1259 Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2017

Presented by Palace in conjunction with Luna Palace Cinemas, the 18th Lavazza Italian Film Festival (LIFF) will screen at Cinema Paradiso and Luna on SX from September 21 – October 11, showcasing a huge program of Italian cinema.

The festival will kick off in spectacular style with an Opening Night Gala screening at Cinema Paradiso of the Italian Golden Globes award-winning comedy LET YOURSELF GO!, starring Toni Servillo as the uptight psychoanalyst Elia, whose life is upended when he becomes involved with the effervescent personal trainer Claudia (Veronica Echegui) - a woman well-versed in matters of the body but less so of the mind. The film will be followed by an after party with Italian food, wine and live entertainment at Connections Night Club. Luna on SX will also celebrate with an Opening Night Reception with Italian food, wine and live entertainment before the film.

LIFF is thrilled to announce Milan-born Italian/Australian actor Greta Scacchi as this year’s Festival Ambassador. Scacchi will participate in Q&As at selected festival screenings of TENDERNESS (LA TENEREZZA), Gianni Amelio’s latest film, in which she features. Best known for her AFI Award-winning performance in Looking for Alibrandi, Scacchi also made a name for herself internationally in films such as White Mischief, Presumed Innocent and The Player.

There will also be a special event screening of DALIDA, Lisa Azuelos’ glitzy biopic of the acclaimed music icon who gained celebrity in the 50s, singing in Italian, French, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew and German. Gather your friends for a bellisima night out with a pre-screening reception at Paradiso featuring a Molinari Limoncello cocktail on arrival and live music.

LIFF Closing Nightwill feature a special 20th anniversary screening at Paradiso and SX of Roberto Benigni’s Best Foreign Language Oscar winning classic LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (LA VITA È BELLA), with pre-screening Campari Aperol spritz, Stella Artois and Connoisseur gourmet ice cream.

Festival highlights include Edoardo De Angelis’s (Perez, LIFF15) David di Donatello Award-winning INDIVISIBLE (INDIVISIBILI), the story of conjoined twin sisters exploited by their father, who makes money from their singing.which will feature as the festival’s Centrepiece film; FORTUNATA, starring Jasmine Trinca (Wondrous Boccaccio LIFF’15) in a performance that earned her the Best Actress Award in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival; and EMMA , by Silvio Solidi, the director of the beloved hit Bread & Tulips and starring Valeria Golino.

Language-teaching schools are also invited to special screenings of FROM NAPLES WITH LOVE (TROPPO NAPOLETANO), a joyous romantic comedy about a young boy and his psychologist.

For the first time Palace will also present a new initiative as part of the 2017 LIFF with six outstanding Italian films in official competition for the Bulgari Critics’ Choice Award.

The winning film will be decided upon by a jury featuring Italian born Australian actress and Festival Ambassador Greta Scacchi, Radio National film critic Jason di Rosso, director Ruth Borgobello, actor Daniela Farinacci, actor Damian Walshe-Howling and Bulgari Australia Managing Director Brad Harvey.

The Lavazza Italian Film Festival is is sponsored in Perth by The West Australian.

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Twitter: @ItalianFF
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For more information or group booking enquiries contact:

