1259 LAVAZZA ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2019

Luna On SX - session times

Wed 2 Oct - Luna On SX    
6:45PM  LIFF19: THE CHAMPION  (M) 2 hrs 5 mins
Thu 3 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  LIFF19: 100 STEPS (RESTORED)  (M) 2 hrs 14 mins
6:20PM  LIFF19: I'M NOT A KILLER  (CTC) 2 hrs 10 mins
8:40PM  LIFF19: AN ALMOST ORDINARY SUMMER  (CTC) 2 hrs
Fri 4 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  LIFF19: 10 DAYS WITHOUT MAMMA  (M) 1 hr 54 mins
6:30PM  LIFF19: ORDINARY HAPPINESS  (CTC) 2 hrs 3 mins
8:40PM  LIFF19: BANGLA  (CTC) 1 hr 44 mins
Sat 5 Oct - Luna On SX    
2:00PM  LIFF19: MICHELANGELO - ENDLESS  (R) 1 hr 55 mins
4:15PM  LIFF19: THE LEGEND OF THE CHRISTMAS WITCH  (PG) 1 hr 58 mins
6:30PM  LIFF19: TOMORROW'S A NEW DAY  (CTC) 2 hrs 1 min
8:45PM  LIFF19: DON'T STOP ME NOW  (M) 2 hrs 5 mins
Sun 6 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:15PM  LIFF19: WELCOME BACK MR PRESIDENT  (PG) 1 hr 56 mins
3:30PM  LIFF19: THE CHAMPION  (M) 2 hrs 5 mins
5:45PM  LIFF19: THE INVISIBLE WITNESS  (M) 2 hrs 2 mins
Mon 7 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  LIFF19: ASPROMONTGE: LAND OF THE FORGOTTEN  (CTC) 1 hr 47 mins
6:20PM  LIFF19: LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO SOFIA  (M) 1 hr 58 mins
8:30PM  LIFF19: THE GREAT SPIRIT  (CTC) 2 hrs 13 mins
Tue 8 Oct - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  LIFF19: BANGLA  (CTC) 1 hr 44 mins
1:30PM  LIFF19: TOMORROW'S A NEW DAY  (CTC) 2 hrs 1 min
6:20PM  LIFF19: IF LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS  (M) 1 hr 38 mins
8:30PM  LIFF19: I'M NOT A KILLER  (CTC) 2 hrs 10 mins
Wed 9 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  LIFF19: THE CHAMPION  (M) 2 hrs 5 mins
6:20PM  LIFF19: DAFNE  (CTC) 1 hr 54 mins
8:30PM  LIFF19: ORDINARY HAPPINESS  (CTC) 2 hrs 3 mins
Thu 10 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  LIFF19: MY OWN GOOD  (CTC) 1 hr 54 mins
6:20PM  LIFF19: LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO SOFIA  (M) 1 hr 58 mins
8:30PM  LIFF19: TWIN FLOWER  (CTC) 1 hr 56 mins
Fri 11 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  LIFF19: THE CONSEQUENCES OF LOVE  (MA) 2 hrs
6:30PM  LIFF19: PROMISED  (PG) 1 hr 57 mins
8:40PM  LIFF19: THE CONFORMIST  (MA) 2 hrs 13 mins
Sat 12 Oct - Luna On SX    
2:00PM  LIFF19: LORO (DIRECTOR'S CUT)  (CTC) 4 hrs 3 mins
6:30PM  LIFF19: I'M NOT A KILLER  (CTC) 2 hrs 10 mins
8:45PM  LIFF19: 10 DAYS WITHOUT MAMMA  (M) 1 hr 54 mins
Sun 13 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:15PM  LIFF19: PROMISED  (PG) 1 hr 57 mins
