Italian Film Festival

Returning to Lygon Street - Melbourne's "Little Italy" - for the first time in decades, the St. ALi Italian Film Festival showcases an incredible selection of the latest feature films from Italy alongside a hand-picked retrospective of the films of Roberto Rossellini as well as an homage to the greatest Italian Screen Goddesses. 

IFF: Amore

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Roberto Rossellini Retrospective. An anthology film centered on two separate women both played by Anna Magnani, Rossellini’s L’Amore comprises two ... more

IFF: Buona Sera, Mrs Campbell

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Italian Godesses Retrospective. During World War II, an Italian villager (Italian beauty Gina Lollobrigida in an award-winning role) befriends three ... more

IFF: Cam's War

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

From Official Competition at the Giffoni Film Festival, director Laura Muscardin takes us on perilous adventure, set in the future, ... more

IFF: Everything's Gonna Be Alright

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

A touching personal story from director Francesco Bruni, Everything’s Gonna Be Alright follows a man forced to reevaluate his relationships ... more

IFF: Glass Boy

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

A heart-warming tale of courage and adventure, Glass Boy tells the story of 11-year-old Pino who is trapped in a ... more

IFF: Hidden Away

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Winner of the Berlin International Film Festival Silver Bear, Elio Germano delivers a knockout performance in Hidden Away, an authentic ... more

IFF: If You Care for Me

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

A man with a knack for accidentally setting off catastrophes decides to help his friends but causes more trouble in ... more

IFF: Journey to Italy

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Roberto Rossellini Retrospective. Based on the novel Duo, by Colette, Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders star in a romantic drama ... more

IFF: Like a Cat on a Highway 2

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

The second chapter of the blockbuster comedy Like a Cat on a Highway (IFF18) sees the return of Paola Cortellesi ... more

IFF: Marriage Italian Style

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Italian Godesses Retrospective. Italian screen icon Sophia Loren, one of the most beloved and recognisable figures in the international film ... more

IFF: Padrenostro

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Rome, 1976. Valerio (Mattia Garaci) is ten years old and has a vivid imagination. When he witnesses, together with his ... more

IFF: Paisan

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Roberto Rossellini Retrospective. Roberto Rossellini’s neo-realistic follow-up to his breakout Rome, Open City is the ambitious, enormously moving Paisan, which ... more

IFF: Paolo Conte - Via con me

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

An enthralling documentary following the life and work of Italian singer and composer Paolo Conte, Paolo Conte, Via con me ... more

IFF: Rome, Open City

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Roberto Rossellini Retrospective. Presented in a new digital restoration, Roberto Rossellini’s remarkable drama Rome, Open City, starring Aldo Fabrizi and ... more

IFF: Sirley

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Director Elisa Amoruso’s semi-autobiographical fiction debut chronicles a young girl’s plight as she strives to make sense of her place ... more

IFF: Stromboli

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Roberto Rossellini Retrospective. The first collaboration between Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman is a devastating portrait of a woman’s existential ... more

IFF: Leopard, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Italian Godesses Retrospective. Over the past six decades fabled Italian film star Claudia Cardinale has worked with master directors such ... more

IFF: Predators, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Winner of Best New Director at the 2021 David di Donatello Awards, actor/director Pietro Castellitto delivers an entertaining black comedy ... more

IFF: Ties, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Distinguished by an outstanding cast in top form, the stylish and involving new drama from award-winning writer/director Daniele Luchetti (La ... more

IFF: Three Floors

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Featuring a tremendous ensemble cast, the new drama from acclaimed auteur Nanni Moretti (Mia Madre, The Son's Room) traces the ... more

IFF: Three Perfect Daughters

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

In this comedy hit set in Rome, Marco Giallini (Perfect Strangers IFF16, God Willing), Vincenzo Salemme and Giuseppe Battiston (The ... more

IFF: Tigers

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

An enthralling drama about the considerable cost of excellence in a world where everything, and everyone, has a price tag, ... more

IFF: To Chiara

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

From multi award-winning writer/director Jonas Carpignano (A Ciambra, Meditteranea), To Chiara is a searing, gripping and remarkably poignant drama about ... more

IFF: When Mum Is Away... With the Family

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

An entertaining Christmas-themed sequel to the 2019 Festival hit 10 Days Without Mamma, the misadventures of the Rovelli family are ... more

IFF: You Came Back

Opening Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Festival favourite Stefano Accorsi (The Goddess of Fortune IFF20, The Champion IFF19) stars as a man torn between the past ... more

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