Italian Film Festival Cardiff

Film Hub Wales member

Between October 10 and October 17 the Italian Cultural Centre Wales launched the first ever Italian Film Festival Cardiff (IFFC). The festival showed a range of contemporary films, all premièring in Wales and most of them in the UK too, with themes ranging from poetry to gender and migration. This selection included a variety of genres of Italian cinematography with a strong emphasis on new narrative forms and independent productions.

The festival continued in 2016, focusing on the impact of the great Italian cinematic tradition (the festival opens on 23rd November with Ermanno Olmi’s latest film) bringing to Cardiff both Welsh and UK premieres. Exploring the intimate, melancholic, romantic, funny sides of the human psyche and the Italian landscape and examining how our lives and sceneries are affected by the encounter with the other.