Co-presented by Luce Cinecitta and the American Cinematheque, with the support of the Italian Ministry of Culture-Film Department, Bonato Milano 1960 and Leading Hotels of the World. Technical Sponsor: Rossano Ferretti. In collaboration with the Italian Trade Commission and the Italian Cultural Institute, Los Angeles, under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles. Media Partners: Variety and L'Uomo Vogue.
Join us at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres for our annual celebration of Italian cinema, opening with Italy's official Oscar submission for Best Foreign-Language Film, Paolo Virzi's masterful HUMAN CAPITAL, a sharp social critique cloaked in an engrossing neo-noir mystery that's co-presented by AFI FEST. Highlights of the series also include director Ferzan Ozpetek and actor Francesco Scianna in person with romantic drama FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS, TV host Pif joining us with his assured and hilarious directorial debut THE MAFIA ONLY KILLS IN SUMMER, Francesco Munzi appearing with his gripping crime drama BLACK SOULS, director Agostino Ferrente with his Nastro d'Argento Best Documentary winner BEAUTIFUL THINGS, plus the 2014 Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix Winner, THE WONDERS. YouTube compilation documentary ITALY IN A DAY and a new digital restoration of Giuseppe Tornatore's 1988 classic CINEMA PARADISO are also featured. See the complete schedule here!