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Cinema Made in Italy

The Cinema Made in Italy program promotes and distributes contemporary Italian films to theaters in the United States, insuring that the best of Italian cinema is always available to fans, no matter where they live in the country. The series is an initiative sponsored by Istituto Luce Cinecittà and the Italian Trade Commission, and is managed by Deutchman Company Inc, which handles the marketing and distribution of the films. In previous years, the initiative has released or supported such films as Paolo Sorrentino’s Academy Award winning Best Foreign Language Film,“The Great Beauty,” Valeria Golino’s “Honey,” Marco Bellochio’s “Dormant Beauty,” Bernardo Bertolucci’s “Me and You,” Nanni Moretti’s “Mia Madre” and Gianfranco Rosi’s Academy Award nominated Best Documentary, “Fire at Sea” among others.

Piranhas

“PIRANHAS”
A Film By Claudio Giovannesi

Based on the novel by GOMORRAH scribe Roberto Saviano, PIRANHAS follows the fifteen year-old Nicola (in a stellar performance from newcomer Francesco Di Napoli) and his group of friends as they descend from naïve designer clothes-wearing and party-loving teenagers into violent and power hungry gangsters groomed by members of the Neapolitan mafia.

WINNER: Best Screenplay, 2019 Berlin Film Festival


August 2, 2019

Film at Lincoln Center
New York City

August 9, 2019

Landmark Nuart
Los Angeles
Landmark E Street
Washington DC
Landmark Kendall Square
Boston
Landmark Ritz at the Bourse
Philadelphia
Landmark Midtown Art
Atlanta
Landmark Chez Artiste
Denver
Landmark Ken
San Diego

August 16, 2019

Laemmle Playhouse
Pasadena

August 23, 2019

Landmark Opera Plaza
San Francisco
Landmark Shattuck
Berkeley

September 15, 2019

Alamo Drafthouse Winchester
Winchester, VA


Loro

“LORO”
A Film by Paolo Sorrentino
Starring Toni Servillo

Sex, drugs, power, and vice: welcome to the mid-2000s Italy of Silvio Berlusconi, the egomaniac billionaire Prime Minister who presides over an empire of scandal and corruption. Sergio (Riccardo Scamarcio) is an ambitious young hustler managing an escort service catering to the rich and powerful. Determined to move up in the world, Sergio sets his sights on the biggest client of all: Berlusconi (Toni Servillo), the disgraced, psychotically charming businessman and ex-PM currently plotting his political comeback. As Berlusconi attempts to bribe his way back to power, Sergio devises his own equally audacious scheme to win the mogul’s attention. Exploding with eye-popping, extravagantly surreal set-pieces, the dazzling, daring new film from Academy Award-winning director Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty) is both a wickedly subversive satire and a furious elegy for a country crumbling while its leaders enrich themselves.

Coming in September

The Disappearance of My Mother

“THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MY MOTHER”
A Film by Beniamino Barrese

Benedetta wants to disappear. An iconic fashion model in the 1960s, she became a muse to Warhol, Dali, Penn and Avedon. As a radical feminist in the 1970s, she fought for the rights and emancipation of women. But at the age of 75, she becomes fed up with all the roles that life has imposed upon her and decides to leave everything and everybody behind, to disappear to a place as far as possible from the world she knows.

Hiding behind the camera, her son Beniamino witnesses her journey. Having filmed her since he was a child in spite of all her resistance, he now wants to make a film about her, to keep her close for as long as possible – or, at least, as long as his camera keeps running.

The making of the film turns into a battle between mother and son, a stubborn fight to capture the ultimate image of Benedetta – the image of her liberation.

Official Selection, 2019 Sundance Film Festival
Coming in October

The Traitor

“THE TRAITOR”
a film by Marco Bellocchio

Called “Dazzling”  by the Hollywood Reporter, “The Traitor” is the movie that at long last tells the true story of the man who took down the Mafia.

Official Selection:
2019 Cannes Film Festival
2019 Toronto International Film Festival
2019 New York Film Festival

Coming Soon