Lucy Gibson

Marketing & Publicity Manager, Luna Palace Cinemas

E: lucy@lunapalace.com.au

T: +61 8 9227 1771

Cinema Paradiso - session times

Thu 21 Sep - Cinema Paradiso    
6:45PM  LIFF17: LET YOURSELF GO!  (CTC) 2 hrs 1 min
Fri 22 Sep - Cinema Paradiso    
11:00AM  LIFF17: FORTUNATA  (CTC) 2 hrs 3 mins
6:30PM  LIFF17: INDIVISIBLE  (CTC) 2 hrs 4 mins
8:50PM  LIFF17: SUN, HEART, LOVE  (CTC) 2 hrs 13 mins
Sat 23 Sep - Cinema Paradiso    
1:40PM  LIFF17: SEA DREAMING GIRLS  (CTC) 1 hr 37 mins
3:30PM  LIFF17: DALIDA  (CTC) 2 hrs 27 mins
6:30PM  LIFF17: TENDERNESS + Q&A  (CTC) 2 hrs 47 mins
9:30PM  LIFF17: SICILIAN GHOST STORY  (CTC) 2 hrs 22 mins
Sun 24 Sep - Cinema Paradiso    
2:00PM  LIFF17: IGNORANCE IS BLISS  (CTC) 2 hrs 2 mins
4:15PM  LIFF17: I WAS A DREAMER  (CTC) 1 hr 57 mins
6:30PM  LIFF17: IT'S ALL ABOUT KARMA  (CTC) 1 hr 50 mins
8:40PM  LIFF17: FORTUNATA  (CTC) 2 hrs 3 mins
Mon 25 Sep - Cinema Paradiso    
1:10PM  LIFF17: INDIVISIBLE  (CTC) 2 hrs 4 mins
3:30PM  LIFF17: COFFEE  (CTC) 2 hrs 13 mins
6:00PM  LIFF17: IT'S THE LAW  (CTC) 1 hr 52 mins
8:10PM  LIFF17: EMMA  (CTC) 2 hrs 16 mins
Tue 26 Sep - Cinema Paradiso    
11:00AM  LIFF17: LET YOURSELF GO!  (CTC) 2 hrs 1 min
6:30PM  LIFF17: PURE HEARTS  (CTC) 2 hrs 15 mins
9:00PM  LIFF17: STORIES OF LOVE THAT CANNOT BELONG...  (CTC) 1 hr 52 mins
Wed 27 Sep - Cinema Paradiso    
11:00AM  LIFF17: EMMA  (CTC) 2 hrs 16 mins
6:30PM  LIFF17: SUMMERTIME  (CTC) 2 hrs 3 mins
8:45PM  LIFF17: AT WAR FOR LOVE  (CTC) 1 hr 59 mins
Thu 28 Sep - Cinema Paradiso    
11:00AM  LIFF17: WIFE & HUSBAND  (CTC) 2 hrs
6:30PM  LIFF17: SUN, HEART, LOVE  (CTC) 2 hrs 13 mins
9:00PM  LIFF17: I CAN QUIT WHENEVER I WANT 2: MASTERCLASS  (CTC) 2 hrs 18 mins
Fri 29 Sep - Cinema Paradiso    
11:00AM  LIFF17: IT'S ALL ABOUT KARMA  (CTC) 1 hr 50 mins
6:30PM  LIFF17: WIFE & HUSBAND  (CTC) 2 hrs
8:45PM  LIFF17: FROM NAPLES WITH LOVE  (CTC) 1 hr 55 mins
Sat 30 Sep - Cinema Paradiso    
2:00PM  LIFF17: FORTUNATA  (CTC) 2 hrs 3 mins
4:15PM  LIFF17: MESSY CHRISTMAS  (CTC) 1 hr 54 mins
6:30PM  LIFF17: LET YOURSELF GO!  (CTC) 2 hrs 1 min
8:45PM  LIFF17: IGNORANCE IS BLISS  (CTC) 2 hrs 2 mins
Sun 1 Oct - Cinema Paradiso    
1:20PM  LIFF17: AN ALMOST PERFECT TOWN  (CTC) 1 hr 52 mins
3:30PM  LIFF17: I CAN QUIT WHENEVER I WANT 2: MASTERCLASS  (CTC) 2 hrs 18 mins
