Cinema Italian Style

Cinema Italian Style 2018

November 8 - 15, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Now in its 10th year, SIFF's Cinema Italian Style features some of the best in current Italian films. The week-long festival showcases extraordinary feature films with some of the biggest names in Italian cinema today. Passes on sale now!


The Guest

Italy | 2018 | 94 minutes | Duccio Chiarini

November 8, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Short Skin director Duccio Chiarini returns with the misadventures of Guido, a middle-aged man dumped by his girlfriend, forcing him to seek refuge on the various couches of family and friends.

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I Villani

Italy | 2018 | 83 minutes | Daniele De Michele

November 9, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Four culinary artisans talk about the inherited traditions of Italian cooking

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Fairytale

Italy | 2017 | 87 minutes | Sebastiano Mauri

November 9, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

A woman spends her days in her surreal dream home with stuffed poodles, whiskey infused teas, and threats of alien invasions

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Story of a Love Affair

Italy | 1950 | 98 minutes | Michelangelo Antonioni

November 10, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

The uncertainty of passion between two lovers intensifies as the pace of their plot to commit murder quickens

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Like a Cat on a Highway

Italy | 2017 | 98 minutes | Riccardo Milani

November 13, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Two parents from different worlds unite to stop their 13-year-old children from dating each other!

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If Life Gives You Lemons (with short Magic Alps)

Italy | 2018 | 90 minutes | Ciro DeEmilio

November 10, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

A small town teen dreams of playing soccer, but his mother’s illness forces him to grow up fast

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The Intruder

Italy | 2017 | 95 minutes | Leonardo di Costanzo

November 10, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

A social worker running a community cente finds her goodwill questioned when she provides shelter to a criminal’s wife and children

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The Last Prosecco

Italy | 2017 | 101 minutes | Antonio Padovan

November 15, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

A sparkling comedic mystery set amidst the competitive Prosecco business

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Loro

Italy | 2018 | 150 minutes | Paolo Sorrentino

November 11, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Seduction, glamour, corruption, and debaucherous poolside parties: the life and times of Europe’s most infamous politician

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Ferrante Fever

Italy | 2017 | 74 minutes | Giacomo Durzi

November 12, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

The work of iconic and enigmatic writer Elena Ferrante is explored through an intricate tapestry of readings and interviews

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Couch Potatoes

Italy | 2017 | 102 minutes | Francesca Archibugi

November 12, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

A hilarious intergenerational comedy, about a celebrity father and his lazy teenage son

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Breaths

Italy | 2018 | 87 minutes | Alfredo Fiorillo

November 12, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

A grieving father and daughter move to the family’s ancient Villa only to discover that they aren’t alone

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Boys Cry

Italy | 2018 | 95 minutes | Damiano D'Innocenzo, Fabio D'Innocenzo

November 12, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

A pulse-pounding thriller set on the outskirts of Rome

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Reckless Life

Italy | 2018 | 99 minutes | Marco Ponti

November 13, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

A race car driver and mechanic go on the lam with stolen cash and a hostage

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Dogman

Italy | 2018 | 95 minutes | Matteo Garrone

November 14, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

A gritty revenge drama about a mild-mannered dog groomer who takes revenge on the ex-con that tormented him

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Where I've Never Lived

Italy | 2017 | 97 minutes | Paolo Franchi

November 14, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

An enthralling romantic-drama of a prodigal daughter who returns home to help her architect father finish a last project

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Euphoria

Italy | 2018 | 113 minutes | Valeria Golino

November 15, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Renowned Italian actress and director, Valeria Golino, follows up her directorial debut Honey with the compelling story of two very different brothers getting to know each other again as adults.

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