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Lavazza Italian Film Festival Review: The Confessions (Italy, 2016) is a refreshing suspense thriller

Directed by Roberto Andò, The Confessions (Le confessioni) is a refreshing suspense thriller. The film centres on a global summit where the world’s powerful and influential leaders attend. Among them is Salus (Toni Servillo), a monk, who is called over by Director of International Monetary Funds Daniel Roché (Daniel Auteuil) so he could make a confession.... Continue Reading

Lavazza Italian Film Festival Review: One Kiss (Italy, 2016) is one to watch

Italy’s answer to The Perks of Being a Wallflower, One Kiss (Un Bacio, directed by Ivan Cotroneo) centres on gay and proud Lorenzo (Rimau Grillo Ritzberger), Blu (Valentina Romani), who is shadowed by a traumatic past, and bullied basketball player Antonio (Leonardo Pazzagli). Their shared outsider status at school draws them together. But their friendship eventually leads to conflicts and tragedy.... Continue Reading

Lavazza Italian Film Festival Review: Mia Madre (Italy, 2015)

A deeply emotional and captivating film, Mia Madre (My Mother) stands as what is bound to be one of the many beautifully told Italian films on offer for the Lavazza Italian Film Festival. Having won awards from the likes of the Cannes Film Festival 2015 (Prize of the Ecumenical Jury), and being directed by Nanni Moretti – a recipient of over 42 international awards – it was easy to walk into the screening with high expectations. Lucky for us, the film remained mesmerizing till the very last scene. Continue reading Lavazza Italian Film Festival Review: Mia Madre (Italy, 2015)