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Human Capital opens Cinema Italian Style in Los Angeles

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- Virzì officially launches the campaign for the Oscar for Best Foreign-language Film. Among the ten films on show are The Wonders, Black Souls and I Can Quit Whenever I Want

Human Capital opens Cinema Italian Style in Los Angeles
Human Capital by Paolo Virzì

This year, Human Capital [+see also:
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interview: Paolo Virzì
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]
 will open Cinema Italian Style, the yearly run of Italian cinema in Los Angeles organised by Luce Cinecittà and American Cinematheque, with the support of Mibact, scheduled for 13-18 November next. Paolo Virzì's movie, the Italian candidate for the Oscar for Best Foreign-language Film 2015, will thus officially launch his campaign for the prized Oscar, in an edition dedicated to legendary producer Franco Cristaldi and to his masterpiece, Nuovo Cinema Paradiso by Giuseppe Tornatore (Jury Grand Prix at Cannes and the Oscar for Best Foreign language Film), which will have its second world premiere, in the presence of the director and with an introduction by actor Danny De Vito.

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The official programme for Cinema Italian Style will see a selection of an additional ten Italian titles, edited by Laura Delli Colli (president of SNCGI) along with Gwen Deglise from the American Cinematheque, that sums up an important season rich in works that are not only national. “We're talking about movies that, particularly in the eyes of the American audience, examine the link between family and Italian society,” explained Delli Colli, “thus capable of intriguing and conquering foreign press and viewers.” Notably, The Wonders [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Alice Rohrwacher
interview: Tiziana Soudani
film profile
]
 by Alice Rohrwacher, awarded at Cannes, and Black Souls [+see also:
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interview: Francesco Munzi
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]
 by Francesco Munzi, one of the most popular at the last Venice Film Festival.

Other films selected range from Italy in a Day [+see also:
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by Gabriele Salvatores and Le cose belle [+see also:
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 (the finer things in life) by Agostino Ferrente and Giovanni Piperno, to Fasten Your Seatbelts [+see also:
trailer
film focus
interview: Ferzan Ozpetek
film profile
]
 by Ferzan OzpetekQuiet Bliss [+see also:
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 by Edoardo Winspeare and A Golden Boy [+see also:
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film profile
]
 by Pupi Avati, including the best of contemporary comedy with The Mafia Only Kills in Summer [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Pierfrancesco Diliberto
festival scope
film profile
]
by Pif,  Song’e Napule [+see also:
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film profile
]
 by the Manetti Bros and I Can Stop Whenever I Want [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Sydney Sibilia
film profile
]
 by Sydney Sibilia. Many of the filmmakers and main characters will be in Los Angeles to meet the press and audience. From 14-20 November, the festival will be rerun in Seattle, thanks to the partnership with the Seattle International Film Festival.

Also on the menu, from 12-21 November: a selection of documentaries about the stars of Italian cinema. For the full programme, click here.

(Translated from Italian)

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