CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival returns to Charleston next week.
The four-day festival opens on Oct. 6 and runs to Oct. 9 at the Sottile Theatre on 44 George St.
The festival, now in its tenth year, features contemporary Italian cinema and culture with film screenings, conversations and special events.
"The program includes a variety of films, from serious dramas that are potential Oscar contenders, to comedies and award-winning documentaries," event organizers said."To celebrate their 10th year the Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival will be welcoming some of Italy's most well-known filmmakers, screenwriters, and actors."
Special guests include film directors Piero Messina (L'Attesa), Massimo Guadioso (Un Paese Quasi Pefetto), Maria Sole Tognazzi (Lo e Lei), actor Rimau Grillo Ritzberger featured in Un Bacio, screen writer for I Milionari Alessandro Piva and Matteo Bini, editor for Lo Arlecchino.
Below is a schedule of films and events below:
6:00 – 8:00pm- Opening Night Reception by Invitation
8:25pm- Loro chi?
3:00pm- Mia Madre
5:00pm - Io e lei - Director In Attendance
7:30pm- Un paese quasi perfetto – Director In Attendance
10:00am- Giffoni Presentation
11:00am- Coffee and Conversation With Artists
12:30pm -Complexity of happiness
2:30pm- Un Bacio- Actor In Attendance
5:00 pm- Milionari – Director In Attendance
7:30 pm- L'attesa – 100 minutes – Director In Attendance
2:30pm- Palio – 91
4:15pm- Io, Arlecchino – Director In Attendance
6:30pm- Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot
8:30pm – Closing Award Ceremony
Tickets are on sale and are $8.00 via College of Charleston online Marketplace, or at the box office one hour before each film screening. To learn more about Nuovo Italiano Cinema, visit the website at www.nuovocinemaitaliano.com, Instagram @italianfilmcofc, Twitter @ItalianFilmCofC or Facebook: www.facebook.com/FestivalCinemaItaliano
The festival was started 10 years ago by Givovanna De Luca, a professor of Italian Studies.
ABOUT THE NUOVO CINEMA ITALIANO FILM FESTIVAL: The mission of the Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival is to promote cultural experiences in the Lowcountry and to expose audiences to the Italian arts, language and culture. The College of Charleston, as well as local and international businesses and organizations and individual donors support this annual festival. Movies are in Italian and subtitled in English. A jury prize award ceremony will be awarded after the final screening on Sunday evening. To learn more about Nuovo Italiano Cinema, visit the website at www.nuovocinemaitaliano.com