Film Festival | New Italian Cinema, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 5:30pm - Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 8:30pm


Thursday, December 1 - Sunday, December 4, 2016

A free admission film festival made possible thanks to the support of

The Cinema and Media Studies Program and the Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia, PI-Philly Italian Professionals in Philadelphia, and the International House of Philadelphia, present the 2016 edition of NEW ITALIAN CINEMA. The festival has been curated by Nicola M. Gentili (Penn, Cinema and Media Studies) and aims at promoting Italian Cinema abroad with very recent released feature films.

All movies in Italian with English subtitles.


Thursday, 1 December @ 5:30pm

Non essere cattivo | Don't Be Bad
(Claudio Caligari, 2015)
A story set in the 90s and in the outskirts of Rome to Ostia, the same places of the films of Pasolini.

Thursday, 1 December @ 8:30pm

Loro chi? | Them Who?
( Fabio Bonifacci and Francesco Miccichè, 2015)
A con man leaves David broke, jobless and minus his girlfriend.


Friday, 2 December @ 5:30pm

In un posto bellissimo | Somewhere Amazing (Giorgia Cecere, 2015)
A depiction of a woman’s life and gradual liberation.

Friday, 2 December @ 7:30pm

Festival light refreshment sponsored by PI-Philly, Italian Professionals in Philadelphia.

Friday, 2 December @ 8:30pm

Latin Lover (Cristina Comencini, 2015)
The five daughters of a famous actor, all from different mothers and different nationalities, get together on the 10th anniversary of his death for a celebration of his career.

Saturday, 3 December @ 3:00pm

Nemiche per la pelle | Enemies for Life (Luca Lucini, 2016)
What would happen if two sworn enemies, two opposed women in temperament and lifestyle find out to share the most incredible legacy: the child of their ex - husband?


Saturday, 3 December @ 5:30pm

Alaska | The Beginners
(Claudio Cupellini, 2015)
Fausto and Nadine meet for the first time in an hotel in Paris.

Saturday, 3 December @ 8:30pm

Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot | They Call Me Jeeg
(Gabriele Mainetti, 2016)
Enzo uses the superpowers gained after falling in the Tiber river to chase down a crazy gangster.

Sunday, 4 December @ 3:00pm

Il giocatore invisibile | The Invisible Player
(Stefano Alpini, 2016)
A university professor is slandered by a mysterious anonymous letter “accusing” him of making a banal error in an article on the subject of betrayal.

Sunday, 4 December @ 5:30pm

Noi e la Giulia | The Legendary Giulia and Other Miracles
(Edoardo Leo, 2015)
Sergio, Fausto Diego and Claudio have to struggle against Camorra in order to open an agritourism.

Sunday, 4 December @ 8:30pm

La pazza gioia | Like Crazy
(Paolo Virzi, 2016)
Donatella and Beatrice reside in a psychiatric facility in Tuscany.

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