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Check out the Italian Film Festival starting 1 June!

By Say Peng  /  31 May 2018 (Thursday)

Spanning over a week, the Italian Film Festival brings us the finest of Italian contemporary cinema. Here are some films you should not miss.

Like Crazy (La pazza gioia)

Beatrice is a blabbermouth and a so-called billionaire countess who likes to believe she’s in intimacy with world leaders. Donatella is a young quiet tattooed woman, locked in her own mystery. They are both patients of a mental institution and subject to custodial measures. 
Paolo Virzì’s new film tells the story of their unpredictable friendship and their escape from the treatment constraints that will become a hilarious and moving adventure of two technically insane creatures, looking for a bit of fun and love in this open-air nuthouse, the world of the so-called healthy people. The film premiered at Cannes' Director's Fortnight.

Naples in Veils (Napoli velata)

During a party, Adriana crosses the seductive and provocative look of Andrea, a charming and self-confident young man. This immediate attraction leads them to spend a passionate night together. A completely unusual situation for Adriana, who feels this could perhaps be the beginning of the great love that could change her life. 

Italian Race (Veloce come il vento)

A passion for engines has always run through the veins of Giulia De Martino – she comes from a family that has been producing motor sports champions for generations. She’s a pilot too – an exceptional talent who at only seventeen years of age competes in the GT Championship, under the guidance of her father Mario. But one day, everything changes and Giulia is forced to handle the racetrack, and life, on her own. 

Get your tickets to Like Crazy, Naples in Veils, and Italian Race here: https://www.gv.com.sg/GVGroupSynopsis#/group/b1570405-5358-45b7-9fd9-cd2c735f10cb

The festival also spiced things up with a Luca Guadagnino Desire Trilogy, made for those of you who are still having Call Me By Your Name withdrawals. The two other films in the trilogy are I Am Love and A Bigger Splash, both starring Tilda Swinton.

In I Am Love, Tilda Swinton plays a Russian matriarch taking over a family business and unwittingly embroiling herself into a dangerous yet sumptuous game of forbidden love.

In A Bigger Splash,  a famous rock star and a filmmaker, Tilda Swinton and Matthias Schoenaerts play a high profile couple vacationing and recovering on the idyllic sun-drenched and remote Italian island of Pantelleria. They are disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter (Ralph Fiennes and Dakota Johnson), creating a whirlwind of jealousy, passion and danger for everyone involved.

Get your tickets to the Desire Trilogy here: http://theprojector.sg/category/luca-guadagnino-desire-trilogy/
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