CINEMA AT THE ICI LONDON

During the Italian Film Festival we are proud to promote the best of Italian regional food with our project "Ambassadors of Flavour".

The screenings are free with a complimentary bottle of Birra Peroni. For people donating £5 a pasta dish will be available betweeen the first and the second screening.

Guest attending all the sceenings of

  • Friday 16 March
  • Sunday 18 March
  • Tuesday 20 March
  • Saturday 24 March
  • Sunday 25 March

are invited to stay on for the soundtracks concerts by the composers

  • Valerio Vigliar
  • Duo Donestan
  • Peppe Voltarelli
  • Maurizio Malagnini
  • Paola Ghigo Trio
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JAIL BREAK

ICI Sunday 18 March 8pm
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ICI Saturday 24 March 9,30pm
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ICI Friday 30 March 8pm
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JAIL BREAK

A cavallo della tigre I Italy I 2002 I col. I 102 mins I dir. Carlo Mazzacurati with Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Paola Cortellesi, Tuncel Kurtiz, Boubker Rafik, Manrico Gammarota, Marco Paolini, Marco Messeri I cert. TBC I in Italian with English subtitles

Guido, a Milanese gambler up to his ears in debt, decides to fake a kidnapping to pay off the money he owes. His young girlfriend, Antonella, helps him. However, everything goes wrong and Guido is arrested while Antonella gets away with the ransom. Two and a half year later, Guido is about to be released from prison when two prisoners in for life, Fatih and Hamid, enlist his help for an escape. Hamid quickly abandons the other two once they are on the outside, leaving Guido with the elderly Fatih who clings to him like a lifesaver. When he finally finds Antonella, Guido has a big surprise but the story is far from over

IMMATURE GENERATION CRASH

ICI Friday 16 March 6pm
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ICI Wednesday 21 March 9pm
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ICI Saturday 24 March 6pm
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IMMATURE, GENERATION CRASH

Immaturi I 2010 I col. I 108 mins I dir. Paolo Genovese with Ambra Angiolini, Raoul Bova, Luca Bizzarri, Barbora Bobulova I cert. TBC I in Italian with English subtitles

George Lawrence, Peter, Louise, Virgil, Frank, what they have in common these thirty-eighties? Simple, 20 years ago they were schoolmates. But mostly they were friends, were a group. Then something happened and the group has broken up... A sentimental comedy and that shows a generation to deal with life after 20 years went by all parties, including dreams and disappointments.

LOVE AND SLAPS

ICI Friday 16 March 8pm
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ICI Sunday 25 march 6pm
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LOVE AND SLAPS; A FAMILY ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREACKDOWN

La bellezza del somaro I 2010 I col. I 107 mins I dir. Sergio Castellitto with Laura Morante, Sergio Castellitto, Marco Giallini, Barbora Bobulova, Enzo Jannacci, Gianfelice Imparato, Emanuela Grimalda, Lidia Vitale, Nina Torresi, Pietro Castellitto I cert. TBC I in Italian with English subtitles

A house, a modern family, a group of family friends, a grandmother, a foreign maid, a cross section of our society, a micro world. Parents and children who are discovered and rediscovered in an unexpected provocation of a daughter, still minor for a few weeks.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

ICI Saturday 17 March 6pm
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ICI Friday 30 March 6pm
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THE ENTREPRENEUR

L’industriale I Italy I 2011 I col. I 94 mins I dir. Giuliano Montaldo with Pier Francesco Favino, Carolina Crescentini, Eduard Gabia, Francesco Scianna, Elena Di Cioccio, Elisabetta Piccolomini, Andrea Tidona I cert. TBC I in Italian with English subtitles

The film is the story of Nicola, forty-years-old, who inherited a factory from his father in Turin, now on the verge of bankruptcy. Strangled by debt and the banks, the great economic crisis which stifles the whole planet, Nicola decides to solve his problems without any scruples, just as they would do the financial institutions. Laura, his wife, is more and more distant. He is losing her love, but he does nothing to bridge the gap that now separates them. Besieged by the workers who want to know their fate, he is now waiting to conclude a joint venture with a German company. Nicola feels that something is troubling that the only left certainty: his wife. But instead of opening his heart with Laura, he begins to suspect her and spy her. Everything falls. The Germans reject the agreement and Laura announces that she is going to divorce. Nicola goes crazy. Then the wheel of life turns and everything seems to go right again...

