1259 LAVAZZA ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2018

THREE WEEKS OF THE BEST OF ITALIAN CINEMA in THE 2018 LAVAZZA ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL

Thursday, September 27 – Wednesday, October 17

The 19th Lavazza Italian Film Festival screens around the country with over 30 of the latest and greatest from Italy’s best filmmakers, there is no shortage of Italian passion, drama, romance and style for film lovers to enjoy!

OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION AT LUNA ON SX: Thursday 27 September: 6:00pm event and 6:45pm screening  of the Australian premiere of Loro with catering delizioso from Dolce & Salato, sweet treats from Romano's Fine Foods and some lively bubbly courtesy of Calneggia Prosecco. Plus pre-screening traditional Italian folk music from the Joys of the Women choir.  Please note: this event is SOLD OUT.

Festival tickets now on sale online for selected films below and here (NB. You'll need to scroll down the page for Luna on SX films and dates).

For more information visit: www.italianfilmfestival.com.au

Luna On SX - session times

Thu 27 Sep - Luna On SX    
6:45PM SOLDOUT  IFF18: LORO  (CTC) 2 hrs 50 mins
Fri 28 Sep - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  IFF18: PUT NONNA IN THE FREEZER  (MA) 2 hrs
6:30PM  IFF18: MADE IN ITALY  (CTC) 2 hrs 4 mins
8:50PM  IFF18: WE'LL BE YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL  (CTC) 2 hrs
Sat 29 Sep - Luna On SX    
12:30PM  IFF18: THE BRAVE ONES  (CTC) 1 hr 42 mins
2:30PM  IFF18: FERRANTE FEVER  (CTC) 1 hr 34 mins
4:20PM  IFF18: MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING  (CTC) 1 hr 49 mins
6:30PM  IFF18: THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME  () 2 hrs 5 mins
8:50PM  IFF18: LORO  (CTC) 2 hrs 50 mins
Sun 30 Sep - Luna On SX    
2:00PM  IFF18: THE LAST PROSECCO  () 2 hrs 1 min
4:15PM  IFF18: A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS  (CTC) 2 hrs
6:30PM  IFF18: AS NEEDED  (CTC) 1 hr 52 mins
8:40PM  IFF18: BOYS CRY  () 1 hr 56 mins
Mon 1 Oct - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  IFF18: LORO  (CTC) 2 hrs 50 mins
6:30PM  IFF18: MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING  (CTC) 1 hr 49 mins
8:40PM  IFF18: NAPLES IN VEILS  (CTC) 2 hrs 13 mins
Tue 2 Oct - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  IFF18: MADE IN ITALY  (CTC) 2 hrs 4 mins
6:30PM  IFF18: I CAN QUIT WHENEVER I WANT 3: AD HONOREM  (CTC) 1 hr 58 mins
8:40PM  IFF18: EUPHORIA  (CTC) 2 hrs 15 mins
Wed 3 Oct - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  IFF18: THE GUEST  (CTC) 1 hr 54 mins
6:30PM  IFF18: JUST BELIEVE  (CTC) 2 hrs
8:45PM  IFF18: COUPLE THERAPY FOR CHEATERS  (CTC) 1 hr 57 mins
Thu 4 Oct - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  IFF18: LIKE A CAT ON A HIGHWAY  (CTC) 1 hr 58 mins
6:30PM  IFF18: WATER AND SUGAR: CARLO DI PALMA  (CTC) 1 hr 50 mins
8:50PM  IFF18: THE LAST PROSECCO  () 2 hrs 1 min
Fri 5 Oct - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  IFF18: FERRANTE FEVER  (CTC) 1 hr 34 mins
6:30PM  IFF18: NONNAS ON THE RUN  (CTC) 1 hr 50 mins
8:40PM  IFF18: LIKE A CAT ON A HIGHWAY  (CTC) 1 hr 58 mins
Sat 6 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  IFF18: A WOMAN'S NAME  (CTC) 2 hrs
3:45PM  IFF18: LOVE AND BULLETS  (CTC) 2 hrs 33 mins
6:30PM  IFF18: EUPHORIA  (CTC) 2 hrs 15 mins
9:00PM  IFF18: THE GUEST  (CTC) 1 hr 54 mins
Sun 7 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:00PM  IFF18: PUT NONNA IN THE FREEZER  (MA) 2 hrs
3:15PM  IFF18: THE GIRL IN THE FOG  (CTC) 2 hrs 28 mins
6:00PM  IFF18: LORO  (CTC) 2 hrs 50 mins
9:00PM  IFF18: MADE IN ITALY  (CTC) 2 hrs 4 mins
Mon 8 Oct - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  IFF18: LORO  (CTC) 2 hrs 50 mins
6:30PM  IFF18: COUCH POTATOES  (CTC) 2 hrs 3 mins
8:45PM  IFF18: AS NEEDED  (CTC) 1 hr 52 mins
Tue 9 Oct - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  IFF18: BOYS CRY  () 1 hr 56 mins
6:30PM  IFF18: THE GUEST  (CTC) 1 hr 54 mins
8:40PM  IFF18: BLESSED MADNESS  (CTC) 2 hrs 9 mins
Wed 10 Oct - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  IFF18: DAUGHTER OF MINE  (CTC) 2 hrs
6:30PM  IFF18: WHERE I'VE NEVER LIVED  (CTC) 1 hr 57 mins
8:50PM  IFF18: LOVE AND BULLETS  (CTC) 2 hrs 33 mins
Thu 11 Oct - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  IFF18: EUPHORIA  (CTC) 2 hrs 15 mins
6:30PM  IFF18: COUPLE THERAPY FOR CHEATERS  (CTC) 1 hr 57 mins
8:40PM  IFF18: COUCH POTATOES  (CTC) 2 hrs 3 mins
Fri 12 Oct - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  IFF18: NONNAS ON THE RUN  (CTC) 1 hr 50 mins
6:30PM  IFF18: THE GIRL IN THE FOG  (CTC) 2 hrs 28 mins
9:10PM  IFF18: WHERE I'VE NEVER LIVED  (CTC) 1 hr 57 mins
Sat 13 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:45PM  IFF18: BLESSED MADNESS  (CTC) 2 hrs 9 mins
4:15PM  IFF18: JUST BELIEVE  (CTC) 2 hrs
6:30PM  IFF18: PUT NONNA IN THE FREEZER  (MA) 2 hrs
8:45PM  IFF18: THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME  () 2 hrs 5 mins
Sun 14 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  IFF18: DAUGHTER OF MINE  (CTC) 2 hrs
3:45PM  IFF18: I CAN QUIT WHENEVER I WANT 3: AD HONOREM  (CTC) 1 hr 58 mins
6:00PM  IFF18: BOYS CRY  () 1 hr 56 mins
8:10PM  IFF18: LIKE A CAT ON A HIGHWAY  (CTC) 1 hr 58 mins
Mon 15 Oct - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  IFF18: LOVE AND BULLETS  (CTC) 2 hrs 33 mins
6:30PM  IFF18: A WOMAN'S NAME  (CTC) 2 hrs
8:40PM  IFF18: THE BRAVE ONES  (CTC) 1 hr 42 mins
Tue 16 Oct - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  IFF18: WE'LL BE YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL  (CTC) 2 hrs
6:30PM  IFF18: NAPLES IN VEILS  (CTC) 2 hrs 13 mins
9:00PM  IFF18: THE GIRL IN THE FOG  (CTC) 2 hrs 28 mins
Wed 17 Oct - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  IFF18: MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING  (CTC) 1 hr 49 mins
7:00PM  IFF18: SUSPIRIA  (CTC) 1 hr 59 mins

