Cinema Italian Style

Cinema Italian Style

November 4–11, 2021

Cinema Italian Style features some of the best in current Italian films. Now in its 13th year, the weeklong festival will take place both in person and virtually. Join us for una settimana di straordinari film italiani.

Tickets: $14 | $9 (SIFF members)
Purchase individual tickets on each film detail page.

Passes: $100 | $75 (SIFF members)

IN THEATERS
SIFF Cinema Egyptian: Nov 4–11
Proof of vaccination with photo ID required. Read full COVID Policy.

STREAMING
SIFF Channel: Nov 4–11
Passholders will be able to view Cinema Italian Style virtually on the SIFF Channel from 7:00am on Thursday, November 4 to 11:59pm on Thursday, November 11. Read Virtual FAQ.

Films available virtually are geoblocked to the US.
In-person screenings only (not available virtually): The Macaluso Sisters, The Image Machine of Alfredo C.,  The Innocent, A Chiara, The Hand of God

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A Chiara

Italy | 2021 | 121 min. | Jonas Carpignano

November 9, 2021

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

From multi award-winning writer/director Jonas Carpignano (A Ciambra, Meditterranea), 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.

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Ezio Bosso, the Things That Remain

Italy | 2021 | 104 min. | Giorgio Verdelli

November 7, 2021

SIFF Cinema 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.

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Futura

Italy | 2021 | 110 min. | Alice Rohrwacher, Pietro Marcello, Francesco Munzi

November 6, 2021

SIFF Cinema 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.

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The Great Silence

Italy | 2021 | 107 min. | Alessandro Gassmann

November 8, 2021

SIFF Cinema 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.

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The Hand of God

Italy | 2021 | 129 min. | Paolo Sorrentino

November 11, 2021

SIFF Cinema 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.

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The Innocent

Italy | 1976 | 129 min. | Luchino Visconti

November 6, 2021

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

Gabrielle d'Annunzio’s passionate novel is brought to life in the newly restored final masterpiece from acclaimed director Luchino Visconti, starring Giancarlo Giannini, Laura Antonelli, and Jennifer O'Neill.

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The Image Machine of Alfredo C.

Italy | 2021 | 76 min. | Roland Sejko

November 5, 2021

SIFF Cinema 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.

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The Inner Cage

Italy | 2021 | 117 min. | Leonardo di Costanzo

November 6, 2021

SIFF Cinema 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.

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Like a Cat on a Highway 2

Italy | 2021 | 109 min. | Riccardo Milani

November 10, 2021

SIFF Cinema 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.

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The Macaluso Sisters

Italy | 2020 | 94 min. | Emma Dante

November 4, 2021

SIFF Cinema 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.

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The Predators

Italy | 2020 | 109 min. | Pietro Castellitto

November 7, 2021

SIFF Cinema 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.

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Three Perfect Daughters

Italy | 2020 | 96 min. | Rolando Ravello

November 5, 2021

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

In this comedy hit set in Rome, Marco Giallini, Vincenzo Salemme, and Giuseppe Battiston star as three friends and brothers-in-law, Arturo, Antonio and Sergio, confronted with the same problem.

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With or Without You

Italy | 2021 | 110 min. | Stefano Sardo

November 7, 2021

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

Longtime couple Alice 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.

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Parking

In addition to metered street parking, there is an easily accessible public garage just right across the street from the Egyptian. Harvard Garage (1609 Harvard Ave), $10.

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Cinema Italian Style at SIFF is co-presented with Seattle-Perugia Sister City Association, Tutta Bella, Luce Cinecittà, and the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco under the auspices of the Italian Consulate General in San Francisco.

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