The Lavazza Italian Film Festival (LIFF) is returning to Perth for its 19th year, featuring over 30 films from Italy’s best filmmakers, from drama to romance to comedy. The Festival will be held at the Cinema Paradiso in Northbridge and Luna on SX in Fremantle, kicking off 27th September and wrapping up 17th October. The full program will be announced later this month with tickets going on sale August 15th, but here’s a taste of what you can expect:
Actress and director Valeria Golino (Rain Man) returns to the Festival with her film Euphoria, a riveting drama about two brothers forced back into each other’s lives, starring Riccardo Scamarcio (Dalida LIFF17) and Valerio Mastandrea (Perfect Strangers LIFF16).
Directed by the D’Innocenzo Brothers and co-starring Luca Zingaretti (LIFF16), Boys Cry follows two boys who, having always existed on the fringes of Rome’s underworld, are suddenly pulled into it.
The Girl in the Fog, based on the similarly titled bestselling novel, is a thriller set amid a close-knit mountain village which follows the enigmatic Detective Vogel (Toni Servillo, Let Yourself Go! LIFF17) as he investigates the sudden disappearance of a young girl.
Ferrante Fever is an in-depth investigation into the mysterious life of author Elena Ferrante, whose ‘Neapolitan Quartet’ novels have attracted legions of fans worldwide.
Made in Italy is a multi-award-winning dramedy by singer Luciano Ligabue’s, based on his album of the same name.
Italy is not only known for world-class drama and high-end filmmaking, but also for their love of outrageous comedies! Therefore, this year the Festival brings you several of Italy’s best:
My Big Gay Italian Wedding is a chaotic, heart-warming trip to the altar as a young man travels to his conservative hometown to marry his fiancé.
Put Nonna In The Freezer follows the Tax Police’s most incorruptible officer, whose world is upended when he falls for an unlikely scammer.
Like a Cat on a Highway sees two parents from different worlds suddenly united by a common cause: to stop their teenage children from dating one another.
Love & Bullets, a 17-time international award-winner, is a mafia musical that follows a family of schemers whose latest plan is threatened by true love.
The Festival will also be celebrating the work of renowned Turkish-Italian director and scriptwriter Ferzan Özpetek by featuring several of his best-loved films, including Naples in Veils, Facing Windows, Ignorant Fairies, and Loose Cannons.
Whichever film you’re interested in, it’s sure to be an amazing few weeks, so don’t miss out! Tickets are available now so click here and get in quick before they all sell out!