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The 9th edition of Cinema Made in Italy gets under way today

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- The best of recent Italian cinema returns to London from 26 February to 3 March, with Loro by Paolo Sorrentino due to kick off the festivities

The 9th edition of Cinema Made in Italy gets under way today
Loro by Paolo Sorrentino

The ninth edition of Cinema Made in Italy, the special event organised by the Istituto Luce Cinecittà and the Italian Cultural Institute in London, will take place from today, 26 February, until Sunday, 3 March, at the Ciné Lumière in London, where some of the best recent Italian films are due to be premiered.

Nine titles will be screened this year, and opening the event is a fiction film based on Silvio Berlusconi by the Oscar-winning director Paolo SorrentinoLoro [+see also:
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, which is due to be released in British cinemas on 19 April by Curzon Artificial Eye. This year’s programme also includes Euphoria [+see also:
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 by Valeria Golino and Lucia's Grace [+see also:
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 by Gianni Zanasi (both of which were screened in the Certain Regard section and as part of the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival last year), Ricordi? [+see also:
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 by Valerio Mieli (selected for the Giornate degli Autori at Venice), Wherever You Are [+see also:
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 by Bonifacio Angius (seen at Turin Film Festival), The Guest [+see also:
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interview: Duccio Chiarini
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 by Duccio Chiarini (screened at Locarno) and Magical Nights [+see also:
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 by Paolo Virzì (closing film at Rome Film Fest), as well as We’ll Be Young and Beautiful [+see also:
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interview: Letizia Lamartire
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 by Letizia Lamartire (International Film Critics’ Week, Venice) and Paolo Zucca’s surreal comedy, The Man Who Bought The Moon [+see also:
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The nine selected titles will be joined by a screening of The Conformist, the 1970s masterpiece by the late Bernardo Bertolucci, who died in November. 

As in previous years, Cinema Made in Italy has invited a number of directors to present their films to the festival audience and to participate in Q&A sessions.

(Translated from Italian)

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