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Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2007 | Australia
Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2007 | Australia
Welcome to the 8th edition of the Lavazza Italian Film Festival, Australia’s original Italian Film Festival. Each year we hand pick the very best contemporary Italian films from the Venice, Rome, Cannes and Berlin International Film Festivals and we are very excited about this year’s line-up.

Italy’s most respected and established directors are represented, including Ferzan Ozpetek, Francesca Comencini, veteran directors Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, and auteur Ermanno Olmi whose very last fiction film “One Hundred Nails” is not-to-be-missed.

The Opening Night selection, “Manual of Love 2,” is the highly anticipated sequel to “Manual of Love,” starring Monica Bellucci and Carlo Verdone and judging from your emails, tickets to the Opening Night Events will not last long!

Newcomers have not been overlooked with Roberto Dordit’s and Fausto Brizzi’s debut feature films included. Brizzi won the David di Donatello (Italian Academy) Award for Best New Director for his delightful 80s-themed “The Night Before Exams”.

IFF favourites Stefano Accorsi, Luigi Lo Cascio, Margherita Buy, Laura Morante, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Valeria Golino and Luca Zingaretti make appearances as well as rising star Riccardo Scamacio and Ambra Angiolini, Winner of the David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the stunning drama “Saturn in Opposition”.

I am as passionate about cinema as I am about my Italian heritage. It has been my dream to assemble these films each year into the only independent and truly national cultural film festival in this country giving Australian audiences in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart the opportunity to see my top pick of recent Italian films.

Grazie mille per la vostra cortese attenzione e spero di incontravi al cinema con un bel vino rosso o un buon caffe italiano, naturalmente Lavazza!

Cav. Antonio Zeccola
Managing Director
Palace Films and Palace Cinemas