14 Apr.