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In the USA, “Cinema Italian Style” unspools as a virtual edition

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- The annual rendezvous is available throughout the United States from today until 17 December; amongst its ten titles is Notturno, Italy’s candidate for the Oscars

In the USA, “Cinema Italian Style” unspools as a virtual edition
Notturno by Gianfranco Rosi

Italian cinema can be seen in the entire United States from today, Thursday 10 December, for one week, with Cinema Italian Style, the programme organised and promoted by the Istituto Luce-Cinecittà which has chosen not to close and, thanks to its collaboration with the Seattle International Film Festival, relaunches with a special online edition dedicated to Federico Fellini in the year of his centenary.

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Until 17 December, the annual meeting of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle transforms itself into an edition available in the entire expanse of the United States, giving the selected films the opportunity to be seen on a fundamental territory of the global market.

Like every year, Cinema Italian Style supports and symbolically launches in the USA the film chosen by Italy to compete at the Oscars: this time it is Notturno [+see also:
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]
by Gianfranco Rosi, which is making its way around the main international festivals (and which yesterday entered the top five at the British Independent Film Awards, for Best International Independent Film).

In competition are some films that premiered at international festivals, such as Hidden Away [+see also:
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interview: Giorgio Diritti
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]
by Giorgio Diritti with a noteworthy performance from Elio Germano, winner at the Berlinale, and Padrenostro [+see also:
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interview: Claudio Noce
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]
by Claudio Noce, whose star Perfrancesco Favino won the Volpi Cup at the Venice International Film Festival; some comedies about current social issues such as Figli [+see also:
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]
by Giuseppe Bonito, and Everything’s Gonna Be Alright [+see also:
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]
by Francesco Bruni, the closing film at the latest Festa del Cinema in Rome; and two titles signed by younger directors, namely Gli uomini d’oro [+see also:
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making of
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]
by Vincenzo Alfieri and The Champion [+see also:
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interview: Leonardo D’Agostini
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]
by Leonardo D’Agostini, with promising new talent Andrea Carpenzano.

Also featured are The Goddess of Fortune [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
, from Ferzan Ozpetek, a director also appreciated in America, and The Ties [+see also:
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interview: Daniele Luchetti
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]
by Daniele Luchetti, the applauded opening film at Venice 2020. Finally, still from the Lido, is Assandira [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Salvatore Mereu
film profile
]
by Salvatore Mereu.

Four short films are also in selection: Inverno by Giulio Mastromauro, winner of the David di Donatello, Giorgio by Arianna Mattioli, and Solitaire by Edoardo Natoli, seen in Venice, Il muro bianco by Andrea Brusa and Marco Scotuzzi, selected in many festivals including that of Clermont-Ferrand.

The films will be accompanied by video interviews and commentaries from the filmmakers and the actors, available in streaming for the accredited audience, for them to share their impressions and secrets from their sets.

(Translated from Italian)

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