It is with great pleasure that we announce this year’s Cinema Italiano Contemporaneo’s movie line-up!

The three movies chosen by us are not only well-crafted works but, equally as important, they portray facets of present day Italian society by presenting women and men in different roles and professions. We are sure you will be interested and intrigued by every one of them for totally different reasons….

And here they are:

SATURDAY, September 26, 2015

VIAGGIO SOLA (2013) – (I Travel Alone)

Directed by: Maria Sole Tognazzi

CAST: Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi

Genre: Comedy/Drama, 2013 – Language: Italian (English subtitles)

Awards: 2 Awards; one for best comedy of 2013 and the other for best actress

Synopsis: Forty-something Irene had a dream job that made her life easy: she was a luxury hotel inspector and her work got carried out in wonderful ever-renewed settings, from Paris to Gstaad to Berlin to Morocco to China….But does a dream job necessarily mean a dream life…..?

SATURDAY, October 3rd, 2015

IL VENDITORE DI MEDICINE (The Medicine Seller) – 2013

Directed by: Antonio Morabito

Cast: Claudio Santamaria, Isabella Ferrari, Evita Ciri, Marco Travaglio

Genre: Drama;  Language: Italian (with English subtitles)

Awards: 5 national and international awards for best film, best male protagonist, best screenplay and best story.

Synopsis: Focusing on a sales rep, Bruno (Claudio Santamaria), who suffers unbearable pressure at the hands of his tyrannical boss (Isabella Ferrari), the film begins by revealing just how stressful the job is when a co-worker commits suicide after being lambasted during a meeting. We then follow him when he makes the rounds of pharmacies and doctors’ offices pushing his company’s latest product….

SATURDAY, October 10, 2015

TUTTA COLPA DI FREUD (It’s All Freud’s Fault) – 2014

Directed by: Paolo Genovese

Cast: Marco Giallini, Vittoria Puccini, Anna Foglietta, Claudia Gerini

Genre: Comedy;  Language: Italian (with English subtitles)

Synopsis: :  Francesco Taramelli is a psychoanalyst who is dealing with three patients going through various hurdles in their love lives: Marta is chasing a deaf-mute man who has stolen things from her book shop, Sara is a lesbian who was left by her girlfriend just after she proposed to her, and 18-year-old Emma is seeing a 50-year-old architect called Alessandro, who is already married. Unfortunately, these three patients are Francesco’s three beloved daughters..


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Arrivederci al cinema.  Ciao,  Gabriella