6:00PM  LIFF17: I WAS A DREAMER  (CTC) 1 hr 57 mins
8:10PM  LIFF17: IT'S ALL ABOUT KARMA  (CTC) 1 hr 50 mins
Mon 2 Oct - Cinema Paradiso    
10:00AM SOLDOUT  LIFF17: FROM NAPLES WITH LOVE  (CTC) 1 hr 55 mins
11:00AM  LIFF17: AFTER THE WAR  (CTC) 1 hr 52 mins
6:30PM  LIFF17: STORIES OF LOVE THAT CANNOT BELONG...  (CTC) 1 hr 52 mins
8:40PM  LIFF17: SUMMERTIME  (CTC) 2 hrs 3 mins
Tue 3 Oct - Cinema Paradiso    
11:00AM  LIFF17: IT'S THE LAW  (CTC) 1 hr 52 mins
6:30PM  LIFF17: THE INTRUDER  (CTC) 1 hr 55 mins
8:40PM  LIFF17: THESE DAYS  (CTC) 2 hrs 23 mins
Wed 4 Oct - Cinema Paradiso    
10:00AM SOLDOUT  LIFF17: FROM NAPLES WITH LOVE  (CTC) 1 hr 55 mins
11:00AM  LIFF17: NAPLES '44  (CTC) 1 hr 40 mins
6:45PM  LIFF17: DALIDA  (CTC) 2 hrs 27 mins
9:20PM  LIFF17: PURE HEARTS  (CTC) 2 hrs 15 mins
Thu 5 Oct - Cinema Paradiso    
11:00AM  LIFF17: IGNORANCE IS BLISS  (CTC) 2 hrs 2 mins
6:30PM  LIFF17: FORTUNATA  (CTC) 2 hrs 3 mins
8:45PM  LIFF17: MESSY CHRISTMAS  (CTC) 1 hr 54 mins
Fri 6 Oct - Cinema Paradiso    
11:00AM  LIFF17: AT WAR FOR LOVE  (CTC) 1 hr 59 mins
6:30PM  LIFF17: SICILIAN GHOST STORY  (CTC) 2 hrs 22 mins
9:10PM  LIFF17: WIFE & HUSBAND  (CTC) 2 hrs
Sat 7 Oct - Cinema Paradiso    
2:15PM  LIFF17: AFTER THE WAR  (CTC) 1 hr 52 mins
4:20PM  LIFF17: THE INTRUDER  (CTC) 1 hr 55 mins
6:30PM  LIFF17: IGNORANCE IS BLISS  (CTC) 2 hrs 2 mins
8:50PM  LIFF17: IT'S THE LAW  (CTC) 1 hr 52 mins
Sun 8 Oct - Cinema Paradiso    
1:15PM  LIFF17: LET YOURSELF GO!  (CTC) 2 hrs 1 min
3:30PM  LIFF17: TENDERNESS  (CTC) 2 hrs 7 mins
6:00PM  LIFF17: I CAN QUIT WHENEVER I WANT 2: MASTERCLASS  (CTC) 2 hrs 18 mins
8:30PM  LIFF17: DALIDA  (CTC) 2 hrs 27 mins
Mon 9 Oct - Cinema Paradiso    
10:00AM SOLDOUT  LIFF17: FROM NAPLES WITH LOVE  (CTC) 1 hr 55 mins
11:00AM  LIFF17: MESSY CHRISTMAS  (CTC) 1 hr 54 mins
6:30PM  LIFF17: EMMA  (CTC) 2 hrs 16 mins
9:00PM  LIFF17: AN ALMOST PERFECT TOWN  (CTC) 1 hr 52 mins
Tue 10 Oct - Cinema Paradiso    
11:00AM  LIFF17: SEA DREAMING GIRLS  (CTC) 1 hr 37 mins
6:30PM  LIFF17: FROM NAPLES WITH LOVE  (CTC) 1 hr 55 mins
8:40PM  LIFF17: TENDERNESS  (CTC) 2 hrs 7 mins
Wed 11 Oct - Cinema Paradiso    
10:00AM SOLDOUT  LIFF17: FROM NAPLES WITH LOVE  (CTC) 1 hr 55 mins
11:00AM  LIFF17: INDIVISIBLE  (CTC) 2 hrs 4 mins
6:30PM  LIFF17: LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL  (CTC) 2 hrs 19 mins

