The festival has become an unmissable event for those drawn to Italy’s culture and the richness of the Italian language. It lasted for 36 days, all with a taste of Italian elegance and beauty.
The public had the opportunity to choose from 32 films selected for their ability to portray a contemporary snapshot of the country. In addition, a large number of free tickets were made available for the Opening Nights on 15 and 16 September.
It’s always difficult
to know which is the right film
to open a festival. (…)
God Willing is a film
that gives satisfaction
at the end of the evening.
These are the words of Antonio Zeccola, the Italian Film Festival Managing Director who was born in the Basilicata region of Italy and who coordinated the event. God Willing (Se Dio vuole) is a film by Edoardo Falcone chosen for its ability to entertain the public. This film leaves a smile on the face, but a tear in the eye.
The second change concerned the presence of a remarkable guest of honour: Luca Zingaretti, better known as “Inspector Montalbano”. He was in Australia to present the films Perez and Partly Cloudy With Sunny Spells (Tempo instabile con probabili schiarite).