1259 LAVAZZA ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2019

LAVAZZA ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2019: 2 - 23 October

Mangia bene, ridi spesso, ama molto. As they say in Italy; “eat well, laugh often, love much”!

The 20th edition of the Lavazza Italian Film Festival will showcase 26 of the best new Italian films from the last year as well as classic cinematic gems and opening and closing night receptions.

Palace is also thrilled to be celebrating another important anniversary with Lavazza, the festival’s longstanding naming rights partner, who has been bringing the best Italian coffee to Palace Cinemas nationally for the last 16 years.

Check out details of our renowned opening and closing events below where you'll be treated to the tastes and sounds of Italy in advance of the screenings!

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Luna On SX - session times

Wed 2 Oct - Luna On SX    
6:45PM  LIFF19: THE CHAMPION  (M) 2 hrs 5 mins
Thu 3 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  LIFF19: 100 STEPS (RESTORED)  (M) 2 hrs 14 mins
6:20PM  LIFF19: I'M NOT A KILLER  (CTC) 2 hrs 10 mins
8:40PM  LIFF19: AN ALMOST ORDINARY SUMMER  (CTC) 2 hrs
Fri 4 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  LIFF19: 10 DAYS WITHOUT MAMMA  (M) 1 hr 54 mins
6:30PM  LIFF19: ORDINARY HAPPINESS  (CTC) 2 hrs 3 mins
8:40PM  LIFF19: BANGLA  (CTC) 1 hr 44 mins
Sat 5 Oct - Luna On SX    
2:00PM  LIFF19: MICHELANGELO - ENDLESS  (R) 1 hr 55 mins
4:15PM  LIFF19: THE LEGEND OF THE CHRISTMAS WITCH  (PG) 1 hr 58 mins
6:30PM  LIFF19: TOMORROW'S A NEW DAY  (CTC) 2 hrs 1 min
8:45PM  LIFF19: DON'T STOP ME NOW  (M) 2 hrs 5 mins
Sun 6 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:15PM  LIFF19: WELCOME BACK MR PRESIDENT  (PG) 1 hr 56 mins
3:30PM  LIFF19: THE CHAMPION  (M) 2 hrs 5 mins
5:45PM  LIFF19: THE INVISIBLE WITNESS  (M) 2 hrs 2 mins
Mon 7 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  LIFF19: ASPROMONTGE: LAND OF THE FORGOTTEN  (CTC) 1 hr 47 mins
6:20PM  LIFF19: LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO SOFIA  (M) 1 hr 58 mins
8:30PM  LIFF19: THE GREAT SPIRIT  (CTC) 2 hrs 13 mins
Tue 8 Oct - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  LIFF19: BANGLA  (CTC) 1 hr 44 mins
1:30PM  LIFF19: TOMORROW'S A NEW DAY  (CTC) 2 hrs 1 min
6:20PM  LIFF19: IF LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS  (M) 1 hr 38 mins
8:30PM  LIFF19: I'M NOT A KILLER  (CTC) 2 hrs 10 mins
Wed 9 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  LIFF19: THE CHAMPION  (M) 2 hrs 5 mins
6:20PM  LIFF19: DAFNE  (CTC) 1 hr 54 mins
8:30PM  LIFF19: ORDINARY HAPPINESS  (CTC) 2 hrs 3 mins
Thu 10 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  LIFF19: MY OWN GOOD  (CTC) 1 hr 54 mins
6:20PM  LIFF19: LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO SOFIA  (M) 1 hr 58 mins
8:30PM  LIFF19: TWIN FLOWER  (CTC) 1 hr 56 mins
Fri 11 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  LIFF19: THE CONSEQUENCES OF LOVE  (MA) 2 hrs
