Italian Film Festival showing in Valletta until Sunday

An Italian contemporary film festival is being organised by the Italian Institute of Culture in collaboration with Spazju Kreattiv and the Film Studies University of Malta Program. It will run between tomorrow and Sunday.

Cinema Italia @ Malta will celebrate Italian cinema with five of the most interesting productions made in the last two years.

“The Crater”, directed by Luca Bellino and Silvia Luzi, tells the story of Rosario, a father who works in the suburbs of Naples. His dream is to rise above the challenges of poverty and make a success of his life but success becomes an obsession.

The film made its debut at the Venice Film Festival and was praised by critics. It also received the special jury award at the International Tokyo film festival.

“We decided to create like an experimental film, and instead of a documentary, we did the opposite, it’s like a reflection on images of style, how we can give the impression of reality,” said Bellino.

Luca Bellino, who together with Silvia Luzi made the transition from documentaries to movies, said that this production had the capacity to awaken the emotions of its audience. “Emotions, every time, to give emotions to-the audience, they have to participate in the films.”

The Crater and four other films will be showing this week at Spazju Kreattiv in Valletta.

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