Italian Film Festival 2018

The 19th Lavazza Italian Film Festival screens around the country this September exclusively at Palace Nova Cinemas. With over 30 of the latest and greatest from Italy’s best filmmakers, there is no shortage of Italian passion, drama, romance and style for film lovers to enjoy!

Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2018 Special Event MA15
Wed 26 September | LIFF18 Special Event: Love and Bullets - 6.15pm, PROSPECT. A Blood Orange and Bitters Sofi Spritz on arrival and live entertainment will precede these special screenings of the box office hit Love and Bullets.
Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2018 Closing Event R18+
Sun 14 October | LIFF18 Closing Event: Suspiria - 5.45pm, EASTEND. Join us for a glass of Calneggia Asolo Prosecco D.O.C.G and a Connoisseur Gourmet Ice Cream followed by Dario Argento’s digitally remastered cult film SUSPIRIA.
LIFF18 Love and Bullets MA15 From: Sep 19, 2018
This hugely entertaining mafia musical follows a family of schemers whose latest plan is threatened by true love.
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LIFF18 Loro R18+ From: Sep 19, 2018
Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino returns to the big screen with this lavish look at media tycoon-turned-politician Silvio Berlusconi and those who surrounded him.
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LIFF18 Where I've Never Lived M From: Sep 20, 2018
Regrets of the past are faced as Francesca, a 50-year-old architect in a loveless marriage, returns home to help her father finish a lakeside villa.
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LIFF18 Nonnas on the Run M From: Sep 20, 2018
Resolved to make their dream trip, Angela and Franca run away from their boring retirement home in Rome to fabulous Venice in this heart-warming comedy.
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LIFF18 Couples Therapy for Cheaters M From: Sep 20, 2018
This box-office hit comedy follows not a married couple, but a pair of cheaters who end up on a therapist’s couch to resolve their relationship crisis!
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LIFF18 Happy as Lazzaro M From: Sep 20, 2018
Winner of Best Original Screenplay at Cannes, Alice Rohrwacher’s enchanting third film is a magical realist fable of modern Italy, co-starring Alba Rohrwacher.
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LIFF18 The Girl in the Fog M From: Sep 20, 2018
Based on the bestselling eponymous novel, this gripping thriller follows the enigmatic Detective Vogel as he investigates the sudden disappearance of a young girl.
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LIFF18 We'll Be Young and Beautiful M From: Sep 20, 2018
Isabella (Barbora Bobulova) was a pop-star in the 90s, now she sings in restaurants with her son, but their inseparable relationship is about to be tested.
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LIFF18 Water and Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, The Colour PG From: Sep 21, 2018
This loving documentary chronicles visionary Italian cinematographer Carlo Di Palma’s extraordinary work for such directors as Elio Petri and Michelangelo Antonioni.
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LIFF18 A Woman's Name M From: Sep 21, 2018
Nina, a young woman who is harassed by her manager chooses to break the silence and rebel in this timely #MeToo drama from director Marco Tullio Giordana.
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LIFF18 Made in Italy M From: Sep 21, 2018
A factory-worker examines the life choices he’s made; starring Stefano Accorsi and Kasia Smutniak.
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LIFF18 Put Nonna in the Freezer M From: Sep 21, 2018
Fabio De Luigi stars in this hit comedy as the Tax Police’smost incorruptible officer whose world is upended when he falls for an unlikely scammer!
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LIFF18 My Big Gay Italian Wedding M From: Sep 21, 2018
Based on the hit off-Broadway play, it’s a chaotic, heart-warming trip to the altar as a young man travels to his conservative hometown to marry his fiancé.
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LIFF18 Like a Cat on a Highway M From: Sep 21, 2018
In this smash-hit comedy, two parents from different worlds are suddenly united by a common cause, to stop their teenage children from dating!
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LIFF18 Daughter of Mine M From: Sep 21, 2018
A young girl is torn between her adoptive mother (Valeria Golino) and her birth mother, (Alba Rohrwacher) in this acclaimed Sardinian-set drama from Laura Bispuri.
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LIFF18 Blessed Madness M From: Sep 22, 2018
This smash-hit comedy by Carlo Verdone grossed more than $12 million at the Italian box office, a shop-owner re-enters the dating world for the first time in 25 years!