6:30PM  LIFF19: PROMISED  (PG) 1 hr 57 mins
8:40PM  LIFF19: THE CONFORMIST  (MA) 2 hrs 13 mins
Sat 12 Oct - Luna On SX    
2:00PM  LIFF19: LORO (DIRECTOR'S CUT)  (CTC) 4 hrs 3 mins
6:30PM  LIFF19: I'M NOT A KILLER  (CTC) 2 hrs 10 mins
8:45PM  LIFF19: 10 DAYS WITHOUT MAMMA  (M) 1 hr 54 mins
Sun 13 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:15PM  LIFF19: PROMISED  (PG) 1 hr 57 mins
3:30PM  LIFF19: ORDINARY HAPPINESS  (CTC) 2 hrs 3 mins
5:45PM  LIFF19: BANGLA  (CTC) 1 hr 44 mins
Mon 14 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  LIFF19: 10 DAYS WITHOUT MAMMA  (M) 1 hr 54 mins
6:20PM  LIFF19: THE VICE OF HOPE  (M) 2 hrs 1 min
8:30PM  LIFF19: TOMORROW'S A NEW DAY  (CTC) 2 hrs 1 min
Tue 15 Oct - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  LIFF19: TOMORROW'S A NEW DAY  (CTC) 2 hrs 1 min
1:30PM  LIFF19: THE LAST KISS  (M) 2 hrs 15 mins
6:20PM  LIFF19: THE MAYOR ITALIAN POLITICS 4 DUMMIES  (R) 1 hr 50 mins
8:30PM  LIFF19: THE CHAMPION  (M) 2 hrs 5 mins
Wed 16 Oct - Luna On SX    
12:00PM  LIFF19: 1900  (R) 6 hrs 7 mins
6:20PM  LIFF19: LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO SOFIA  (M) 1 hr 58 mins
8:30PM  LIFF19: THE INVISIBLE WITNESS  (M) 2 hrs 2 mins
Thu 17 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  LIFF19: WELCOME BACK MR PRESIDENT  (PG) 1 hr 56 mins
6:20PM  LIFF19: IF LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS  (M) 1 hr 38 mins
8:30PM  LIFF19: THE VICE OF HOPE  (M) 2 hrs 1 min
Fri 18 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  LIFF19: ORDINARY HAPPINESS  (CTC) 2 hrs 3 mins
6:30PM  LIFF19: 10 DAYS WITHOUT MAMMA  (M) 1 hr 54 mins
8:40PM  LIFF19: THE INVISIBLE WITNESS  (M) 2 hrs 2 mins
Sat 19 Oct - Luna On SX    
2:15PM  LIFF19: AMAZING LEONARDO  (R) 1 hr 50 mins
4:15PM  LIFF19: LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO SOFIA  (M) 1 hr 58 mins
6:30PM  LIFF19: THE INVISIBLE WITNESS  (M) 2 hrs 2 mins
8:45PM  LIFF19: THE CHAMPION  (M) 2 hrs 5 mins
Sun 20 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:15PM  LIFF19: ASPROMONTGE: LAND OF THE FORGOTTEN  (CTC) 1 hr 47 mins
3:30PM  LIFF19: TOMORROW'S A NEW DAY  (CTC) 2 hrs 1 min
5:45PM  LIFF19: WELCOME BACK MR PRESIDENT  (PG) 1 hr 56 mins
Mon 21 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  LIFF19: DON'T STOP ME NOW  (M) 2 hrs 5 mins
6:20PM  LIFF19: THE VICE OF HOPE  (M) 2 hrs 1 min
8:30PM  LIFF19: I'M NOT A KILLER  (CTC) 2 hrs 10 mins
Tue 22 Oct - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  LIFF19: ASPROMONTGE: LAND OF THE FORGOTTEN  (CTC) 1 hr 47 mins
1:30PM  LIFF19: ORDINARY HAPPINESS  (CTC) 2 hrs 3 mins
6:20PM  LIFF19: THE CHAMPION  (M) 2 hrs 5 mins
8:40PM  LIFF19: BANGLA  (CTC) 1 hr 44 mins
Wed 23 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  LIFF19: PAVAROTTI  (CTC) 2 hrs 14 mins
7:00PM  LIFF19: PAVAROTTI  (CTC) 2 hrs 14 mins
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LIFF19 Opening Night Reception: The Champion (Il campione) 105 mins

