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In Focus: Italy

This year we showcase excellence in Italian cinema, from rom-coms Roman Style to gritty Neapolitan crime dramas to heartbreaking tales of love and loss.

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Phaim Bhuiyan  |   Italy
Comedy, Romance
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Maternal Hogar

Maura Delpero  |  Italy, Argentina
Coming of Age, Drama, Religion
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The Mayor of Rione Sanità Il Sindaco del Rione Sanità

Mario Martone  |   Italy
Crime, Drama, Literary Adaptation
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Carlo Sironi  |  Italy, Poland
Drama, Social Commentary

The Traitor Il traditore

Marco Bellocchio  |   Italy
Crime, Drama, Political

The Two Popes

Fernando Meirelles  |  United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Argentina
Comedy, Drama, Religion
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Francesca Archibugi  |   Italy
Comedy, Family Affairs

In Focus: Italy Sponsors

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