Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival

Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival (NCIFF) presents the most artistically significant films of contemporary Italian cinema from both established and emerging directors. With feature film screenings, special guests and a variety of events, NCIFF is the premiere event in the Southeastern U.S.A, promoting Italian arts, language and culture.

Film Schedule:

12:30pm: Fiore gemello

Twin Flower

English Title: Twin Flower
Director(s): Laura Luchetti
Writer(s): Laura Luchetti
Starring: Aniello Arena, Giorgio Colangeli, Anastasiya Bogach
Production Year: 2018
Duration: 96 minutes
Genre: Drama
Language: Italian with English subtitles

In Southern Italy a place of beauty and danger, Anna, is a young woman on the run from human traffickers who have murdered her father; and Basim, is a refugee from Côte d’Ivoire desperately trying to avoid being caught by Italian immigration agents. While on the run the two adolescents form a loving bond.

2:45pm: La razzia

The Raid

English Title: The Raid
Director(s): Ruggero Gabbai
Writer(s): Marcello Pezzetti, Liliana Picciotto
Production Year: 2018
Duration: 60 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Language: Italian with English subtitles

In the city of Rome on October 16, 1943, the Nazis arrest more than 1,250 Jews. The victims must prepare their suitcases and abandon their homes in just a few minutes. On October 18 they are brought to the Tiburtina train station, piled in twenty-eight cattle wagons and deported to the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp.

Only sixteen will make it back home. Seventy-five years after the raid of October 16, 1943, the documentary traces one of the most tragic pages of Italian history through the voices of those who lived it.

5:00pm: Quanto basta

As Needed

English Title: As Needed
Director(s): Francesco Falaschi
Writer(s): Filippo Bologna, Ugo Chiti
Starring: Vinicio Marchioni, Valeria Solarino, Luigi Fedele
Production Year: 2018
Duration: 92 minutes
Genre: Comedy
Language: Italian with English subtitles

Arturo, a well-known chef who has been in prison for anger issues, is assigned to serve community service as a cooking teacher at the San Donato Institute, for a group of men with Asperger’s syndrome. Guido, 20-year old with a great talent and a lot of passion for cooking, is one of the pupils. Arturo is assigned to team up with Guido as a mentor for a cooking talent show in Tuscany.

Arturo hates talent shows but reluctantly accepts. Slowly, their contentious relationship will turn into a beautiful friendship.

715pm: Notti magiche

Magical Nights

English Title: Magical Nights
Director(s): Paolo Virzì
Writer(s): Francesco Piccolo, Francesca Archibugi
Starring: Mauro Lamantia, Giovanni Toscano, Irene Vetere, Roberto Herlitzka, Marina Rocco
Production Year: 2018
Duration: 125 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Language: Italian with English subtitles.

Featured Guest(s): Irene Vetere, Mauro Lamantia

During the 1990 World Cup, the night the Italian national team was eliminated on penalties by the Argentinian National team, a renowned film producer is found dead in the Tiber river. The main suspects are three young aspiring screenwriters. The three of them are called to retrace their version of the facts to the commander of the Carabinieri.

Their story describes the final anguish of the glorious era of great Italian cinema.

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