3242 LIFF19 Opening Night Reception: The Champion Join us as Elio Mancini, Deputy Consul from the Consolato d'Italia a Perth introduces the 2019 Lavazza Italian Film Festival and be treated to fabulous tastes of Italy from LA SOSTA, 'the best Italian restaurant in Perth', plus some lively Italian tunes from  Cathie Travers and ... More
Screening: Wed 2 Oct
Luna On SX: Wed 2 Oct
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LIFF19: 100 Steps (Restored) (I cento passi) 114 mins

3213 LIFF19: 100 Steps (Restored) 20 Anni Fa: 3 Gems from the past In a newly restored, resplendent version, Marco Tullio Giordana’s 100 Steps is the multi-award-winning drama that appeared in the inaugural Italian Film Festival in 2000. This is the story of an outspoken Peppino Impastato (newcomer at the time Luigi Lo ... More
Screening: Thu 3 Oct
Luna On SX: Thu 3 Oct
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LIFF19: I'm Not A Killer (Non sono un assassino) 110 mins

3214 LIFF19: I'm Not A Killer Australian premiere Italian cinema heavyweight Ricardo Scamarcio (Euphoria, LIFF18) is enigmatic starring alongside Alessio Boni (The Tourist, 2010) and Edoardo Pesce (Dogman, LIFF18) in this absorbing whodunnit. One livid dawn, a cold and damp wind blows as a man walks alone through the ... More
Screening: Thu 3 Oct - Mon 21 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Thu 3 Oct
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LIFF19: An Almost Ordinary Summer (Croce e delizia) 100 mins

3215 LIFF19: An Almost Ordinary Summer Australian premiere Two very different families spend their holidays in the same house by the seaside: the aristocratic Castelvecchios are open-minded and eccentric, whereas the working-class Petagnas are tight-knit southerners united around their firm family values. Only the two middle-aged heads ... More
Screening: Thu 3 Oct
Luna On SX: Thu 3 Oct
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LIFF19: 10 Days Without Mamma (10 giorni senza la mamma) 94 mins

3216 LIFF19: 10 Days Without Mamma Australian premiere Italian comedy royalty reunite in Alessandro Genovesi’s hilarious new comedy about a father left in charge of his three children while mum goes away on a 10-day holiday… What could possibly go wrong?  Carlo (Fabio De Luigi, Put Nonna in the Freezer, LIFF18) ... More
Screening: Fri 4 Oct - Fri 18 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Fri 4 Oct
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LIFF19: Ordinary Happiness (Momenti di trascurabile felicità) 93 mins

3217 LIFF19: Ordinary Happiness Australian premiere In this humorous contemplation on life, director Daniele Luchetti (Those Happy Years LIFF14) loosely adapts the short stories of Francesco Piccolo into a curiously charming metaphysical comedy starring Italian comedian and satirist Pierfrancesco “Pif” Diliberto (The ... More
Screening: Fri 4 Oct - Tue 22 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Fri 4 Oct
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LIFF19: Bangla (Bangla) 84 mins

3218 LIFF19: Bangla Australian Premiere A romantic comedy with a huge heart and charm to match, promising director Phaim Bhuiyan’s debut is a fresh and spirited portrait of the complications of young love caught between very different beliefs. Phaim (played by the director himself) is a twenty-two-year-old ... More
Screening: Fri 4 Oct - Tue 22 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Fri 4 Oct
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LIFF19: Don't Stop Me Now (Ma cosa ci dice il cervello) 100 mins

