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Italian Film Focus In Southern Africa - 25 - 30 March 2021​

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The 21st Edition of the Italian Film Focus will take place from the 25th to the 30th March online. The event is promoted by Controluce and the Embassies of Italy in Pretoria, Lusaka and Harare,as well as the Consulate General of Italy in Johannesburg, the Consulate of Italy in Cape Town and the Italian Institute of Culture in Pretoria.

For the first time, this edition will be a regional event and will be available to a much larger public in South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The online streaming will allow the public to safely and comfortably enjoy the 12 Italian films how, when and where they want.

A high-quality selection of films will be available, showcasing the variety of genres and themes that characterizes Italian cinema. Eleven films presented in the most prestigious international festivals in the last season have been selected and one would be a tribute to celebrate Federico Fellini 100 years from his birth.
The programme also includes live interactions with film directors each day at 6 pm.

Bookings open online on 24 March at 10am @ $3.50; first 1000 tickets are for free, users will have to choose the country from which they intend to connect in order to be directed to the relative geo-localized room. Access is limited to South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The package includes access to all 12 films for 5 days.
Live events with take place with directors every day at 6pm.
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Greetings from the participating directors and actors

Institutional greetings

Paolo Cuculi
Ambassador of Italy in South Africa

Antonino Maggiore
Ambassador of Italy in Zambia

Massimo Amadeo
Cultural Attaché, Embassy of Italy in Zimbabwe

Terrence Khumalo
National Film and Video Foundation
Project Monitoring & Qualification Manager

Live events

March 25th Opening Live Event
Italian Film Focus in Southern Africa
DAY 1
HIDDEN AWAY
(Volevo Nascondermi)

Film introduction by director
Giorgio Diritti and Q&A

March 26th Opening Live Event
Italian Film Focus in Southern Africa
DAY 2
THOU SHALT NOT HATE
(Non odiare)

Film introduction by director
Mauro Mancini and Q&A

March 27th Opening Live Event
Italian Film Focus in Southern Africa
DAY 3
STOLEN DAYS
(Il ladro di giorni)

Film introduction by director
Guido Lombardi and Q&A

March 28th Opening Live Event
Italian Film Focus in Southern Africa
DAY 4
KIDZ (Figli)
Film introduction by director
Giuseppe Bonito and Q&A

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