The St ALi Italian Film Festival

Palace Electric Canberra and nationally
14 September – 12 October 2022

The Festival presents contemporary drama, comedy, documentaries, family films and a retrospective honouring one of Italy’s most significant filmmakers, Pier Paolo Pasolini.

There will be three of Pasolini’s film adaptions of literary works: The Canterbury Tales on its 50th anniversary, Arabian Nights and The Decameron.

The 2022 Festival opens with Italian box office hit Belli Ciao, starring comedic duo Pio and Amedeo. It follows two formerly inseparable friends who reunite in their hometown in Puglia after years apart, resulting in an entertaining north versus south culture clash.

From the Cannes Film Festival is this year’s Festival Centrepiece Nostalgia, directed by Mario Martone and winner of Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actor at the 2022 Nastri D’Argento Awards.

An atmospheric urban drama starring the superb Pierfrancesco Favino, it follows a man returning to his hometown of Naples after 40 years and rediscovering the city, its codes and rules, and facing a past that has haunted him.  

The full program and tickets, will be availalle from Thursday 18 August.

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