2022 St Ali Italian Film Festival

2022 St Ali Italian Film Festival

Palace Cinemas once again presents this year's St Ali Italian Film Festival.

The 2022 festival celebrates the culture and cinema of Italy and starts on September 13, promising to transport viewers on a favoloso escape to Italy.

Want to know how to win a double pass to the festival?

Read on.

Movies will screen in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and Byron Bay, exclusively at Palace Cinemas, Cinema Nova, Palace Nova and Luna Palace cinemas.

The festival opens with the Australian premiere of Italian box office hit Belli Ciao from popular comedy duo Pio and Amedeo.

It follows two formerly inseparable friends who reunite in their hometown in Puglia after years apart, resulting in an entertaining north versus south culture clash.
Closing the festival this year will be the Oscar-winning trilogy of romantic comedies, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, starring the inimitable Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni.

From acclaimed director Vittorio De Sica, this classic forms part of the Spotlight on Naples, the heartbeat of Italian Cinema, the festival sidebar presented by the Italian Cultural Institute Melbourne.

Other highlights include Nostalgia, Mario Martone’s new drama, featuring a superb performance from Pierfranceso Favino, about a man who returns to his hometown of Naples after 40 years and rediscovers the city’s codes and rules, facing a past that haunts him.
Lord of the Ants and The Hummingbird sound intriguing and I'm particularly keen to watch Ennio-The Maestro, directed by Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso, Malena).

It celebrates the life and legacy of the legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone and features interviews with Oliver Stone, Quentin Tarantino, Bernardo Bertolucci and Hans Zimmer, plus the man himself prior to his death aged 91.

There will be two special musical tribute events in Melbourne and Sydney at The Astor Theatre and Chauvel Cinema which will pay homage to Morricone’s amazing body of work.

Tickets to the 2022 St Ali Italian Film Festival are now on sale and for more information visit www.italianfilmfestival.com.au

www.awokonthewildside.com is offering you the chance to win one of three double passes to the film festival. To be in the running to win these tickets, email me on idachionh@gmail.com and answer this question:

Who directed Yesterday, Today and Tomorriow?

The first three correct answers will win a double pass each. Entries close at 5pm, Melbourne time, on Friday, September 2.

Ciao! See you at the festival!