Cari Amici, Dear Friends,

It is with great pleasure that we announce the movie line-up for this year’s Cinema Italiano Contemporaneo.  As in the past, the  movies will be presented by Anna Brusutti,  Cinema Italiano Artistic Director.

And here is the line-up for this year:

Saturday, September 28, 2019 

Cosa Voglio Di Piu’ (2010)
(Come Undone)

Directed by:   Silvio Soldini
Cast:                Alba Rohrwacher, Pierfrancesco Favino
Genre:            Drama, Romance
Runtime:       126 minutes
Rated:            Not rated (some sexual scenes)
Language:     Italian (English subtitles)
Awards:         Several Awards

Anna (Alba Rohrwacher) has everything she thought she could ever need: a respectable career, a caring family, and a loving partner, Alessio. But when she meets Domenico (Pier Francesco Favino), a handsome, married waiter, her neatly ordered world begins to fall apart.

                                         Saturday, October 5th, 2019

Made in Italy (2018)                                                               

Directed by:       Luciano Ligabue                                                    Cast:                     Stefano Accorsi, Kasia Smutniak
Genre:                  Comedy, Drama
Runtime:             100 minutes
Language:           Italian (English subtitles)
Awards:               Several Awards

Riko works in a cured meats factory, like his father. The real, everyday love he shares with Sara, is in predicament. While Riko’s unhappy with his job, he’s lucky to be working at all, unlike several of his colleagues fired at the age of fifty. Not even going out with friends is enough to soothe the professional and existential crisis. To shake things up, he decides to drive to Rome with his friends.

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

Lazzaro Felice (2018)
(Happy as Lazzaro)

Directed by:     Alice Rohrwacher
Cast:                  Adriano Tardiolo, Agnese Graziani,
Alba Rohrwacher, Luca Chikovani
Genre:              Drama
Runtime:         128 minutes
Rated:              PG-13
Language:       Italian (English subtitles)
Awards:           Several Awards

Lazzaro, a good-hearted young peasant, and Tancredi, a young nobleman cursed by his imagination, form a life-altering bond. Tancredi will soon put the friendship to the test.


7:30 pm — All Screenings from DVD

Doors open to general public at 7:15: Seating limited to 140 seats.


Fe’ Bland Forum ▪ SBCC West Campus ▪
721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA

Sponsored by:

The Italian Cultural Heritage Foundation of Santa Barbara (ICHF),
a 501 (c)(3) organization


Ci vediamo al cinema!   Kevin