Luna On SX - session times

Thu 21 Sep - Luna On SX    
6:45PM  IFF17: LET YOURSELF GO  (CTC) 2 hrs 7 mins
Fri 22 Sep - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  IFF17: INDIVISIBLE  (CTC) 2 hrs
6:30PM  IFF17: WIFE & HUSBAND  (CTC) 2 hrs
8:45PM  IFF17: PURE HEARTS  (CTC) 2 hrs 15 mins
Sat 23 Sep - Luna On SX    
1:45PM  IFF17: I CAN QUIT WHENEVER I WANT 2: MASTERCLASS  (CTC) 2 hrs 38 mins
4:15PM  IFF17: IGNORANCE IS BLISS  (CTC) 2 hrs 2 mins
6:30PM  IFF17: IT'S THE LAW  (CTC) 1 hr 52 mins
8:40PM  IFF17: LET YOURSELF GO  (CTC) 2 hrs 7 mins
Sun 24 Sep - Luna On SX    
1:45PM  IFF17: EMMA  (CTC) 2 hrs 36 mins
4:15PM  IFF17: THE INTRUDER  (CTC) 1 hr 55 mins
6:30PM  IFF17: DALIDA  (CTC) 2 hrs 24 mins
9:10PM  IFF17: MESSY CHRISTMAS  (CTC) 1 hr 54 mins
Mon 25 Sep - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  IFF17: AT WAR FOR LOVE  (CTC) 1 hr 59 mins
3:45PM  IFF17: FORTUNATA  (CTC) 2 hrs 3 mins
6:00PM  IFF17: SICILIAN GHOST STORY  (CTC) 2 hrs 22 mins
8:40PM  IFF17: SUN, HEART, LOVE  (CTC) 2 hrs 33 mins
Tue 26 Sep - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  IFF17: SEA DREAMING GIRLS  (CTC) 1 hr 57 mins
6:30PM  IFF17: AN ALMOST PERFECT TOWN  (CTC) 1 hr 52 mins
8:40PM  IFF17: AFTER THE WAR  (CTC) 1 hr 52 mins
Wed 27 Sep - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  IFF17: TENDERNESS  (CTC) 2 hrs 3 mins
6:30PM  IFF17: FROM NAPLES WITH LOVE  (CTC) 1 hr 55 mins
8:40PM  IFF17: NAPLES '44  (CTC) 1 hr 40 mins
Thu 28 Sep - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  IFF17: MESSY CHRISTMAS  (CTC) 1 hr 54 mins
6:30PM  IFF17: IT'S THE LAW  (CTC) 1 hr 52 mins
8:40PM  IFF17: IT'S ALL ABOUT KARMA  (CTC) 1 hr 50 mins
Fri 29 Sep - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  IFF17: INDIVISIBLE  (CTC) 2 hrs
6:30PM  IFF17: LET YOURSELF GO  (CTC) 2 hrs 7 mins
8:45PM  IFF17: I CAN QUIT WHENEVER I WANT 2: MASTERCLASS  (CTC) 2 hrs 38 mins
Sat 30 Sep - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  IFF17: DALIDA  (CTC) 2 hrs 24 mins
4:15PM  IFF17: IT'S THE LAW  (CTC) 1 hr 52 mins
6:30PM  IFF17: IT'S ALL ABOUT KARMA  (CTC) 1 hr 50 mins
8:40PM  IFF17: I WAS A DREAMER  (CTC) 1 hr 57 mins
Sun 1 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:00PM  IFF17: PURE HEARTS  (CTC) 2 hrs 15 mins
3:30PM  IFF17: TENDERNESS  (CTC) 2 hrs 3 mins
6:00PM  IFF17: MESSY CHRISTMAS  (CTC) 1 hr 54 mins
8:10PM  IFF17: IGNORANCE IS BLISS  (CTC) 2 hrs 2 mins
Mon 2 Oct - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  IFF17: COFFEE  (CTC) 2 hrs 34 mins
6:30PM  IFF17: INDIVISIBLE  (CTC) 2 hrs
8:50PM  IFF17: WIFE & HUSBAND  (CTC) 2 hrs
Tue 3 Oct - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  IFF17: STORIES OF LOVE THAT CANNOT BELONG TO THIS  (CTC) 1 hr 52 mins
6:30PM  IFF17: SUN, HEART, LOVE  (CTC) 2 hrs 33 mins
9:00PM  IFF17: AT WAR FOR LOVE  (CTC) 1 hr 59 mins
Wed 4 Oct - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  IFF17: FORTUNATA  (CTC) 2 hrs 3 mins
6:30PM  IFF17: EMMA  (CTC) 2 hrs 36 mins
9:00PM  IFF17: THE INTRUDER  (CTC) 1 hr 55 mins
Thu 5 Oct - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  IFF17: IT'S ALL ABOUT KARMA  (CTC) 1 hr 50 mins
6:30PM  IFF17: SEA DREAMING GIRLS  (CTC) 1 hr 57 mins
8:20PM  IFF17: DALIDA  (CTC) 2 hrs 24 mins
Fri 6 Oct - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  IFF17: AFTER THE WAR  (CTC) 1 hr 52 mins
6:30PM  IFF17: LET YOURSELF GO  (CTC) 2 hrs 7 mins
8:45PM  IFF17: INDIVISIBLE  (CTC) 2 hrs
Sat 7 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:45PM  IFF17: COFFEE  (CTC) 2 hrs 34 mins
4:15PM  IFF17: SUMMERTIME  (CTC) 2 hrs 3 mins
6:30PM  IFF17: TENDERNESS  (CTC) 2 hrs 3 mins
8:50PM  IFF17: FORTUNATA  (CTC) 2 hrs 3 mins
Sun 8 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  IFF17: FROM NAPLES WITH LOVE  (CTC) 1 hr 55 mins
3:45PM  IFF17: I WAS A DREAMER  (CTC) 1 hr 57 mins
6:00PM  IFF17: AN ALMOST PERFECT TOWN  (CTC) 1 hr 52 mins
8:10PM  IFF17: EMMA  (CTC) 2 hrs 36 mins
Mon 9 Oct - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  IFF17: WIFE & HUSBAND  (CTC) 2 hrs
6:30PM  IFF17: I CAN QUIT WHENEVER I WANT 2: MASTERCLASS  (CTC) 2 hrs 38 mins
9:00PM  IFF17: SICILIAN GHOST STORY  (CTC) 2 hrs 22 mins
Tue 10 Oct - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  IFF17: IT'S THE LAW  (CTC) 1 hr 52 mins
6:30PM  IFF17: STORIES OF LOVE THAT CANNOT BELONG TO THIS  (CTC) 1 hr 52 mins
8:40PM  IFF17: THESE DAYS  (CTC) 2 hrs 20 mins
Wed 11 Oct - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  IFF17: IGNORANCE IS BLISS  (CTC) 2 hrs 2 mins
7:00PM  IFF17: LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL  (CTC) 2 hrs 16 mins

