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A wave of Italian films in Montreal

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- Cha cha cha by Marco Risi and Itaker by Toni Trupia are in competition at the Canadian festival opening today; Franchi, Campiotti, Tognazzi, Diritti and many others are out of competition

A wave of Italian films in Montreal

A strong Italian presence has been scheduled this year at the World Film Festival in Montreal, which 36th edition is opening today, August 22 and will run through September 2 in the Canadian city. Two Italian films will be running in the competition: Cha cha cha [+see also:
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by Marco Risi (photo), on a Rome of intrigues and sordid affairs, starring Luca Argentero, Claudio Amendola, Eva Herzigova and Pippo Delbono, and Itaker [+see also:
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by Toni Trupia, the story of Italian immigrants to Germany with Michele Placido.

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Italy also features in the First Films World Competition section, which is dedicated to debut films. L'amore è imperfetto by Francesca Muci stars Anna Foglietta in the role of a woman approaching 40 who is involved in a love-sex triangle with a mature 50-year-old and a rebellious 18-year-old.

Many other Italian films are also being presented out of competition, in the Focus on World Cinema section: E la chiamano estate [+see also:
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by Paolo Franchi (award for best director at the last Rome Film Festival – read the review), Amoreodio by Cristian Scardigno, Il ragioniere della mafia by Federico Rizzo, Bianca come il latte, rossa come il sangue [+see also:
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by Giacomo Campiotti (review), Viaggio sola [+see also:
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by Maria Sole Tognazzi (review), There Will Come a Day [+see also:
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by Giorgio Diritti, Lost in Laos by Alessandro Zunino and Ci vediamo domani [+see also:
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by Andrea Zaccariello.

The opening on Place des Arts will feature a screening of Habemus Papam [+see also:
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by Nanni Moretti.

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(Translated from Italian)

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