3222 LIFF19: Don't Stop Me Now Australian premiere After the enormous success of Like a Cat on a Highway (LIFF18), actor Paola Cortellesi and her director husband Riccardo Milani team up for the fifth time to deliver this entertaining spy comedy. Giovanna (Cortellesi) is a plain-Jane mum, who divides her time between her ... More
Screening: Sat 5 Oct - Mon 21 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Sat 5 Oct
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LIFF19: Tomorrow's A New Day (Domani è un altro giorno) 101 mins

3221 LIFF19: Tomorrow's A New Day Australian premiere Italian greats Marco Giallini and Valerio Mastandrea star in this exceptional remake of the multi award-winning Spanish-Argentinian favourite Truman, imbued with a very Roman flavour. When theatre actor Giuliano (Giallini) receives an unexpected visit from his ... More
Screening: Sat 5 Oct - Sun 20 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Sat 5 Oct
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LIFF19: The Legend of The Christmas Witch (La Befana vien di notte) 98 mins

3220 LIFF19: The Legend of The Christmas Witch Paola Cortellesi takes on an Italian folklore character with a feminist twist in this offering from director Michele Soavi (The Goodbye Kiss, 2006) which was a surprise box office smash hit in Italy this year. By day, Paola (Cortellesi) is an ordinary school teacher, beloved by her pupils. But at ... More
Screening: Sat 5 Oct
Luna On SX: Sat 5 Oct
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LIFF19: Michelangelo - Endless (Michelangelo infinito) 95 mins

3219 LIFF19: Michelangelo - Endless Australian premiere Michelangelo – Endless is the first ever art film made about the Renaissance creative genius Michelangelo Buonarroti. A must for the big screen, this astonishing documentary combines the most advanced filming technologies to examine his most famous pieces and portray the ... More
Screening: Sat 5 Oct
Luna On SX: Sat 5 Oct
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LIFF19: Welcome Back Mr. President (Bentornato presidente) 96 mins

3223 LIFF19: Welcome Back Mr. President Australian premiere This sequel to the box-office smash hit of 2013 sees Giuseppe Peppino Garibaldi (a loveable Claudio Bisio) again facing the challenge of living up to his name! Peppino, a provincial librarian who became the accidental President of Italy, is now a father and has returned to a ... More
Screening: Sun 6 Oct - Sun 20 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Sun 6 Oct
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LIFF19: The Invisible Witness (Il testimone invisible) 102 mins

3224 LIFF19: The Invisible Witness Australian premiere When slick and successful businessman Adriano (Riccardo Scamarcio, Loro LIFF18) wakes up next to his dead mistress in a resort hotel room, he becomes the obvious chief suspect. He selects Virginia Ferrara (Maria Paiato, An Almost Perfect Town LIFF17), a veteran criminal ... More
Screening: Sun 6 Oct - Sat 19 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Sun 6 Oct
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LIFF19: The Champion (Il campione) 105 mins

3212 LIFF19: The Champion Australian premiere Set in the glossy world of professional, millionaire footballers in Italy, The Champion wonderfully pairs the talents of versatile veteran Stefano Accorsi (The Italian Race LIFF16) with an extraordinary Andrea Carpenzano (Boys Cry LIFF18) in this story of friendship, betrayal, ... More
Screening: Sun 6 Oct - Tue 22 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Sun 6 Oct
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LIFF19: Aspromonte: Land of The Forgotten (Aspromonte, la terra degli ultimi) 87 mins

3225 LIFF19: Aspromonte: Land of The Forgotten Australian premiere At the end of the 1950s in Africo, a small village in the southern valley of Aspromonte, a woman dies in childbirth because a doctor fails to arrive on time. No road connects Africo with the other villages.  In the wake of this tragedy, all of Africo’s citizens - ... More
Screening: Mon 7 Oct - Tue 22 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Mon 7 Oct
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LIFF19: Let Me Introduce You To Sofia (Ti presento Sofia) 98 mins

