If you’ve found yourself longing for the sultry summer nights, deep earthy wine and pasta-filled bowls of Italy, then here’s your chance to experience ‚Äòuna piccola’ taste of Italian life, right here in Australia.
The Lavazza Italian Film Festival is back in spectacular style this year with a selection of the best in Italian cinema. Kicking off in Melbourne next week before continuing across various other cities across the country, the ever-romantic festival has promised to return ‚Äúlike the lingering embrace of a cherished lover”.
This year’s festival program boasts an impressive mix of 27 often passionate Italian films. With an overall theme of celebrating Italy’s capital Roma and all its glory – the festival is sure to satisfy the biggest Italian enthusiast.
Some of this year’s highlights include Honey, an enthralling film about a young woman who provides euthanasia to the terminally ill; Festival opener The Great Beauty, a sweeping, evocative tale of a jaded journalist who once dreamed of becoming a novelist; A Five Star Life (Viaggio Sola), centred on a jetsetting hotel critic who begins to suspect there’s more to life than living in luxury, Cosimo and Nicole, the story of two young people brought together during the Genoa G8 riots; Cannes favourite Salvo, an arresting hit man story centred on the relationship an assassin builds with the blind sister of one of his victims.
To celebrate the 14th annual Festival, we’re giving you the chance to win one of ten double passes. To enter, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‚ÄòItalian Film Festival giveaway’, include your name and address and tell us in 25 words or less which film from this year’s line-up you’re most looking forward to seeing and why.
Competition closes 2pm Monday 30 September.
For tickets and more information on the other films of the Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2013 visit the website here.
| Melbourne 2-27 October | Brisbane 3-22 October | Canberra 8 October – 3 November | Sydney 9 October – 3 November | Perth 10-23 October | Byron Bay 11-20 October| Adelaide 22 October – 11 November |