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 Cinecittà 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.


The Eight Mountains

a film by Felix van Groeningen and
Charlotte Vandermeersch

After meeting as children over a series of summers in the Italian Alps, Pietro (Luca Marinelli) and Bruno (Alessandro Borghi) reunite as adults to build a mountainside cottage which becomes a site of both reflection and reconciliation. In The Eight Mountains, winner of the Jury Prize at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, Felix Van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch (Beautiful Boy, The Broken Circle Breakdown) trace with exquisite beauty and grace the life trajectories of two men whose peak moments and low ebbs become one with the landscape that has shaped them.

Winner, Grand Jury Prize
2022 Cannes Film Festival

Official Selection
Sundance Film Festival

“Magnificent.  A gorgeous, glorious retreat.  One of the strongest and most vibrantly shot pictures in the Cannes Competition.”  
–Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“*****  (Highest Rating). This is a movie with air in its lungs and love in its heart. It is spacious and unhurried in its devotion to beauty and to what it means to be human. This film has mystery and passion, it climbs mountainous heights and rewards you with the opposite of vertigo: a sort of exaltation.”  
–Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“Joyful and grateful and wise.   Novelistic in the best sense. It immerses you in the world of its characters – both human and Alpine – But it lives and breathes in beautifully cinematic terms.“
–Jessica Kiang, Variety

Only in Theaters

April 28, 2023
New York City – Angelika Film Center
New York City – Film at Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin
May 5, 2023
Los Angeles – LanDmark NuArt Theater
New York CITY – Cinema 1,2,3
New York City – AMC Empire
May 12, 2023
Austin – AFS Cinema
San Diego – Angelika Carmel Mountain
San Francisco – Landmark Opera Plaza
Dallas – Angelika Film Center & Cafe Dallas
Plano, TX – Angelika Plano
Glendale, CA – Laemmle Glendale
Santa Monica – Laemmle Monica Film Center
Encino, CA – Laemmle Town Center 5
Santa Barbara – SBIFF Riviera Theater
Torrance, CA – AMC Rolling Hills
pleasantville, NY – Jacob Burns Film Center
Sag Harbor, NY – Sag Harbor Cinema
Portland, OR – Cinema 21
Ashville, NC – Grail Moviehouse
Eugene, OR – Broadway Metro
Philadelphia – PFS at the Bourse
Washington, DC – Landmark E-Street
Fairfax, VA – Angelika Mosaic
Fairfax, VA – Cinema Arts Fairfax
Minneapolis – MSP at the Main
Baltimore – The Charles
Winston-Salem, NC – A/perture
May 13, 2023
New York City – New Plaza Cinema
May 15, 2023
San Rafael, CA – Smith Rafael Film Center
May 19, 2023
Chicago – Gene Siskel Film Center
Nevada City, CA – Mystic Theater
Pittsburgh – Harris Theater
Louisville – Speed Art Museum
Iowa City – FilmScene Uptown
Cleveland – Cleveland Institute of the Arts
Columbus, OH – Gateway Film Center
Brooklyn, NY – BAM Rose Cinemas
Stamford, CT – Avon
Bantam, CT – Bantam Cinema
Atlanta – Plaza Theater
St. Louis – Landmark Plaza Frontenac Cinema
Omaha – Film Streams Dundee
Columbia, SC – Nickelodeon
Chico, CA – Pageant
Santa Rosa, CA – Summerfield Cinema
Sacramento, CA – The Tower Theater by Angelika
May 25, 2023
Ft. Lauderdale – Savor Cinema

May 26. 2023

Brookline, MA – Coolidge Corner
Montclair, NJ – Claridge Triple Cinema
Seattle – SIFF Uptown
Denver – SIE Film Center
Missoula – Roxy Theater
New Haven – BTM Bowtie Criterion Cinema
Santa Fe – CCA Santa Fe
Iowa City – FilmScene
Three Oaks, MI – Vickers Theater
Salt Lake City – Broadway Centre 6
Knoxville, TN – Regal Downtown West
Rochester, NY – Little Theater
Amherst, MA – Amherst Cinema

