2023 Italian Contemporary Film Series

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

All movies will be screened at the Milford House. Movies are in Italian with English subtitles. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Film starts at 7:00 p.m.

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INFO:

See 2023 lineup below | 7:00 PM
$10 ICCC Members | $15 Non-members
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The event will be in-person at the ICCC.

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2023 Italian Contemporary Film Series Lineup

 

January 18, 2023: Nostalgia

NOSTALGIA – Official Trailer – YouTube

Genre: Drama | Directed by: Mario Martone

Cast: Pierfrancesco Favino (The Traitor), Francesco Di Leva, Tommaso Ragno, and Sofia Essaïdi

Plot: After living 40 years abroad, Felice returns to Naples and discovers again places and codes of the city, facing a past that eats him away.

 

February 15, 2023: Una Relazione (With or Without You)

UNA RELAZIONE –  Official Trailer – YouTube

Genre: Drama-Romance | Directed by: Stefano Sardo

Cast: Guido Caprino, Elena Radonicich, Thony, and Libero De Rienzo

Plot: Alice and Tommaso have been together for fifteen years; they don’t have children, he is a musician, she’s an actress. Invited to dinner for an announcement, their friends think it’s going to be a marriage announcement, but instead discover that decided to break up: but without drama or emotional rifts, staying friends with each other. A legitimate but naïve ambition. Love stories end because people change. And no change is, nor can it be, painless.

 

March 22, 2023: Con Chi Viaggi (Drive Me Crazy)

CON CHI VIAGGI – Official Trailer – YouTube

Genre: Comedy | Directed by: YOUNUTS!

Cast: Lillo, Alessandra Mastronardi, Michela De Rossi, and Fabio Rovazzi

Plot: Four strangers meet through a car-sharing app and start a car trip together. Everything seems normal but, as often happens, things are not completely as they look. Paolo is a restless man with a nice demeanor, who seems to be hiding something. Michele and Anna already know each other but haven’t mentioned it to their companions. Elisa doesn’t know she has a very special link with Paolo. Among idle small talk, laughter, and plot twists, they embark on a road-trip comedy with noir undertones, that explores unexpected human relationships. A journey that turns into an adventure destined to change the lives of all the characters involved.

 

April 19, 2023: Con Tutto Il Cuore (With All My Heart)

Con Tutto Il Cuore – Official Trailer – YouTube

Genre: Comedy | Directed by: Vincenzo Salemme

Cast: Vincenzo Salemme, Serena Autieri, Cristina Donadio, and Maurizio Casagrande

Plot: What would happen if the heart of a violent camorra hitman would be transplanted into the chest of a dorky professor? Would this defenseless man turn immediately into a cruel criminal like his donor was? Science tells us that these are silly and ancient beliefs. But what if instead the killer’s ruthless mother, was convinced that her son was still alive within the heart now beating inside the professor’s chest and would ask him to seek revenge for his son?

 

May 17, 2023: La Donna Per Me (She’s The One)

LA DONNA PER ME – Official Trailer – YouTube

Genre: Comedy | Directed by: Marco Martani

Cast: Andrea Arcangeli, Alessandra Mastronardi, Stefano Fresi, Cristiano Caccamo, Edoardo Scarpetta, and Francesco Gabbani

Plot: What if you could answer any question and eliminate all doubts before making the most important decision of your life? What if, by some sort of magic, you could live your life pursuing your wildest and deepest desires? That’s what’s about to happen to Andrea, a thirty-year-old man on the eve of his wedding with Laura, the girl he met in college and with whom he built a life together. Andrea starts waking up everyday in a different life and a different self, in realities where he and Laura never got together in the first place. Exploring the many paths his life could have lead him on to, from unapologetic womanizer to acclaimed musician, Andrea will have to face the void Laura’s absence left in his many different “iterations”. Will he try to break the spell?

 

June 21, 2023: Ti Mangio Il Cuore (Burning Hearts)

TI MANGIO IL CUORE – Official Trailer – YouTube

Genre: Drama | Directed by: Pippo Mezzapesa

Cast: Elodie, Francesco Patanè, Francesco Di Leva, Lidia Vitale, Brenno Placido, Tommaso Ragno, and Michele Placido

Plot: The forbidden love between Andrea, the reluctant heir of the Malatesta family, and Marilena, the beautiful wife of the Camporeale boss, rekindles an old feud between two rival families. The fatal passion brings the clans back into war, in an ancient land, not so different from the far west, where only blood can wash out blood, following the ruthless codes of the local mafia. But Marilena, now cast out by the Camporeale and prisoner of the Malatesta, contended and reviled, with the strength only a wounded mother ripped away from her children can have, will oppose to a destiny which seems already written.

 

July 19, 2023: Il Primo Giorno Della Mia Vita (The First Day of My Life)

Il primo giorno della mia vita – Official Trailer – YouTube

Genre: Drama | Directed by: Paolo Genovese

Cast: Toni Servillo, Valerio Mastandrea, Margherita Buy (Three floors), and Sara Serraiocco (Salvo)

Plot: In the exact moment they’re hitting rock bottom, a man, two women and a boy meet a mysterious man capable of gifting them a week of time where they’ll discover how the world would be without them. Will they find the strength to start over and fall in love with life again?

 

September 20, 2023: Spaccaossa (Bonebreakers)

Spaccaossa – Official Trailer – YouTube

Genre: Drama | Directed by: Vincenzo Pirrotta

Cast: Vincenzo Pirrotta (The Traitor), Selene Caramazza (Pure Hearts), Ninni Bruschetta, Luigi Lo Cascio (The Traitor, The Best of Youth), Giovanni Calcagno, Aurora Quattrocchi, and Simona Malato

Plot: Inspired by real events, Bone Breakers is the story of a gang of improvised criminals who hatch a diabolical and gruesome plan to make money. The gang breaks people’s limbs and stages road accidents in exchange for part of insurance payouts. Half of the amount goes to the gang, and the other to the victims.

 

October 18, 2023: Io Sono Bobbo Natale (I Am Santa Claus)

IO SONO BABBO NATALE- Official Trailer – YouTube

Genre: Comedy | Directed by: Edoardo Falcone

Cast: Marco Giallini, Gigi Proietti, Barbara Ronchi, Antonio Gerardi, and with Daniele Pecci

Plot: Ettore has spent the last five years in jail for a robbery. Once out of prison, he has nowhere to go, his wife broke up with him and doesn’t want him to meet their little daughter who was born right before he was arrested. Alone and desperate, Ettore roams the streets of Rome and meets a strange old man, Nicola. He decides to take advantage of him and rob him. But after breaking into his house, Ettore realizes Nicola doesn’t have anything worth to be stolen and furthermore, the old man tells him a rather stranger thing: he affirms to be Santa Claus…

 


 

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