The Weekend Sun Competition
During the coming week, Tivoli Cinemas will be showcasing a range of contemporary Italian cinema in their Cinema Paridiso Italian Film Fest – from uproarious comedy to thought-provoking drama and insightful documentaries. The festival will run at Tivoli Cinema Papamoa from January 16-22.
Italy has a rich cinematic history, which is truly still alive and well today – their film endeavours are stylish, often with strong political undertones and eschewing some of the political correctness that can dominate a lot of Western film-making.
A film titled ‘Wife and Husband’ will open the festival on January 16. Italian stars Kasia Smutniak and Pierfrancesco Favino are a couple, 10 years into marriage, in full crisis mode. Following a failed scientific experiment, they suddenly find one inside the body of the other.
Tickets for opening night are $17.50 and include a complimentary Campari spritzers drink.
Book today by phoning 07 777 0335 or visit: www.tivolicinema.co.nz/papamoa
‘An Almost Perfect Town’ will play at the Italian Film Festival on Thursday, January 17, at 8.15pm.
The film is a charming comedy from the writer of ‘Tale of Tales’ and ‘Gomorrah’. Set in the picturesque, fictional town of Pietramezzana, where most of young people have left, leaving it practically a ghost town until a yuppie doctor finds himself temporarily stuck there.
The Weekend Sun has two double passes to see ‘An Almost Perfect Town’ for two lucky readers.