3:30PM  LIFF19: ORDINARY HAPPINESS  (CTC) 2 hrs 3 mins
5:45PM  LIFF19: BANGLA  (CTC) 1 hr 44 mins
Mon 14 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  LIFF19: 10 DAYS WITHOUT MAMMA  (M) 1 hr 54 mins
6:20PM  LIFF19: THE VICE OF HOPE  (M) 2 hrs 1 min
8:30PM  LIFF19: TOMORROW'S A NEW DAY  (CTC) 2 hrs 1 min
Tue 15 Oct - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  LIFF19: TOMORROW'S A NEW DAY  (CTC) 2 hrs 1 min
1:30PM  LIFF19: THE LAST KISS  (M) 2 hrs 15 mins
6:20PM  LIFF19: THE MAYOR ITALIAN POLITICS 4 DUMMIES  (R) 1 hr 50 mins
8:30PM  LIFF19: THE CHAMPION  (M) 2 hrs 5 mins
Wed 16 Oct - Luna On SX    
12:00PM  LIFF19: 1900  (R) 6 hrs 7 mins
6:20PM  LIFF19: LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO SOFIA  (M) 1 hr 58 mins
8:30PM  LIFF19: THE INVISIBLE WITNESS  (M) 2 hrs 2 mins
Thu 17 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  LIFF19: WELCOME BACK MR PRESIDENT  (PG) 1 hr 56 mins
6:20PM  LIFF19: IF LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS  (M) 1 hr 38 mins
8:30PM  LIFF19: THE VICE OF HOPE  (M) 2 hrs 1 min
Fri 18 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  LIFF19: ORDINARY HAPPINESS  (CTC) 2 hrs 3 mins
6:30PM  LIFF19: 10 DAYS WITHOUT MAMMA  (M) 1 hr 54 mins
8:40PM  LIFF19: THE INVISIBLE WITNESS  (M) 2 hrs 2 mins
Sat 19 Oct - Luna On SX    
2:15PM  LIFF19: AMAZING LEONARDO  (R) 1 hr 50 mins
4:15PM  LIFF19: LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO SOFIA  (M) 1 hr 58 mins
6:30PM  LIFF19: THE INVISIBLE WITNESS  (M) 2 hrs 2 mins
8:45PM  LIFF19: THE CHAMPION  (M) 2 hrs 5 mins
Sun 20 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:15PM  LIFF19: ASPROMONTGE: LAND OF THE FORGOTTEN  (CTC) 1 hr 47 mins
3:30PM  LIFF19: TOMORROW'S A NEW DAY  (CTC) 2 hrs 1 min
5:45PM  LIFF19: WELCOME BACK MR PRESIDENT  (PG) 1 hr 56 mins
Mon 21 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  LIFF19: DON'T STOP ME NOW  (M) 2 hrs 5 mins
6:20PM  LIFF19: THE VICE OF HOPE  (M) 2 hrs 1 min
8:30PM  LIFF19: I'M NOT A KILLER  (CTC) 2 hrs 10 mins
Tue 22 Oct - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  LIFF19: ASPROMONTGE: LAND OF THE FORGOTTEN  (CTC) 1 hr 47 mins
1:30PM  LIFF19: ORDINARY HAPPINESS  (CTC) 2 hrs 3 mins
6:20PM  LIFF19: THE CHAMPION  (M) 2 hrs 5 mins
8:40PM  LIFF19: BANGLA  (CTC) 1 hr 44 mins
Wed 23 Oct - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  LIFF19: PAVAROTTI  (CTC) 2 hrs 14 mins
7:00PM  LIFF19: PAVAROTTI  (CTC) 2 hrs 14 mins
LAVAZZA ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2019: 2 - 23 October