June 1, 2023

Cleveland – Cleveland Institute of the Arts

June 2, 2023

Wilmington, DE – Screening Room at 1313
Portland, ME – Portland Museum of the Arts
Waterville, ME – MainE Film Center
Memphis – Malco Ridgeway
Sedona, AZ – Mary Fischer Cinema
Arabi, LA – Zeitgeist Theater and Lounge
Anchorage, AL – Regal Totem
June 7, 2023
Aspen, CO – BTM Cinema Isis

June 9, 2023

Rhinebeck, NY – Upstate Films Starr Cinema
Dennis, MA – Cape Cinema
Providence, RI – Avon
Portage, MI – Celebration Cinema Crossroads
Grand Rapids, MI – Celebration Cinema Grand rapids north

June 14, 2023

Boulder, CO – Boedecker Theater at Dairy Arts
June 16, 2023
Pelham, NY – The Picture House
Bloomington, IN – Ryder Film Series

June 23, 2023

Millerton, NY – Moviehouse 3
Westerly, RI – Mesilla Valley Film Society
July 21, 2023
Hunter, NY – Mountain Cinema
Watch this space for more dates!


a film by Emanuele Crialese

Clara (Penélope Cruz) and her emotionally distant husband Felice (Vincenzo Amato) relocate to Rome to raise a family. Even though the paint is fresh, and the appliances are new, the crushing expectations around marriage, desire, and gender in the early 1970s remain as traditional as ever. Their children Andrew (played by newcomer Luana Giuliani), Gino, and Diana are likewise poised at a precipice, on the verge of adolescence, with nothing but their imaginations to defuse family tensions. The eldest child, Andrew (nicknamed Adri by his parents), yearns for another life – an outsized, vibrantly-realized vision of a world where he gets to live as the boy he knows himself to be. Without an accepted vocabulary for talking about his transgender identity, Andrew tells adults that he’s an alien from another galaxy and makes a habit of running away to pursue a local Roma girl who accepts his boyhood at face value. As an outsider ostracized for her own eccentricities, Clara instinctively strives to protect her son despite not fully understanding him. An effortlessly moving film about growing up, fitting in, and breaking the mold, L’immensita is as freewheeling and creative as its central characters, mixing genres and staging musical numbers out of thin air.

Official Selection: 2022 Venice International Film Festival

Official Selection: 2023 Sundance Film Festival

L’Immensità is a grand and vibrant work of art.”
–The Wrap

“Everything in L’Immensità is beautiful even when everything wasn’t… Crialese’s odd, affecting memory piece layers the world as it was, is and could be in the same gilded frame.”

Coming to Theaters

May 12, 2023

New York City – Angelika Film Center
West Los Angeles – Laemmle Royal
More to come…


a film by Mario Martone

After living for many years in Egypt, Felice Lasco returns to Naples to meet again with the elderly mother he had left suddenly when he was still a boy.

Back in his hometown, he gets lost among the stones of the houses and churches of the Sanità district, steeped in the words of a language that he now perceives as foreign, but which is actually his own.

The man seems taken by a strange fascination, and the memories of a distant life he spent with Oreste – his childhood best friend – with whom he shares a secret – come back within him.

When it becomes evident that Naples represents a lost life for him, and that he should go back to where he came from as quickly as possible, he is pinned down by the invincible force of nostalgia.

Official Selection- 2022 Cannes Film Festival

Italy’s Selection for the 2022 Oscars.

Martone crafts a passionate, angry film that is full of atmosphere and great performances
–Screen International
Evocative and absorbing…the prolific Italian auteur’s most rewarding film in years
“Beautifully shot and superbly composed… A strong, deeply felt, valuable movie.”
–The Guardian
“With a formidable cast, assured direction and skillful camerawork, Nostalgia proves to be a surprisingly absorbing film”
-–The Hollywood Reporter

” A compelling, slow burn of a story that masterfully winds its way to a resolution that’s as avoidable as it is inevitable”                                                                 –The Los Angeles Times