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LIFF18 Boys Cry MA15 From: Sep 22, 2018
Two boys who have always existed on the fringes of Rome’s underworld are suddenly pulled into it, in this acclaimed crime-drama that co-stars Luca Zingaretti.
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LIFF18 Couch Potatoes M From: Sep 22, 2018
Multi-award winning director Francesca Archibugi (An Italian Name) returns with this hilarious intergenerational comedy, about a father and his lazy teenage son starring
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LIFF18 Ferrante Fever M From: Sep 22, 2018
This in-depth documentary attempts to uncover not the mystery of Elena Ferrante’s identity, but what it is about her Neapolitan novels that have so captivated the world.
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LIFF18 Lucia's Grace MA15 From: Sep 22, 2018
A huge hit with audiences and critics alike, Alba Rohrwacher stars as a land surveyor who is visited by a woman claiming to be the Virgin Mary.
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LIFF18 As Needed M From: Sep 23, 2018
From the writer of Perfect Strangers comes this Tuscan comedy about Arturo, a 40-year-old chef with a troubled past, who is sentenced to serve as a cooking teacher.
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LIFF18 Dogman R18+ From: Sep 23, 2018
From the director of Gomorrah comes the Cannes Film Festival award-winning tale of a dog-lover in desolate Southern Italy.
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LIFF18 Euphoria M From: Sep 23, 2018
Actor and director Valeria Golino (Rain Man), returns with a riveting drama about two brothers forced back into each other’s lives.
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LIFF18 Just Believe PG From: Sep 23, 2018
Edoardo Leo (Perfect Strangers) co-writes and Venice Film Festival award-winner Alessandro Aronadio directs this standout comedy about the power of believing in yourself.
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LIFF18 Naples in Veils MA15 From: Sep 23, 2018
The entrancing art, music, and architecture of the city of Naples form a sumptuous backdrop for this mystery-shrouded thriller.
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LIFF18 The Guest M From: Sep 23, 2018
Dumped by his girlfriend and finding himself stranded on different couches at friends’ places, Guido tries to transform his drift into an opportunity for a new beginning.
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LIFF18 There's No Place Like Home M From: Sep 23, 2018
An unexpected storm strands a family gathered to celebrate their grandparents’ anniversary on the small island of Ischia.
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LIFF18 I Can Quit Whenever I Want 3 M From: Sep 24, 2018
In the final episode of the hit saga, the brilliant academics reunite and must team up with their archnemesisto stop a professor’s diabolical plan; starring Edoardo Leo.
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LIFF18 Ignorant Fairies R18+ From: Sep 25, 2018
Antonia's husband is killed by a car. She gets depressed until she learns he had been cheating on her with a man.
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LIFF18 Loose Cannons M From: Sep 27, 2018
Tommaso decides to come out in front of his traditional, southern Italian family - but when he is finally ready his brother Antonio ruins his plans.
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LIFF18 The Last Prosecco M From: Sep 27, 2018
Set in the hills of Conegliano, Veneto, this comedic mystery follows a seemingly bumbling inspector who tries to solve the death of a local Prosecco wine maker.
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LIFF18 A Fistful of Dollars MA15 From: Sep 27, 2018
This new restoration of Sergio Leone’s first Spaghetti Western, sees a lonely gunfighter (Clint Eastwood) set two rival gangs against each other.
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LIFF18 Balentes - The Brave Ones MA15 From: Sep 30, 2018
BALENTES - I CORAGGIOSI When Sardinian-Australian Lisa Camillo, an anthropologist and film director, returns to Sardinia, an island of Italy, after an 18 year absence to find her homeland decimated by
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LIFF18 Ferrante Fever + Conducting a Revolution M From: Sep 30, 2018
Conducting a Revolution short film + Ferrante Fever
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LIFF18 A Woman's Name + The Litas M From: Sep 30, 2018
The Litas Short Film + A Woman's Name
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LIFF18 Facing Windows M From: Sep 30, 2018
Young married couple Giovanna and Filippo have been married long enough to have become almost completely jaded by their lots in life.
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LIFF18 The Order of Things R18+ From: Oct 5, 2018
Winner of the Human Rights Award at Venice, this absorbing drama from the director of Shun Li follows an immigration agent torn between the job and his humanity.
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LIFF18 Suspiria R18+ From: Oct 14, 2018
Dario Argento’s seminal 1977 horror-masterpiece Suspiria, a sinister ballet academy-set tale, still the most famous of all Italian horror movies.
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