CinemaItaliaUK gives Italian films a permanent home in the UK
We screen films monthly at the historic Regent Street Cinema, only steps away from Oxford Circus, and host some special screenings at Genesis Cinema in trendy East London - all with English subtitles. We aim to give our audiences an experience that goes beyond the film. That’s why many of our screenings are accompanied by introductions or Q&As with some of the most popular Italian talent, followed by some yummy Italian wines and nibbles.
Scroll down for more information on all our screenings
Q&A with Director Daniele Gaglianone and Eleonora Sammartino
A touching documentary about four Italian women of different origins involved in the reception of migrants in Italy. Lorena, a pensioner from Pordenone in Friuli Venezia-Giulia, does what she can to help Pakistanis hiding in temporary shelters; Elena, in a neighboring town, shelters a boy who has crossed the border barefoot in the snow; Jessica is one of the leaders of the Rialzo social center in Cosenza, Calabria; in Como Elena provides practical information to arriving immigrants.
Presented in collaboration with FILL - the Festival of Italian Literature in London. Followed by a Q&A with director Daniele Gaglianone.
Director: Daniele Gaglianone
Run time: 98 mins
After stealing the money of his accomplices, disgraced bank robber Tonino (Sergio Rubini) has his life saved by a lunatic convinced to be a Sioux named Red Crow (Rocco Papaleo). Red Crow believes that Tonino is the Man of Destiny sent by the Great Spirit to accomplish a great mission. As his life is in danger, Tonino will have only to seek for a strange allegiance with his crazy saviour.
An intelligent, funny and moving dramatic comedy, directed and co-written by Sergio Rubini ("The Stuff of Dreams", "My Own Good") which explores the life in the city of Taranto, poisoned and threatened by the poisoning presence of the steelworks industry of ILVA. Music composed by Ludovico Einaudi.
Director: Sergio Rubini
Run time: 113 mins
Starring: Sergio Rubini, Rocco Papaleo, Bianca Guaccero
Coming from a Bangladeshi family, Phaim has spent all his life in the suburbs in Rome, at Torpignattara, playing in a rock music group and spending time with his friend Matteo. He even meets Asia, an Italian girl with whom he falls in love. But when his family plans to move to London for a new life, he finds himself divided between his duties in the family and his own life. An exhilarating movie about two communities living together in Rome, which won the Nastro d'Argento Award for Best Comedy.
Director: Phaim Bhuiyan
Run time: 84 minutes
Starring: Phaim Bhuiyan, Carlotta Antonelli, Rishad Noorani
Presented in collaboration with Migration Film Festival.