Cinema Made in Italy - Athens

1st Edition

Cinema Made in Italy - Athens

where:Greek Film Archive
when:February 12th - 22nd, 2021
Event takes place Online
website:online.tainiothiki.gr/page/cinema-made-in-italy-athens

The Greek Film Archive, the cultural initiative Tempo Forte, the Italian Cultural Institute of Athens and Istituto Luce-Cinecittà bring a scent of Italy to Greek screens, and present the 1 st Italian Film Festival Cinema Made in Italy-Athens.
16 new Italian films, from the greatest international film festivals, will be screened—starring Alida Vali, Paolo Conte, Marina Abramović, Roberto Benigni, Elio Germano, Pierfrancesco Favino and many other famous actors.
National premieres, webinars and lotteries for free pizza, dinner at an Italian restaurant on Valentine’s Day and Italian lessons for a lucky winner, on a wonderful journey to the homeland of Fellini, Visconti, Pasolini and Antonioni.
This is the first online film festival in Greece, focusing exclusively on Italian cinema, and as noted by the director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Athens, Anna Mondavio “it presents a panorama of Italian society, with its dreams; changes; daily life; its doubts and its memories. This is a first-rate opportunity for the Greek public, to further acquaint itself with its neighbor, with whom they share cultural, economic, scientific and most importantly, friendly ties—founded on distinguished kinships, going back centuries. For all these reasons we hope, that this festival will be established on an annual basis”.
As Maria Komninos, president of the Greek Film Archive, additionally notes “the program covers all the contemporary trends of New Italian cinema. A cinema, which has paved the way for young auteurs, and which continues along contemporary traditions, either in its stylistic choices or in the difficult paths it treads, inspired by the Taviani Brothers—with themes inspired by family; love and the politics of identity in contemporary Italy”.

2021