LIFF18: LORO - SOLD OUT 150 mins

2689 LIFF18: LORO - SOLD OUT OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION 6PM - SOLD OUT Australian premiere WINNER: Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Guglielmo Biraghi Award, Nastrid’Argento Awards 2018 OFFICIAL SELECTION: Toronto International Film Festival 2018 Seduction, glamour, ... More
Screening: Thu 27 Sep - Mon 8 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Thu 27 Sep
6:45PM SOLDOUT More

LIFF18: PUT NONNA IN THE FREEZER 100 mins

2693 LIFF18: PUT NONNA IN THE FREEZER Australian premiere From the writer of Mafia & Red Tomatoes (LIFF15) and Welcome to the North (LIFF12), this hit romantic comedy was nominated for Best Comedy at the 2018 Nastrid’Argento Awards. Is it acceptable to swindle the state when the state swindles you? This is the doubt that ... More
Screening: Fri 28 Sep - Sat 13 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Fri 28 Sep

LIFF18: MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING 89 mins

2694 LIFF18: MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING Australian premiere Based on the hit off-Broadway play, it’s a merry comedy of matrimony as newly engaged Antonio brings his fiancé Paolo to his hometown to meet his headstrong parents. From the writer/director of Italian Film Festival hit What A Beautiful Surprise (LIFF15), ... More
Screening: Sat 29 Sep - Wed 17 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Sat 29 Sep

LIFF18: BOYS CRY 96 mins

2690 LIFF18: BOYS CRY Australian premiere Winner of Best First Film at the 2018 Nastrid’Argento Awards, Boys Cry is a pulse-pounding crime thriller set on the outskirts of Rome. There, teenage best friends Mirko and Manolo spend their days in school and their nights delivering pizza. The clueless teenagers dream ... More
Screening: Sun 30 Sep - Sun 14 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Sun 30 Sep

LIFF18: A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS 99 mins

2691 LIFF18: A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS New restoration The first of Sergio Leone’s masterful Spaghetti Westerns is by definition a landmark — it invented a whole sub-genre, set Clint Eastwood upon the road to superstardom, made a legend of composer Ennio Morricone, and managed something impossible: it rejuvenated the ailing ... More
Screening: Sun 30 Sep
Luna On SX: Sun 30 Sep

LIFF18: COUCH POTATOES 103 mins

2692 LIFF18: COUCH POTATOES Australian premiere Claudio Bisio, the star of Messy Christmas (LIFF17) and Welcome to the South (LIFF11), leads this tender adaptation of Michele Serra’s novel of the same name, about the difficulty of a separated father in relating to and controlling his teenage son. Giorgio is a famous ... More
Screening: Mon 8 Oct - Thu 11 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Mon 8 Oct