LIFF17 OPENING NIGHT GALA - LET YOURSELF GO! 98 mins

2318 LIFF17 OPENING NIGHT GALA - LET YOURSELF GO!

Get ready to let yourself go at the most joyous festa of the year!

Join us from 6pm for a sparkling Valdo Marca Oro prosecco on arrival before the premiere at 6.45pm of Italian Golden Globe winning Let Yourself Go! followed by the official after party ... More

Screening: Thu 21 Sep
Cinema Paradiso: Thu 21 Sep

LIFF17 OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION - LET YOURSELF GO! 98 mins

2319 LIFF17 OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION - LET YOURSELF GO!

Get ready to let yourself go at the Opening Night Reception of the Lavazza Italian Film Festival at Luna on SX.

Join us from 6pm for vino, Stella Artois and sparkling Valdo Marca Oro prosecco, a tatse of Italy and live entertainment before the ... More

Screening: Thu 21 Sep
Luna On SX: Thu 21 Sep

LIFF17 CENTREPIECE - INDIVISIBLE 104 mins

2320 LIFF17 CENTREPIECE - INDIVISIBLE

From the director of Perez (LIFF15) comes this internationally acclaimed, offbeat festival highlight. It ventures into territory rarely seen in the cinema, and does so with understanding and sensitivity. Grounded in modern-day Italy, but also highly imaginative, Indivisible is ... More

Screening: Thu 21 Sep - Wed 11 Oct at:

LIFF17 SCHOOL SCREENINGS - FROM NAPLES WITH LOVE 95 mins

2325 LIFF17 SCHOOL SCREENINGS - FROM NAPLES WITH LOVE

Palace and Luna Palace Cinemas are delighted to announce FROM NAPLES WITH LOVE as part of the Lavazza Italian Film Festival schools programme.

FROM NAPLES WITH LOVE is a joyous romantic comedy about a young boy Ciro, whose father, a popular Neapolitan singer, dies trying to stage dive ... More

Screening: Thu 21 Sep - Wed 11 Oct at:
Cinema Paradiso: Thu 21 Sep

LIFF17 SPECIAL EVENT - DALIDA 124 mins

2321 LIFF17 SPECIAL EVENT - DALIDA

Gather your friends for a bellisima night out with a reception from 6pm featuring a Molinari Limoncello cocktail on arrival and live music before the 6.45pm screening of Lisa Azuelos's glitzy biopic Dalida.

Dalida – played with passion by Italian ... More

Screening: Wed 4 Oct
Cinema Paradiso: Wed 4 Oct

LIFF17 CLOSING NIGHT - LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL 119 mins

2322 LIFF17 CLOSING NIGHT - LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL

Roberto Benigni’s Oscar-winning masterpiece returns to the big screen for its 20th anniversary. Join us for Campari Aperol Spritz, Stella Artois and Connoisseur gourmet icecream in hand to close the 2017 festival.

There's really no way to adequately ... More

Screening: Wed 11 Oct
Cinema Paradiso: Wed 11 Oct
Luna On SX: Wed 11 Oct