3226 LIFF19: Let Me Introduce You To Sofia Australian premiere Gabriele (Fabio De Luigi) is a divorced dad who owns a music store and is completely focused on taking care of his 10-year-old daughter Sofia who spends time with both parents. One day he bumps into his old friend Mara (the gorgeous Micaela Ramazzotti, Like Crazy) who - for the ... More
Screening: Mon 7 Oct - Sat 19 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Mon 7 Oct
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LIFF19: The Great Spirit (Il grande spirito) 113 mins

3227 LIFF19: The Great Spirit Australian premiere Sergio Rubini directs and stars in this offbeat dramedy alongside southern favourite Rocco Papaleo (Basilicata Coast to Coast LIFF2011), as two men whose unexpected run-in results in the unlikeliest of friendships.  In a neighbourhood on the outskirts of Taranto, high ... More
Screening: Mon 7 Oct
Luna On SX: Mon 7 Oct
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LIFF19: If Life Gives You Lemons (Un giorno all’improvviso) 88 mins

3228 LIFF19: If Life Gives You Lemons Australian premiere A boy torn between his bond with his troubled mother and his desire to break free and be his own person is the subject of this intimately effective drama which premiered at the Venice International Film Festival. Antonio is seventeen years old and has a dream: to be a ... More
Screening: Tue 8 Oct - Thu 17 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Tue 8 Oct
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LIFF19: Dafne (Dafne) 94 mins

3229 LIFF19: Dafne Australian premiere Selected to screen in the Panorama Section of the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival, Dafne is a poignant and feel-good portrait of a delicate family struck by a tragedy. Dafne (an exuberant Carolina Raspanti) is a witty 35-year-old woman with Down syndrome. Despite being ... More
Screening: Wed 9 Oct
Luna On SX: Wed 9 Oct
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LIFF19: My Own Good (Il bene mio) 94 mins

3230 LIFF19: My Own Good Australian premiere In the shadow of earthquakes which have devastated several parts of Italy, this poignant tale is centered around the last remaining inhabitant of a town destroyed by this natural disaster. Elia (Sergio Rubini) has no intention of leaving his ghost town of Providence which was ... More
Screening: Thu 10 Oct
Luna On SX: Thu 10 Oct
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LIFF19: Twin Flower (Fiore Gemello) 96 mins

3231 LIFF19: Twin Flower Australian Premiere Along the roads that stretch through the harsh and beautiful Sardinian landscape, we meet two troubled teens. Anna’s father has been murdered and she is being chased by the immigrant trafficker he used to work for. Basim is an illegal immigrant orphan from the Ivory ... More
Screening: Thu 10 Oct
Luna On SX: Thu 10 Oct
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LIFF19: The Consequences of Love (Le conseguenze dell’amore) 100 mins

3232 LIFF19: The Consequences of Love 20 Anni Fa: 3 Gems from the past In Paolo Sorrentino’s acclaimed, award-winning psychological thriller, we meet Toni Servillo as a lonely and secretive Italian businessman living in a Swiss hotel. As punishment for his huge loss in the stock market, Titta di Girolamo (Servillo) is marooned ... More
Screening: Fri 11 Oct
Luna On SX: Fri 11 Oct
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LIFF19: Promised 97 mins

3233 LIFF19: Promised World Premiere Featuring a stellar Australian-Italian cast, including Antoniette Iesue, Paul Mercurio and Tina Arena, this is a romantic drama that is certain to hit home. In 1953, five year-old Robert and newborn Angela are promised in marriage by their fathers, Sal and Joe. Angela’s ... More
Screening: Fri 11 Oct - Sun 13 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Fri 11 Oct
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LIFF19: The Conformist (Il conformista) 113 mins

3234 LIFF19: The Conformist Retrospective: Bernardo Bertolucci Bertolucci’s breakthrough classic reimagines Alberto Moravia’s 1950 neo-realist novel, scrutinising Italy in the grip of institutionalised fascism. Once a promising intellectual, newlywed Marcello (Jean-Louis Trintignant) rises through the ranks of ... More
Screening: Fri 11 Oct
Luna On SX: Fri 11 Oct
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LIFF19: Loro: The Director's Cut (Loro) 223 mins

