In the last few years there have been disappointingly few Italian movies to hit Atlanta theaters. The seventh edition of the Italian Film Festival in Atlanta, running from Thursday, April 11, through Sunday, April 14, aims to help remedy that.
This year the Italian Film Festival has moved to the always-enjoyable Plaza Theatre on Ponce De Leon Ave. Tickets are running $10 a pop and are only available on the day of the movie’s screening. All films are in Italian with English subtitles.
The 2013 lineup is heavy on Italian comedies, such as the crowd-pleasing opener Immaturi, il Viaggio (Immature, the Trip). The full festival schedule, including summaries and trailers, is available at www.cinemaitaly.com.
Although it would have been nice to see a few more dramas included, since recent award winners Caesar Must Die (Italy’s 2012 Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film), Reality and Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy are yet to screen in Atlanta, there’s still plenty of worthy viewing to be had at this year’s festival.
Here are three movies from the 2013 Atlanta Italian Film Festival that fans of foreign films and all things Italy will definitely want to check out: