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Nuovo Cinema Italia: 12 Italian films touch down in Vienna

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- The festival, organised by the Made in Italy association with the contribution of MIBACT, will be held from 6 to 14 June. Guests include Gabriele Muccino and Silvio Soldini

Nuovo Cinema Italia: 12 Italian films touch down in Vienna
There Is No Place Like Home by Gabriele Muccino

Eight days of Italian cinema are scheduled to take place in Vienna from 6 to 14 June, including the screening of twelve successful films from past and present. Indeed, the Nuovo Cinema Italia festival is back for its 18th edition, organised by the Made in Italy Association in collaboration with Votivkino and the Italian Cultural Institute, with the contribution of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Activities and Tourism.

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This year’s guests include the directors Gabriele Muccino and Silvio Soldini. Muccino will be in Vienna on Thursday 7 June to present a preview of his film There Is No Place Like Home [+see also:
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in Austria. While on Tuesday 12, Soldini will be screening Emma [+see also:
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. Both films are soon to be released in Austrian cinemas with the companies Filmladen and Polyfilm – both festival partners.

After Vienna, Nuovo Cinema Italia will be stopping off in the cities of Graz and Innsbruck. Other titles in the programme include: Let Yourself Go! [+see also:
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by Francesco Amato, Holding Hands [+see also:
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interview: Gianni Amelio
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by Gianni Amelio, Worldly Girl [+see also:
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interview: Marco Danieli
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by Marco Danieli, Indivisible [+see also:
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interview: Edoardo de Angelis
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by Edoardo De Angelis, L’ora legale [+see also:
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by Salvo Ficarra and Valentino Picone, and Fiore [+see also:
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Q&A: Claudio Giovannesi
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by Claudio Giovannesi. The festival will also be  hosting a tribute to Rome, which includes the screening of four films in which the city plays a central role: La dolce vita by Federico Fellini, Mid-August Lunch [+see also:
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by Gianni Di Gregorio, Sacro Gra [+see also:
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interview: Gianfranco Rosi
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by Gianfranco Rosi and The Great Beauty [+see also:
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interview: Paolo Sorrentino
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by Paolo Sorrentino

For over twenty years, the Made in Italy association has promoted the distribution of Italian cinema in German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). "We aim to offer the most varied selection possible, selecting the best national productions of the year and flitting between auteur cinema and popular films, comedy and other genres, paying particular attention to films in which the setting plays a fundamental role," explains the president of the association, Franco Montini.

In Germany in particular, where the festival stops off every year in about thirty cities between September and December (with a final stop in Berlin where the audience awards the most well-received film), the initiative has led to the acquisition by German distributors of numerous titles launched and promoted by the association. "We realised that foreign audiences love to find their imagined image of Italy in the films that we offer," specifies Montini. "The titles that, at least on the German market, are the most attractive are those set in the South of Italy in a haze of sun and sea." Among the most recent feature films on tour and subsequently bought in Germany are L'ora legale by Ficarra and Picone, Lands of Saints [+see also:
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by Fernando Muraca, Se Dio vuole [+see also:
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by Edoardo Falcone, Quiet Bliss [+see also:
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by Edoardo Winspeare and Il rosso e il blu [+see also:
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by Giuseppe Piccioni.

(Translated from Italian)

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