Italian Film Festival

The ST. ALi Italian Film Festival returns to Lygon Street (Melbourne's very own "Little Italy") this September with contemporary drama, comedy, documentaries and a retrospective honouring one of Italy’s greatest filmmakers. Join us on an adventurous cinematic escape to la bella Italia! 

IFF22 Breaking Up in Rome

Opening Date: Friday, 16 Sep 2022

What if you could discover your girlfriend's secrets? Tommaso (Edoardo Leo, Perfect Strangers) and Zoe (Marta Nieto, The Ministry of ... more

Sep 16th, 2022

IFF22 On Our Watch

Opening Date: Friday, 16 Sep 2022

An entertaining new comedy from Pierfrancesco ‘Pif’ Diliberto (The Mafia Only Kills in the Summer), ON OUR WATCH takes aim ... more

Sep 16th, 2022

IFF22 Power of Rome

Opening Date: Friday, 16 Sep 2022

In this fascinating documentary, journey through the wonders of the Eternal City, an open-air theatre where the history of the ... more

Sep 16th, 2022

IFF22 The King of Laughter

Opening Date: Friday, 16 Sep 2022

Winner of Best Director and Best Screenplay at the 2022 Nastri d’Argento Awards, this extravagant biopic depicts the life of ... more

Sep 16th, 2022

IFF22 Belli Ciao

Opening Date: Saturday, 17 Sep 2022

Starring and co-written by popular comic duo Pio and Amedeo, hit comedy Belli Ciao from Gennaro Nunziante (Where am I ... more

Sep 15th, 2022

IFF22 Casanova's Return

Opening Date: Saturday, 17 Sep 2022

In this new drama from Gabriele Salvatores, the excellent Toni Servillo stars as Leo Bernadi, a successful and acclaimed Italian ... more

Sep 17th, 2022

IFF22 Nostalgia

Opening Date: Saturday, 17 Sep 2022

The excellent Pierfrancesco Favino (Padrenostro, The Traitor) stars in suspenseful drama NOSTALGIA, a bittersweet exploration of the complexity of homecoming. After ... more

Sep 17th, 2022

IFF22 The Code of Silence

Opening Date: Saturday, 17 Sep 2022

An evocative, dark drama inspired by true stories, THE CODE OF SILENCE is set in the wild Calabrian landscape where ... more

Sep 17th, 2022

IFF22 Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams

Opening Date: Sunday, 18 Sep 2022

Growing up poor in Bonito, Italy, Salvatore Ferragamo began his career as a shoemaker when he was barely a teenager. ... more

Sep 18th, 2022

IFF22 The Inner Cage

Opening Date: Sunday, 18 Sep 2022

Winner of the 2022 David di Donatello Awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor, THE INNER CAGE is an ... more

Sep 18th, 2022

IFF22 The Legend of the Christmas Witch 2

Opening Date: Sunday, 18 Sep 2022

Set in the 18th century, this fantastical prequel to the hugely popular comedy THE LEGEND OF THE CHRISTMAS WITCH follows ... more

Sep 18th, 2022

IFF22 The Perfect Dinner

Opening Date: Sunday, 18 Sep 2022

Suspense and a pinch of romance are the ingredients of THE PERFECT DINNER, a delicious comedy about a Neopolitan mafioso ... more

Sep 18th, 2022

IFF22 Superheroes

Opening Date: Tuesday, 20 Sep 2022

You need superpowers to love someone for an entire lifetime. This tender dramatic comedy from Paolo Genovese (Perfect Strangers) tells the ... more

Sep 20th, 2022

IFF22 Lord of the Ants

Opening Date: Wednesday, 21 Sep 2022

Screening direct from Venice competition, the powerful new drama from Gianni Amelio (Hammamet, Open Doors) recounts the controversial trial of ... more

Sep 21st, 2022

IFF22 A Girl Returned

Opening Date: Thursday, 22 Sep 2022

In the summer of 1975 in central Italy, a 13-year-old girl (newcomer Sofia Fiore), suitcase in one hand and a ... more

Sep 22nd, 2022

IFF22 Swing Ride

Opening Date: Friday, 23 Sep 2022

Withdrawn and overweight fifteen-year-old Benedetta (Gaia Di Pietro) lives in rural Italy with her parents and her two younger sisters. ... more

Sep 23rd, 2022

IFF22 The Great Silence

Opening Date: Friday, 23 Sep 2022

In 1960s Naples, Villa Primic, once a luxurious home, now a creaky mansion straight out of a ghost story. In ... more

Sep 23rd, 2022

IFF22 The Shadow of the Day

Opening Date: Saturday, 24 Sep 2022

Set in the picturesque provincial town Ascoli Piceno in central Italy, THE SHADOW OF THE DAY is a dramatic love ... more

Sep 24th, 2022

IFF22 With or Without You

Opening Date: Tuesday, 27 Sep 2022

Actress Alice (Elena Radonicich) and musician Tommaso (Guido Caprino) have been together for fifteen years - never married, with no ... more

Sep 27th, 2022

IFF22 Blackout Love

Opening Date: Wednesday, 28 Sep 2022

Valeria (Anna Foglietta, Perfect Strangers) has her life completely figured out. She moves from one relationship to the other, without ... more

Sep 28th, 2022

IFF22 Ennio - The Maestro

Opening Date: Thursday, 29 Sep 2022

From Oscar-winning director Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso, Malena), ENNIO – THE MAESTRO celebrates the life and legacy of the legendary ... more

Sep 29th, 2022

IFF22 The Hummingbird

Opening Date: Friday, 30 Sep 2022

Direct from its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, this profoundly moving drama follows the life of Marco ... more

Sep 30th, 2022

IFF22 3-19

Opening Date: Thursday, 6 Oct 2022

In this intriguing drama, the life of Camilla (Kasia Smutniak, Perfect Strangers), an elegant and successful lawyer, is turned upside ... more

Oct 6th, 2022

IFF22 Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Opening Date: Wednesday, 12 Oct 2022

Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar at the 1964 Academy Awards, YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW is a sparklingly ... more

Oct 12th, 2022
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