Mangia bene, ridi spesso, ama molto. As they say in Italy; “eat well, laugh often, love much”!

The 20th edition of the Lavazza Italian Film Festival will showcase 26 of the best new Italian films from the last year as well as classic cinematic gems and opening and closing night receptions.

Palace is also thrilled to be celebrating another important anniversary with Lavazza, the festival’s longstanding naming rights partner, who has been bringing the best Italian coffee to Palace Cinemas nationally for the last 16 years.

Check out details of our renowned opening and closing events below where you'll be treated to the tastes and sounds of Italy in advance of the screenings!

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LIFF19 Opening Night Reception: The Champion (Il campione) 105 mins

3242 LIFF19 Opening Night Reception: The Champion

Join us as Elio Mancini, Deputy Consul from the Consolato d'Italia a Perth introduces the 2019 Lavazza Italian Film Festival and be treated to fabulous tastes of Italy from LA SOSTA, 'the best ... More

Screening: Wed 2 Oct
Luna On SX: Wed 2 Oct
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LIFF19: 100 Steps (Restored) (I cento passi) 114 mins

3213 LIFF19: 100 Steps (Restored)

20 Anni Fa: 3 Gems from the past In a newly restored, resplendent version, Marco Tullio Giordana’s 100 Steps is the multi-award-winning drama that appeared in the inaugural Italian Film ... More

Screening: Thu 3 Oct
Luna On SX: Thu 3 Oct
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LIFF19: I'm Not A Killer (Non sono un assassino) 110 mins

3214 LIFF19: I'm Not A Killer

Australian premiere Italian cinema heavyweight Ricardo Scamarcio (Euphoria, LIFF18) is enigmatic starring alongside Alessio Boni (The Tourist, 2010) and Edoardo Pesce (Dogman, LIFF18) in this ... More

Screening: Thu 3 Oct - Mon 21 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Thu 3 Oct
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LIFF19: An Almost Ordinary Summer (Croce e delizia) 100 mins

3215 LIFF19: An Almost Ordinary Summer

Australian premiere Two very different families spend their holidays in the same house by the seaside: the aristocratic Castelvecchios are open-minded and eccentric, whereas the working-class ... More

Screening: Thu 3 Oct
Luna On SX: Thu 3 Oct
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LIFF19: 10 Days Without Mamma (10 giorni senza la mamma) 94 mins

3216 LIFF19: 10 Days Without Mamma

Australian premiere Italian comedy royalty reunite in Alessandro Genovesi’s hilarious new comedy about a father left in charge of his three children while mum goes away on a 10-day ... More

Screening: Fri 4 Oct - Fri 18 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Fri 4 Oct
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LIFF19: Ordinary Happiness (Momenti di trascurabile felicità) 93 mins

3217 LIFF19: Ordinary Happiness

Australian premiere In this humorous contemplation on life, director Daniele Luchetti (Those Happy Years LIFF14) loosely adapts the short stories of Francesco Piccolo into a curiously charming ... More

Screening: Fri 4 Oct - Tue 22 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Fri 4 Oct
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LIFF19: Bangla (Bangla) 84 mins

3218 LIFF19: Bangla

Australian Premiere A romantic comedy with a huge heart and charm to match, promising director Phaim Bhuiyan’s debut is a fresh and spirited portrait of the complications of young love caught ... More

Screening: Fri 4 Oct - Tue 22 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Fri 4 Oct
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LIFF19: Don't Stop Me Now (Ma cosa ci dice il cervello) 100 mins

3222 LIFF19: Don't Stop Me Now

Australian premiere After the enormous success of Like a Cat on a Highway (LIFF18), actor Paola Cortellesi and her director husband Riccardo Milani team up for the fifth time to deliver this ... More

Screening: Sat 5 Oct - Mon 21 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Sat 5 Oct
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LIFF19: Tomorrow's A New Day (Domani è un altro giorno) 101 mins

3221 LIFF19: Tomorrow's A New Day

Australian premiere Italian greats Marco Giallini and Valerio Mastandrea star in this exceptional remake of the multi award-winning Spanish-Argentinian favourite Truman, imbued with a very ... More

Screening: Sat 5 Oct - Sun 20 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Sat 5 Oct
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LIFF19: The Legend of The Christmas Witch (La Befana vien di notte) 98 mins

3220 LIFF19: The Legend of The Christmas Witch

Paola Cortellesi takes on an Italian folklore character with a feminist twist in this offering from director Michele Soavi (The Goodbye Kiss, 2006) which was a surprise box office smash hit in Italy ... More

Screening: Sat 5 Oct
Luna On SX: Sat 5 Oct
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LIFF19: Michelangelo - Endless (Michelangelo infinito) 95 mins

3219 LIFF19: Michelangelo - Endless

Australian premiere Michelangelo – Endless is the first ever art film made about the Renaissance creative genius Michelangelo Buonarroti. A must for the big screen, this astonishing ... More

