Cinema Italian Style

Cinema Italian Style

December 10 - 17, 2020

Cinema Italian Style is bringing the best in new Italian cinema right to your home with a virtual 12th edition! The 2020 weeklong festival will feature pre-recorded filmmaker Q&As and new work from festival favorites—including Ferzan Özpetek (Goddess of Fortune), Francesco Bruni (Everything's Gonna Be Alright, fresh from its Rome premiere), and Daniele Luchetti (The Ties)—side by side with debut films from David di Donatello-nominated Leonardo d’Agostini (The Champion) and Giuseppe Bonito (Kidz).

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Join us for una settimana di straordinari film italiani—available this year from the comfort of your couch.

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Passes: $85 Non-Members ($50 SIFF Members)
Tickets: $12 Non-Members ($7 SIFF Members) 

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Cinema Italian Style: Assandira

Italy | 2020 | 107 min. | Salvatore Mereu

December 10 - 17, 2020

Soaked to the bone in a torrential rain, Costantino tells the tale of a suspicious fire and death of his son, in this classic detective story set in rural Sardinia. Shot with an earthy intimacy and featuring an achingly powerful performance by Gavino Ledda.

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Cinema Italian Style: Everything's Gonna Be Alright

Italy | 2020 | 101 min. | Francesco Bruni

December 10 - 17, 2020

Filmmaker Bruno is struggling--he has recently separated from his wife, his children ignore him, and his comedic films aren’t funny. When he discovers he has leukemia, secrets from his father’s past come to light, and lead the family on a tour of rebirth, in this new film from Festival favorite Francesco Bruni.

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Cinema Italian Style: Goddess of Fortune

Italy | 2020 | 115 min. | Ferzan Ozpetek

December 10 - 17, 2020

In director Ferzan Ozpetek’s newest film, Stefano Accorsi and Edoardo Leo are a long-term couple in crisis, who have everything shaken up when their best friend (Jasmine Trinca) shows up with children and suitcases in tow. A Roman story of love, friendship, and family of all kinds.

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Cinema Italian Style: Golden Men

Italy | 2019 | 103 min. | Vincenzo Alfieri

December 10 - 17, 2020

A notorious 1990s armored car heist and its aftermath is viewed from multiple perspectives—drivers, ex-boxers, go-go dancers—in this slick, nonlinear crime thriller based on the wild true story that set Italy ablaze.

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Cinema Italian Style: Hidden Away

Italy | 2020 | 118 min. | Giorgio Diritti

December 10 - 17, 2020

Giorgio Diritti’s biopic on revolutionary painter Antonio Ligabue boasts an emotive and dramatic tension which is fully channelled into Elio Germano’s terrific Berlin Film Festival award-winning performance.

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Cinema Italian Style: Kidz

Italy | 2020 | 98 min. | Giuseppe Bonito

December 10 - 17, 2020

A playful, relatable, uproarious film that constantly pulls the rug out from under you, Kidz is a knockout comedy about the pressures of child-rearing in an uncertain economic time.

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Cinema Italian Style: Notturno

Italy | 2020 | 109 min. | Gianfranco Rosi

December 10 - 17, 2020

From the Oscar-nominated director of Fire at Sea, this lyrical tour-de-force captures the peoples and places ravaged along the borders between Syria, Iraq, Kurdistan, and Lebanon. Italy's Oscars 2021 Best International Feature Film Submission.

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Cinema Italian Style: Padrenostro

Italy | 2020 | 120 min. | Claudio Noce

December 10 - 17, 2020

Set in 1976 Rome, Padrenostro is an intimate and stirring rendering of trauma and its enduring aftermath loosely based on the director’s own childhood experience. Winner: Venice Film Festival 2020, Best Actor.

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Cinema Italian Style: The Champion

Italy | 2019 | 105 min. | Leonardo d’Agostini

December 10 - 17, 2020

When a hotheaded superstar striker for Roma gets into terrible trouble, his coach forces him to study under the tutelage of a humble history teacher in this intimate, inspirational sports drama out of Italy.

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Cinema Italian Style: The Ties

Italy | 2020 | 100 min. | Daniele Luchetti

December 10 - 17, 2020

In his affecting portrait of a marriage in crisis starring Luigi Lo Cascio and Alba Rohrwacher, acclaimed filmmaker Daniele Luchetti (My Brother is an Only Child, Our Life) has crafted a stirring domestic drama that shifts back and forth through the years.

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Cinema Italian Style at SIFF is co-presented with Seattle-Perugia Sister City AssociationLuce 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; and sponsored by Dante Alighieri Society of WashingtonIngeniux, KNKXpercorsoItalianoTutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria, and UW Department of French and Italian Studies.

2020 Cinema Italian Style Partners