2024 Italian Contemporary Film Series

Join us for the latest in Italian cinema, screening exclusively at the ICCC.

All films will be screened in original Italian with English subtitles. Tickets are sold individually for each film and cost $10 for ICCC members, and $15 for general admission.


January 17 at 7:00 p.m.

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Like Sheep Among Wolves (Come pecore in mezzo ai lupi) 

GENRE CRIME/DRAMA

DIRECTED BY LYDA PATITUCCI

RUN TIME 1 hour 40 minutes

CAST Isabella Ragonese, Andrea Arcangeli, Carolina Michelangeli, Gennaro di Colandrea, Aleksander Gavranic

Two siblings that haven’t seen each other in years find themselves involved in the same heist on opposite sides of the barricade: she as a police officer, he as a criminal. Old wounds will resurface, and the pair will have to make choices that seriously jeopardize their goals.

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February 21 at 6:30 p.m.

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LUBO

GENRE CRIME/DRAMA

DIRECTED BY GIORGIO DIRITTI

RUN TIME 3 hours

CAST Franz Rogowski (Great Freedom, Undine), Cristophe Sermet, Valentina Bellè (Good Mothers, Ferrari), Noemi Besedes, Joel Basman, Cecilia Steiner

Franz Rogowski delivers a heart wrenching performance as Lubo, a humble and impish street performer in the Grisons canton of Switzerland. The year is 1939, and Lubo is conscripted by the Swiss army to defend the country’s borders. Soon after, he learns that his wife has been killed in her attempt to stop the gendarmes from taking away their three small children, who, as Jenisch, have been removed from their family as part of the national program of re-education for “children of the road” (Hilfswerk für die Kinder der Landstrasse). So begins Lubo’s decades long quest to find his children and exact his revenge.

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March 20 at 7:00 p.m.

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The Best Century of My Life (Il più bel secolo della mia vita)

GENRE COMEDY

DIRECTED BY ALESSANDRO BARDANI

RUN TIME 1 hour 30 minutes

CAST Sergio Castellitto, Valerio Lundini, Carla Signoris

This heartwarming comedy tells the story of 34-year-old Giovanni and centenarian Gustavo, both adopted, and their search to find their biological parents.

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April 17 at 7:00 p.m.

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To be determined…


May 15 at 7:00 p.m.

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The Beautiful Summer (La bella estate)

GENRE DRAMA

DIRECTED BY LAURA LUCHETTI

RUN TIME 1 hour 50 minutes

CAST Yile Yara Vianello, Deva Cassel, Nicolas Maupas, Alessandro Piavini, Adrien Dewitte

In this coming-of-age tale set in 1938, Ginia, on the cusp of adulthood, has just moved from the Italian countryside to the city of Turin. Despite growing tensions and the threat of war, Ginia’s future seems to offer her endless possibilities. She soon befriends the provocative and sensuous Amelia, who introduces her to the city’s bohemian quarters. Over the course of the summer, Ginia musters the courage to be truly herself and surrenders to her first great love.

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Click here to become a member of the Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston. As a member, you’ll receive special discounts on tickets to our events and language classes.

This event is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

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