Screening: Sat 5 Oct
Luna On SX: Sat 5 Oct
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LIFF19: Welcome Back Mr. President (Bentornato presidente) 96 mins

3223 LIFF19: Welcome Back Mr. President

Australian premiere This sequel to the box-office smash hit of 2013 sees Giuseppe Peppino Garibaldi (a loveable Claudio Bisio) again facing the challenge of living up to his name! Peppino, a ... More

Screening: Sun 6 Oct - Sun 20 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Sun 6 Oct
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LIFF19: The Invisible Witness (Il testimone invisible) 102 mins

3224 LIFF19: The Invisible Witness

Australian premiere When slick and successful businessman Adriano (Riccardo Scamarcio, Loro LIFF18) wakes up next to his dead mistress in a resort hotel room, he becomes the obvious chief suspect. ... More

Screening: Sun 6 Oct - Sat 19 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Sun 6 Oct
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LIFF19: The Champion (Il campione) 105 mins

3212 LIFF19: The Champion

Australian premiere Set in the glossy world of professional, millionaire footballers in Italy, The Champion wonderfully pairs the talents of versatile veteran Stefano Accorsi (The Italian Race ... More

Screening: Sun 6 Oct - Tue 22 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Sun 6 Oct
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LIFF19: Aspromonte: Land of The Forgotten (Aspromonte, la terra degli ultimi) 87 mins

3225 LIFF19: Aspromonte: Land of The Forgotten

Australian premiere At the end of the 1950s in Africo, a small village in the southern valley of Aspromonte, a woman dies in childbirth because a doctor fails to arrive on time. No road connects ... More

Screening: Mon 7 Oct - Tue 22 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Mon 7 Oct
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LIFF19: Let Me Introduce You To Sofia (Ti presento Sofia) 98 mins

3226 LIFF19: Let Me Introduce You To Sofia

Australian premiere Gabriele (Fabio De Luigi) is a divorced dad who owns a music store and is completely focused on taking care of his 10-year-old daughter Sofia who spends time with both parents. ... More

Screening: Mon 7 Oct - Sat 19 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Mon 7 Oct
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LIFF19: The Great Spirit (Il grande spirito) 113 mins

3227 LIFF19: The Great Spirit

Australian premiere Sergio Rubini directs and stars in this offbeat dramedy alongside southern favourite Rocco Papaleo (Basilicata Coast to Coast LIFF2011), as two men whose unexpected run-in ... More

Screening: Mon 7 Oct
Luna On SX: Mon 7 Oct
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LIFF19: If Life Gives You Lemons (Un giorno all’improvviso) 88 mins

3228 LIFF19: If Life Gives You Lemons

Australian premiere A boy torn between his bond with his troubled mother and his desire to break free and be his own person is the subject of this intimately effective drama which premiered at the ... More

Screening: Tue 8 Oct - Thu 17 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Tue 8 Oct
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LIFF19: Dafne (Dafne) 94 mins

3229 LIFF19: Dafne

Australian premiere Selected to screen in the Panorama Section of the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival, Dafne is a poignant and feel-good portrait of a delicate family struck by a ... More

Screening: Wed 9 Oct
Luna On SX: Wed 9 Oct
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LIFF19: My Own Good (Il bene mio) 94 mins

3230 LIFF19: My Own Good

Australian premiere In the shadow of earthquakes which have devastated several parts of Italy, this poignant tale is centered around the last remaining inhabitant of a town destroyed by this natural ... More

Screening: Thu 10 Oct
Luna On SX: Thu 10 Oct
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LIFF19: Twin Flower (Fiore Gemello) 96 mins

3231 LIFF19: Twin Flower

Australian Premiere Along the roads that stretch through the harsh and beautiful Sardinian landscape, we meet two troubled teens. Anna’s father has been murdered and she is being chased by the ... More

Screening: Thu 10 Oct
Luna On SX: Thu 10 Oct
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LIFF19: The Consequences of Love (Le conseguenze dell’amore) 100 mins

