Here’s the lineup for Cork’s first-ever Italian Film Festival in May

New Italian Cinema Events has announced that it will bring the Italian Film Festival to Ireland for the first time in its 30-year history in May, with screenings in Cork and Dublin.

The Festival will kick off with a double preview launch in Dublin on May 18 before moving to the Gate Cinema in Cork from May 19-22, 2022.

Highlights will include Ennio by Giuseppe Tornatore, which explores the life of the late Maestro Ennio Morricone, and some of the best early works by talented young Italian and international directors.

The Opening Night movie is Perfect Strangers, a movie that has been remade in over 20 countries.

Here’s the full lineup, with tickets available from The Gate:

  • May 19: Perfect Strangers, 7 p.m.
  • May 20: Calcinculo/Swing Ride, 6 p.m. and A Girl Returned/ L’Arminuta, 8:15 p.m.
  • May 21: Europe/Europa, 6 p.m. and Futura, 8:15 p.m.
  • May 22: The Tale of King Crab/ Re Granchio, 2.30 p.m., Le Grand Silence, 5 p.m. and Ennio, 7.30 p.m.

“My knowledge and enjoyment of the first in a long line of NICE festivals around the world began in 2010 when I had the opportunity to see a large number of great films, premieres and works by acclaimed directors, masterfully selected and skilfully organized by Viviana Del Bianco and her team,” said the director of the Italian Institute of Culture, Marco Gioacchini.

“Today, twelve years later, I am delighted and honored to launch the first-ever NICE Italian Film Festival Ireland in Cork, with a preview in Dublin.”

Main Image: Perfect Strangers

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