Cinema Italian Style 2017
November 9 - 16, 2017
SIFF Cinema Uptown
SIFF's Cinema Italian Style returns for the ninth annual festival of the best in current Italian films. The week will showcase 16 extraordinary feature films with some of the biggest names in Italian cinema today.
$14 | $9 SIFF Members
Series Pass: $100 | $75 SIFF Members
Italy | 2016 | 99 minutes | Pif (Pierfrancesco Diliberto)
November 9, 2017
Opening Night Film! In this WWII black comedy, the penniless-but lovestruck Arturo joins the US Army for a free ride to Italy, so he can track down Flora’s Sicilian father for permission to marry her.
Italy | 2017 | 92 minutes | Fabio Mollo
November 10, 2017
When Paolo, a recently-heartbroken sales clerk, meets pregnant Mia, a carefree back-up singer, she turns his life upside down. Together, they set out on an epic road trip that forces him to rediscover his passion for life.
Italy | 2016 | 93 minutes | Cristina Comencini
November 10, 2017
A love triangle between two 40-something friends and a dishevelled 19-year-old is the basis for a comedy of crossed wires and feelings that pays tribute to the freedom of letting go, at any age, to the joys of sex and levity.
Italy | 2017 | 100 minutes | Davide Barletti, Lorenzo Conte
Opens November 11, 2017
Set in the 1970s sunbaked coast of Puglia, this fable of a war between the ruling elite and lower classes plays like a cross between LORD OF THE FLIES and THE GOONIES, with an eclectic ensemble cast made up almost entirely of children.
Italy | 2016 | 100 minutes | Simone Godano
Opens November 12, 2017
Dazzling Italian superstars Pierfrancesco Favino and Kasia Smutniak sizzle on screen together in this brilliant romantic comedy about modern relationships in this wonderfully funny and new take on the body swap comedy.
Italy | 2017 | 98 minutes | Francesco Amato
November 12, 2017
This hilarious new screwball comedy stars the phenomenal Toni Servillo as an uptight psychoanalyst whose life is upended when he becomes involved with an effervescent personal trainer, well-versed in matters of the body, but less of the mind.
Italy | 2017 | 139 minutes | Manetti Bros.
November 14, 2017
Ammo may be flying but there's always time for a sing-along in LOVE AND BULLETS, a playful mafia musical where the crooks really can croon in the latest Naples set adventure from the Manetti Bros. US Premiere
Italy | 2017 | 91 minutes | Andrea Magnani
November 16, 2017
Closing Night Film! Italian director Andrea Magnani finds the right tone in lightly-paced, deeply observed film about an obese and depressed man, Easy, trying to transport a coffin from Italy to a village in the Ukraine.