First Festival of Italian Cinema to Begin in Sofia on Tuesday

Society » CULTURE | May 30, 2016, Monday // 10:12| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: First Festival of Italian Cinema to Begin in Sofia on Tuesday

The Bulgarian capital will host the "First festival of Italian cinema in BulgariaDavid di Donatello Award" between May 31 and June 6.

The festival is an initiative organised and promoted by the Italian commercial chamber in Bulgaria, the Cultural association Titian and is carried out in cooperation with the Academy of Italian cinemaDavid di Donatello Award, the Italian cultural institute in Sofia and Sofia municipality - “Sofia creative city of cinema” - UNESCO. The festival is under the aegis of the Italian embassy in Sofia and the culture ministries of Bulgaria and Italy.

Being designated as creative cities of cinema by UNESCO, Sofia and Rome provide opportunity for the promotion of cinematographic industry of top quality.

The festival aims to present the best of Italian cinema and seeks internationalisation of the David di Donatello Award – the Italian equivalent of the Oscars, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

The eleven movies which will be screened in Sofia are all holders of the David di Donatello Award or have been nominated for it.

The following films will be presented: “Lina Wertmuler: Dietro gli occhiali bianchi” , a film by Valerio Ruiz, „20 Sigarette” directed by Aureliano Amadei , „Marina” by Stijn Coninx; „Ciliegine esordio” by Laura Morante , „Il Giovane Favoloso” by Mario Martone, „La Corrispondenza” by Giuseppe Tornatore, „L’Arte della Felicit?” by Alessandro Rak , „Noi e la Giulia” by Edoardo Leo, „Salvo” by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza, „Song’ e Napule” directed by Manetti Bros and „Latin Lover” by Cristina Comencini.

Admission to the festival is free, with the screenings taking place in Odeon cinema and Ivan Vazov National Theatre.

Culture » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: UNESCO, film, movie, David di Donatello, festival, cinema, Italy, Bulgaria, culture
Advertisement
Advertisement
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria