The best of Italian cinema in Istanbul
The opening film of the 5th Meeting With Italian Cinema is Edoardo Winspeare’s ‘Quiet Bliss,’ a story of four women.The 5th edition of “Meeting with Italian Cinema” lifts its curtains today at CineMajestik Theater in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul.
The event’s opening film is Edoardo Winspeare’s “Quiet Bliss.” The screening of the opening film will be attended by actress Barbara de Matteis. It is a story set in the Mediterranean about four women devoted to their house and their land, struggling against the giant globalized economy. The film premiered in 2014’s Berlinale’s Panorama section.
The event will host one of Italian TV’s most prominent figures, famous TV star PIF (Pierfrancesco Diliberto).
PIF’s 2014 directorial debut, “The Mafia Kills Only in Summer,” is a contemporary hit of Italian cinema and was a multiple award-winner at the David di Donatello Awards and the Globi D’Oro in 2014. The film was praised by President of the Italian Senate Pietro Grasso as “the best Mafia film ever made.”
Other films to be shown at the event include: “Misunderstood,” by one of Italian cinema’s most adept figures, director/actress Asia Argento; “A Golden Boy,” the most recent film by one of Italian cinema’s most prolific directors Pupi Avati; and the latest film by the Italian video-artist duo Masdebo, “The Lack.”
The event is organized by the Italian Cultural Center in Istanbul and Istituto Luce Cinecitta with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Italy and the Consulate of the Republic of Italy in Istanbul.