2022 Contemporary Italian Film series

The ICCC is proud to continue to promote Italy’s compelling film legacy by exploring its contemporary films starting January 2022.

Below the lineup.


All movies are in Italian with English subtitles.
Doors open at 6.45 pm. Film starts at 7 pm.
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  1. January 19, 2022 : Il Materiale Emotivo (A bookshop in Paris)

  2. February 16, 2022 : Welcome Venice

  3. March 23, 2022 : Lasciami Andare (You came back)

  4. April 20, 2022 : Blackout love

  5. May 18, 2022 : Una Notte da Dottore (Doctor on Call)

  6. June 15, 2022 : L’Arminuta (A girl returned)

  7. July 20, 2022 : E’ Per Il Tuo Bene (Three perfect daughters)

  8. September 21, 2022 : Supereroi (Superheroes )

  9. October 19, 2022 : 10 Giorni con Babbo Natale (When mom is away… with the family)


Scroll below to watch the trailers and know more about each movie.


January 19, 2022

Il Materiale Emotivo (A bookshop in Paris)

Directed by Sergio Castellitto.
With Sergio Castellitto, Bérénice Bejo, Matilda De Angelis.

Vincenzo (Sergio Castellitto) dedicates his life to the bookshop he owns in Paris and to his daughter Albertine (Matilda De Angelis), forced to stay home because of an accident occurred to her a few years earlier. One day Yolande (Bérénice Bejo), an exuberant, eccentric, funny and beautiful girl, bursts into Vincenzo’s shop. Charmed by her vital energy, the man starts feeling again emotions he’s been chocking-off for too long, and which will make him question his melancholic and somehow suspended way of facing life.

An intimate, poetic and touching story, written by Italian cinema maestro Ettore Scola.



February 16, 2022

Welcome Venice


Directed by Andrea Segre
With Anna Bellato, Roberto Citran, Sara Lazzaro

Pietro and Alvise come from a long line of fishing families from Giudecca, Venice’s most ‘working-class’ island. But they don’t see eye to eye on the seemingly unstoppable transformation of the lives of the Venetians and the city’s very identity. Indeed, the far-reaching impact of global tourism has changed the relationship between Venice and its residents, and the pandemic has only thrown this critical situation into relief. Pietro would just like to keep fishing the typical crabs found in the Lagoon, lonely as that lifestyle is, while Alvise believes their home on the Giudecca itself is the ticket to joining the elite managing the city’s real estate assets, hence running Venice. This clash of views will involve the entire family, in an ensemble film about how our world is changing.



March 23, 2022

Lasciami Andare (You came back)


Directed by Stefano Mordini
With Stefano Accorsi, Valeria Golino, Maya Sansa

Marco and Anita discover they are expecting a child. Finally a ray of light in Marco’s life after his heartbreak following the loss of Leo, his first born with his former wife Clara. Suddenly, however Perla, the new owner where the couple lived until the tragic accident, bursts into Marco’s and his ex-wife’s lives. The mysterious woman claims she keeps feeling a strange presence and hearing the voice of a child that is tormenting her and her son. Marco therefore finds himself torn between the ties of the past and an unwritten future.




April 20, 2022

Blackout Love


Directed by Francesca Marino
With Anna Foglietta, Alessandro Tedeschi, Anna Bonaiuto, Barbara Chichiarelli

Valeria is a woman who never looks back, passing from one man to another. But one day everything changes: an ex who made her feel bad in the past reappears in her life.




May 18, 2022

Una Notte da Dottore (Doctor on call)


Directed by Guido Chiesa
With Diego Abatantuono, Frank Matano,  Marco Matteo Donat-Cattin, Cecilia Napoli..

Diego Abatantuono plays an emergency doctor. Struck by a crippling back-ache, he gets help from a pizza delivery boy who will need to step in the doctor’s shoes.




June 15, 2022

L’Arminuta (A girl returned)


Directed by Giuseppe Bonito
With Sofia Fiore, Vanessa Scalera, Fabrizio Ferracane, Elena Lietti, Andrea Fuorto

The story is set in the seventies and tells the story of a thirteen-year-old girl who suddenly discovers that she is not the daughter of the people she grew up with, as only child and among any kind of comfort, and finds herself returned to her real family in the Abruzzo region in central Italy. Behind the door of the new house a new world awaits her, foreign and rough that seems barely touched by progress.




July 20, 2022

E’ per il tuo bene (Three perfect daughters)

Directed by Rolando Ravello
With Marco Giallini, Vincenzo Salemme, Giuseppe Battiston, Isabella Ferrari.

Three desperate fathers see their worst nightmare come true: they are convinced that their young daughters have all chosen the wrong boyfriend. The three join forces to get rid of the three suitors as soon as possible.




September 21, 2022

Supereroi (Superheroes)

Directed by Rolando Ravello
With Marco Giallini, Vincenzo Salemme, Giuseppe Battiston, Isabella Ferrari.

The story of a young couple who falls in love and struggles to keep its relationship alive going through tenderness and fights, lies and emotions, secrets and cheatings. A sentimental dramedy about couples and the effect of time passing on their relationships, posing a simple but profound question: what superpowers you need to have, to love each other your whole life?




October 19, 2022

10 Giorni con Babbo Natale (When mom is away… with the family) 

Directed by Alessandro Genovesi
With Fabio De Luigi, Valentina Lodovini, Diego Abatantuono.

Carlo and Giulia are grappling with new problems regarding the division of their respective tasks within the family. Since Giulia has started working again, it is Carlo who takes care of the children and the household chores. However, he starts to find the role of “Mr. Mom” a bit tight-fitting. Just when he decides to get back into the game and look for a job, Giulia reveals to him that she is up for a promotion that would lead her to move to Sweden. As if that weren’t enough, she will have to take the interview on December 24 in Stockholm. Everything seems to threaten the family unity. What should they do? Carlo comes up with a brilliant idea… At least that is how he sees. Recover the old camper and drag the family into an adventure that will lead them on a journey to the North to spend Christmas all together lovingly. Unexpected events along the way and a hilarious encounter/confrontation with a self-styled Santa Claus will make the trip unforgettable.