Toni Servillo and John Turturro events among Italian Film Festival 2011 highlights

Italian Film Festival 2011, featuring the films of Roberto Rossellini, Toni Servillo, John Turturro, Paulo Virzi and more


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.

Girl By The Lake Trailer

L'uomo in piu

Passione di John Turturro

Il generale Della Rovere

The First Beautiful Thing

Che Bella Giornata - Trailer

Italian Film Festival Scotland

This festival celebrates the best of Italian cinema, bringing it across the waters and all the way up to Scotland. A mix of classic and contemporary cinematic delights makes up the programme.

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