3235 LIFF19: Loro: The Director's Cut Following last year’s presentation of the international theatrical cut created for the World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, this year audiences have the opportunity to see the director’s cut of one of the most talked-about opening night films in the ... More
Screening: Sat 12 Oct
Luna On SX: Sat 12 Oct
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LIFF19: The Vice Of Hope (Il vizio della speranza) 96 mins

3236 LIFF19: The Vice Of Hope Australian premiere Following his acclaimed neo-gothic fairytale Indivisible (LIFF17), director Edoardo De Angelis’ powerful and award-winning new drama portrays a woman desperately striving to escape a life of vice and criminality. In a town on the far outskirts of Naples, trash-scarred ... More
Screening: Mon 14 Oct - Mon 21 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Mon 14 Oct
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LIFF19: The Last Kiss (L’ultimo bacio) 115 mins

3237 LIFF19: The Last Kiss 20 Anni Fa: 3 Gems from the past As relevant today as upon its release in 2001, Gabriele Muccino’s romantic drama, the audience award-winner at Sundance Film Festival, shows a perspective of love in its darkest shades. A younger Stefano Accorsi and Giovanna Mezzogiorno lead as Emilio and ... More
Screening: Tue 15 Oct
Luna On SX: Tue 15 Oct
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LIFF19: The Mayor: Italian Politics 4 Dummies (Il Sindaco: Italian Politics 4 Dummies) 90 mins

3238 LIFF19: The Mayor: Italian Politics 4 Dummies Australian premiere This exhilarating exposé boldly unveils the inner mechanics of Italian politics with a hidden-camera documentary that has opened the eyes of film-festival goers worldwide. In early 2017, Ismaele La Vardera, a 22-year-old Sicilian journalist, surprised the Italian ... More
Screening: Tue 15 Oct
Luna On SX: Tue 15 Oct
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LIFF19: 1900 (Restored) (Novecento) 347 mins

3239 LIFF19: 1900 (Restored) Retrospective: Bernardo Bertolucci Featuring a melting pot of American and European stars, Bertolucci's impassioned epic centres on the intense relationship between two friends, Alfredo Berlinghieri (Robert De Niro) from a landowning family and Olmo Dalcò (Gérard Depardieu) a ... More
Screening: Wed 16 Oct
Luna On SX: Wed 16 Oct
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LIFF19: Amazing Leonardo (Io, Leonardo) 90 mins

3240 LIFF19: Amazing Leonardo Australian premiere World Premiering as the 2019 LA Italia Film Festival’s opening night selection, this extraordinary biopic marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death and stars Italian A-lister Luca Argentero (Eat Pray Love, 2010). Amazing ... More
Screening: Sat 19 Oct
Luna On SX: Sat 19 Oct
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LIFF19: Pavarotti 114 mins

3241 LIFF19: Pavarotti Australian premiere Luciano Pavarotti’s charm, charisma, and impressive ability to hit the high-C earned him a level of renown on par with the biggest pop stars. He brought opera to the masses and in acclaimed director Ron Howard’s inspiring documentary, it is easy to see why. Luciano ... More
Screening: Wed 23 Oct
Luna On SX

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Wednesday, 23 October
1:30PM 

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LIFF19 Closing Night Reception: Pavarotti (Pavarotti) 114 mins

3243 LIFF19 Closing Night Reception: Pavarotti Enjoy a live performance of one of the great tenor’s classics, Nessun Dorma by Paul O’Neill, courtesy of West Australian Opera, along with a glass of prosecco and tasty Italian treats from Parlapa, ' a hidden Italian gem in Freo' at  6.30pm before the 7.00pm screening of ... More
Screening: Wed 23 Oct
Luna On SX

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Wednesday, 23 October
7:00PM 

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