Ten Italian movies will be screened at the Haifa International Film Festival, one of the most important events in Israel for film enthusiasts and industry insiders. The Italian Cultural Institute of Haifa and the Cinecittà Studios curated the Italian selection, which is scheduled between October 8 and 17.
During the Festival, which takes place in Mount Carmel, Italy will therefore present some of the most recent films that have been widely acclaimed by audiences and critics.
These include “The Eight Mountains” (2022) by Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch, based on the novel by Italian writer Paolo Cognetti; “Nostalgia” (2022), by Mario Martone, chosen to represent Italy at the 95th Academy Awards in the International Feature Film Award category; “Leonora Addio” (2022), by Paolo Taviani, winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the Berlin Film Festival 2022 and in competition at the Haifa Film Festival in the Carmel International Competition section; “Delta” (2022), by Michele Vannucci, in competition at the Haifa Film Festival in the Golden Anchor Competition section; “Princess” (2022), by Roberto De Paolis, which opened the Orizzonti section of the Venice Film Festival 2022.
The documentaries “Sergio Leone, the Italian Who Invented America” (2022), by Francesco Zippel; “March on Rome” (2022) by Mark Cousins; and “The Matchmaker” (2022) by Benedetta Argentieri will also be screened. Also scheduled at the festival are “Dark Glasses” (2022), Dario Argento’s latest film, and “Kaos” (1984), by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, in the Haifa Classics section.
All films are shown in the original language with English and Hebrew subtitles.