3232 LIFF19: The Consequences of Love

20 Anni Fa: 3 Gems from the past In Paolo Sorrentino’s acclaimed, award-winning psychological thriller, we meet Toni Servillo as a lonely and secretive Italian businessman living in a Swiss ... More

Screening: Fri 11 Oct
Luna On SX: Fri 11 Oct
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LIFF19: Promised 97 mins

3233 LIFF19: Promised

World Premiere Featuring a stellar Australian-Italian cast, including Antoniette Iesue, Paul Mercurio and Tina Arena, this is a romantic drama that is certain to hit home. In 1953, five year-old ... More

Screening: Fri 11 Oct - Sun 13 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Fri 11 Oct
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LIFF19: The Conformist (Il conformista) 113 mins

3234 LIFF19: The Conformist

Retrospective: Bernardo Bertolucci Bertolucci’s breakthrough classic reimagines Alberto Moravia’s 1950 neo-realist novel, scrutinising Italy in the grip of institutionalised fascism. ... More

Screening: Fri 11 Oct
Luna On SX: Fri 11 Oct
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LIFF19: Loro: The Director's Cut (Loro) 223 mins

3235 LIFF19: Loro: The Director's Cut

Following last year’s presentation of the international theatrical cut created for the World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, this year audiences have the opportunity to see ... More

Screening: Sat 12 Oct
Luna On SX: Sat 12 Oct
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LIFF19: The Vice Of Hope (Il vizio della speranza) 96 mins

3236 LIFF19: The Vice Of Hope

Australian premiere Following his acclaimed neo-gothic fairytale Indivisible (LIFF17), director Edoardo De Angelis’ powerful and award-winning new drama portrays a woman desperately striving ... More

Screening: Mon 14 Oct - Mon 21 Oct at:
Luna On SX: Mon 14 Oct
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LIFF19: The Last Kiss (L’ultimo bacio) 115 mins

3237 LIFF19: The Last Kiss

20 Anni Fa: 3 Gems from the past As relevant today as upon its release in 2001, Gabriele Muccino’s romantic drama, the audience award-winner at Sundance Film Festival, shows a perspective of ... More

Screening: Tue 15 Oct
Luna On SX: Tue 15 Oct
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LIFF19: The Mayor: Italian Politics 4 Dummies (Il Sindaco: Italian Politics 4 Dummies) 90 mins

3238 LIFF19: The Mayor: Italian Politics 4 Dummies

Australian premiere This exhilarating exposé boldly unveils the inner mechanics of Italian politics with a hidden-camera documentary that has opened the eyes of film-festival goers ... More

Screening: Tue 15 Oct
Luna On SX: Tue 15 Oct
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LIFF19: 1900 (Restored) (Novecento) 347 mins

3239 LIFF19: 1900 (Restored)

Retrospective: Bernardo Bertolucci Featuring a melting pot of American and European stars, Bertolucci's impassioned epic centres on the intense relationship between two friends, Alfredo ... More

Screening: Wed 16 Oct
Luna On SX: Wed 16 Oct
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LIFF19: Amazing Leonardo (Io, Leonardo) 90 mins

3240 LIFF19: Amazing Leonardo

Australian premiere World Premiering as the 2019 LA Italia Film Festival’s opening night selection, this extraordinary biopic marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s ... More

Screening: Sat 19 Oct
Luna On SX: Sat 19 Oct
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LIFF19: Pavarotti 114 mins

3241 LIFF19: Pavarotti

Australian premiere Luciano Pavarotti’s charm, charisma, and impressive ability to hit the high-C earned him a level of renown on par with the biggest pop stars. He brought opera to the masses ... More

Screening: Wed 23 Oct
Luna On SX

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Wednesday, 23 October
1:30PM 

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LIFF19 Closing Night Reception: Pavarotti (Pavarotti) 114 mins

3243 LIFF19 Closing Night Reception: Pavarotti

Enjoy a live performance of one of the great tenor’s classics, Nessun Dorma by Paul O’Neill, courtesy of West Australian Opera, along with a glass of prosecco and tasty Italian ... More

Screening: Wed 23 Oct
Luna On SX

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Wednesday, 23 October
7:00PM 

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