SIFF’s Cinema Italian Style festival returns to celebrate some of the biggest names in Italian cinema – tickets on sale now
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SIFF’s weeklong Italian film festival returns for its 13th year, showcasing a fascinating lineup of 13 films
SEATTLE (October 21, 2021) – Tickets are on sale now for SIFF’s Cinema Italian Style festival. In honor of its 13th season, this year’s event will offer 13 fascinating contemporary Italian films as part of a celebration of Italian culture.
“Seattle loves this festival,” says SIFF’s Artistic Director, Beth Barrett. “And it’s no wonder: these films are passionate, heartbreaking, funny, inspiring, and thought-provoking. They’re 13 wonderful ways to celebrate the festival’s 13th year.”
The festival will include in-person introductions and pre-recorded Q&A sessions for select films.
The opening film, The Macaluso Sisters, follows the lives of five sisters whose world is turned upside down by a sudden, unexpected tragedy that tests the bonds of their family. The film will screen November 4 at 7 p.m. at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian.
Additional films include The Inner Cage, a tense prison drama starring Toni Servillo; Ezio Bosso, the Things That Remain, a portrait of Italy’s legendary composer; and David di Donatello winning film The Predators, a black comedy about the collision of two families from opposing social backgrounds.
Closing out Cinema Italian Style is The Hand of God, where legendary director Paolo Sorrentino turns his lens to the formative experiences of his Neapolitan youth in this funny, moving, and deeply personal story of heartbreak and liberation.
WHAT: SIFF’s Cinema Italian Style Festival opens November 4. The film lineup includes the following (Film summaries are below):
- The Macaluso Sisters
- The Image Machine of Alfredo C.
- Three Perfect Daughters*
- The Innocent
- The Inner Cage*
- Ezio Bosso, the Things That Remain*
- With or Without You*
- The Predators*
- The Great Silence*
- A Chiara
- Like a Cat on a Highway 2*
- The Hand of God
* Starred films will be available on the SIFF Channel, SIFF’s streaming service.
SIFF Cinema Egyptian
805 E Pine St, Seattle, WA, 98122
Thursday, November 4, 2021 – Thursday, November 11, 2021
Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime
Passes for the event are on sale for $75 for SIFF members and $100 for non-members. Tickets for individual in-person or virtual screenings are $9 for SIFF members and $14 for non-members.
10 accredited press members per screening will receive free entry to Cinema Italian Style. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org
SIFF is known for our international festival that takes place in the late spring each year. For more than 47 years, SIFF has delighted moviegoers with films from all regions of the world and all genres of film. In addition, SIFF offers year-round arthouse screenings, curated mini-festivals, cinema events, and education opportunities - to keep up with them, visit SIFF.net.
Cinema Italian Style at SIFF is co-presented with Seattle-Perugia Sister City Association, Luce Cinecittà, and the Italian Cultural Institutes in Los Angeles and San Francisco under the auspices of the Italian Consulates General in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
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The Macaluso Sisters
NOV 4 | 7:00PM | EGYPTIAN
Emma Dante’s moving, elegant drama follows the lives of five sisters whose world is turned upside down by a sudden, unexpected tragedy that tests the bonds of their family.
The Image Machine of Alfredo C.
NOV 5 | 5:00PM | EGYPTIAN
An unexpected discovery in the Albanian historical archives unearths the life story of a cameraman who recorded the lives of the thousands of Italians detained in Albania during the Communist era.
Three Perfect Daughters
NOV 5 | 7:30PM | EGYPTIAN
In this comedy hit set in Rome, Marco Giallini, Vincenzo Salemme and Guiseppe Battiston star as three friends and brothers-in-law, Arturo, Antonio and Sergio, confronted with the same problem.
NOV 6 | 1:00PM | EGYPTIAN
Three of Italy’s most exciting filmmakers travel the country, interviewing a cross-section of their nation’s youth to discover their hopes, dreams, and fears for the future.
NOV 6 | 4:00PM | EGYPTIAN
Gabrielle d’Annunzio’s passionate novel is brought to life in the newly restored final masterpiece from acclaimed director Luchino Visconti, starting Giancarlo Giannini, Laura Antonelli, and Jennifer O’Neill.
The Inner Cage
NOV 6 | 7:30PM | EGYPTIAN
Toni Servillo, Silvio Orlando, and Alba Rohrwacher lead a remarkable ensemble in this tense prison drama, where any wrong choice could lead to violence.
Ezio Bosso, the Things That Remain
NOV 7 | 1:00PM | EGYPTIAN
Giorgio Verdelli’s inspiring portrait of the legendary composer Ezio Bosso captures his life and career, telling a great human story of talent, drive, and the sheer love of music.
With or Without You
NOV 7 | 4:00PM | EGYPTIAN
Longtime couple Alica and Tommaso invite their friends over for a special dinner. Everyone thinks they’re finally going to announce their engagement, but the truth surprises everyone.
NOV 7 | 7:30PM | EGYPTIAN
Winner of Best New Director at the 2021 David di Donatello Awards, actor/director Pietro Castellitto delivers an entertaining black comedy which sees two families from opposing social backgrounds collide.
The Great Silence
NOV 8 | 6:30PM | EGYPTIAN
In this bittersweet comedy, Rose decides to sell the dilapidated family home. Everyone reluctantly agrees – except her husband, Valerio – whose futile attempts to stop the sale unearth some unexpected family secrets.
NOV 9 | 6:30PM | EGYPTIAN
From multi-award-winning writer/director Jonas Carpignano (A Ciambra, Mediterranea), A Chiara is a searing, gripping and remarkably poignant drama about a Calabrian teenage girl who learns some difficult truths about her close-knit family.
Like a Cat on a Highway 2
NOV 10 | 6:30PM | EGYPTIAN
The second chapter of the blockbuster comedy Like a Cat on a Highway sees the return of Paola Cortellesi and Antonio Albanese as foul-mouthed tattooed Monica and radical chic intellectual Giovanni, three years since the end of their love story.
The Hand of God
NOV 11 | 6:30PM | EGYPTIAN
Legendary director Paolo Sorrentino turns his lens to the formative experiences of his Neapolitan youth in this funny, moving, and deeply personal story of heartbreak and liberation.