BAR SPORT

ICI Saturday 17 March 8pm
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ICI Friday 23 March 6pm
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ICI Monday 26 March 8pm
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BAR SPORT

Bar Sport I Italy I 2011 I col. I 93 mins I dir. Massimo Martelli with Claudio Bisio, Giuseppe Battiston, Antonio Catania, Bob Messini, Antonio Cornacchione, Lunetta Savino, Angela Finocchiaro, Teo Teocoli I cert. TBC I in Italian with English subtitles

Love stories, cappuccinos, adventures, journeys, champions, children, granpas, sex and cakes: these are in short "Bar Sport" topics. Based on a cult book of the Italian fiction, considered the Bible of comedy by Stefano Benni

THE FIRST ASSIGNMENT

ICI Sunday 18 March 6pm
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ICI Monday 26 March 6pm
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THE FIRST ASSIGNMENT

Primo incarico I Italy I 2011 I col. I 95 mins I dir. Giorgia Cecere with Isabella Ragonese, Francesco Chiarello, Alberto Boll, Miriana Protopapa, Rita Schirinzi I cert. TBC I in Italian with English subtitles

1953, South of Italy. A young woman, Nena, has to depart from her house, consequently to her first appointment of teacher. She feels sad, not because of leaving her mother and her sister, their relationship is strong, though if sometimes hard. Nena is unhappy because in her village she has an important love affair, in which she strongly believes. Her boyfriend, Francesco, is a young man belonging to the upper-middle class, who seems to love her sincerely. They promise to each other that nothing will change between them. She will be away just until June, then she could ask for a relocation. Thus she leaves, a bit sad, but also curious about her imminent experience. Yet what she finds differs from any of her expectations. She could not imagine such a desolated place. The school is isolated in the middle of a plateau, the children are uncivilized, Nena has nothing in common with the residents, the nature is hostile. She endures and resists, for she is proud, but also brave, and this is a reason for her boyfriend loves her too. She bears up, but, a cold day of February, everything plunges into the dark, seems to be lost forever… yet, it’s not like that, things never really go like that. Nena will found it out step by step..

THE VANISHING OF PATO

ICI Monday 19 March 8pm
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ICI Sunday 25 March 8pm
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THE VANISHING OF PATO`

La scomparsa di Pato’ I Italy I 2010 I col. I 105 mins I dir. Rocco Mortellitti Massimiliano Bruno with Nino Frassica, Maurizio Casagrande, Neri Marcorè, Alessandra Mortelliti, Flavio Bucci, Roberto Herlitzka, Simona Marchini I cert. TBC I in Italian with English subtitles

Based on the homonymous novel by Camilleri: the sudden disappearance of the bank-teller Patò during a "Passion Play" in a Sicilian small village in 1890. Two hilarious characters shall start investigating, finding out that nothing is as it seems in the life of this irreprehensible man

ESCORT IN LOVE

ICI Monday 19 March 6pm
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ICI Friday 23 March 8pm
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ESCORT IN LOVE

Nessuno mi puo’ giudicare I Italy I 2011 I col. I 95 mins I dir. Massimiliano Bruno with Paola Cortellesi, Raoul Bova, Rocco Papaleo, Anna Foglietta, Caterina Guzzanti, Dario Cassini, Massimiliano Bruno, Giovanni Bruno, Hassan Shapi, Valerio Aprea, Pasquale Petrolo (aka Lillo), Lucia Ocone, Awa Ly, Pietro De Silva I cert. TBC I in Italian with English subtitles

Thirty-five year old Alice lives in a nice house in Rome. She has a husband, a nine year old son and three immigrant housekeepers. Her life seems a beautiful dream, but it soon turns out to be a nightmare. Her husband, an entrepreneur in the field of bathroom fittings, dies in a car accident and her lawyer tells her that she is on her uppers. She now has to figure out something for saving her son's and her own lives. The only way she finds to earn money in short time is to do the oldest job in history. She search for information on the Internet and finds someone who's been doing this job for years: Eva. Eva is a beautiful woman in her thirties apparently superficial and cynic