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October 2019

SD Italian Film Festival Presents: Dogman

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The San Diego Italian Film Festival Presents: Dogman Directed by Matteo Garrone | 120 minutes In a seaside village on the outskirts of a nItalian city, where the only law seems to be survival of the fittest, Marcello is a slight, mild-mannered man who divides his days between working at his modest dog grooming salon, caring for his daughter Alida, and being coercedinto the petty criminal schemes of the local bully Simoncino, an ex-boxer who terrorizes the neighborhood. When Simoncino’s…

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SD Italian Film Festival Presents: Benedetta Follia

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The San Diego Italian Film Festival Presents: Benedetta Follia Directed by Carlo Verdone | 110 minutes Guglielmo is the owner of a religious items shop who has just been dumped by his wife, Lidia. Depressed and unable to enjoy anything else in life, he gets his life turned upside down by his new employee, the cheery suburban girl Luna who overwhelms him with her energy and care free lifestyle. When she convinces him to sign up on a dating app…

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SD Italian Film Festival Presents: Napoli Velata

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The San Diego Italian Film Festival Presents: Napoli Velata Directed by Ferzan Özpetek | 113 minutes In this moody, baroque thriller from Turkish-Italian director Ferzan Ozpetek, Adriana, a medical examiner, meets a younger man, Andrea, during a party at her eccentric aunt’s garish apartment. They hit it off immediately, though their romance, a night of intense passion, is curtailed when Andrea later stands her up. While inspecting a corpse at work, Adriana notices a distinctive tattoo that reminds her of…

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SD Italian Film Festival Presents: Come un Gatto in Tangenziale

October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The San Diego Italian Film Festival Presents: Come un Gatto in Tangenziale Directed by Riccardo Milani | 99 minutes Giovanni and Monica are the most diverse people on earth. He is an intellectual who envisions social integration and lives in the historic center of Rome, while she is a former cashier of a supermarket dealing every day with the problematic and multicultural environment of her suburban neighborhood. They would never have met if their twelve-year-old kids did not get together.…

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SD Italian Film Festival Presents: Notti Magiche

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The San Diego Italian Film Festival Presents: Notti Magiche Directed by Paolo Virzì | 125 minutes The latest movie from Paolo Virzì is a sparkling comedy disguised as a murder mystery and bittersweet film industry satire set in the early 1990s, the tail end of Italian cinema’s golden age, when neorealism and commedia all’italiana gave way to a culture of excess, greed, and artistic stagnation. When a famous film producer is found dead in the Tiber river, suspicion falls on…

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SD Italian Film Festival Presents: A Casa Tutti Bene

October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The San Diego Italian Film Festival Presents: A Casa Tutti Bene Directed by Gabriele Muccino | 108 minutes An unexpected storm strands a family, gathered together to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of two elderly parents, Pietro and Alba, on the small island of Ischia in Southern Italy. The numerous relatives are forced to live together under the same roof for two days and two nights with no way out. The lives of the siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews become…

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SD Italian Film Festival Presents: Selfie

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The San Diego Italian Film Festival Presents: Selfie Directed by Agostino Ferrente | 76 minutes Several years after an unarmed teenager was shot by police in the Traiano neighborhood of Naples, filmmaker Agostino Ferrente traveled to the gang-ravaged neighborhood to make a documentary about the lives of its young people—for whom the prospect of being swept up in Camorra activity perpetually looms. The film’s central subjects are Alessandro and Pietro, 16-year-old best friends whom Ferrente recruited to film themselves using…

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SD Italian Film Festival Presents: L’uomo che Comprò La Luna

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The San Diego Italian Film Festival Presents: L'uomo che Comprò La Luna Directed by Paolo Zucca | 103 minutes A Sardinian fisherman has promised the moon to the woman he loves. And Sardinian men always keep their promises! Two government agents discover that an anonymous Sardinian resident has laid claim to Earth’s natural satellite. Immediately, word spreads through diplomatic channels in a series of grave phone calls. Deciding that this lunatic must be found, Italy tracks down a Special Forces…

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December 2019

SD Italian Film Festival Presents: La Befana Vien di Notte

December 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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$8 – $12

The San Diego Italian Film Festival presents: La Befana Vien di Notte Directed by Michele Soavi | 98 minutes During the day, Paola is an ordinary primary school teacher, but at night, she turns into… the Christmas Witch (la Befana), a magical creature who brings gifts to good children. One night, Paola disappears, kidnapped by Mr. Johnny, a cruel toy maker whose childhood was ruined by the witch and is now seeking revenge. A group of six brave students who…

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