The Lavazza Italian Film Festival is on during October in Sydney (9 October to 3 November) and will have you falling in love with Rome all over again.
Thanks to our amici at the Italian Film Festival and The Concrete Playground there are ten double passes to give away (valid for two complimentary tickets to one festival session of choice). To be in the running, subscribe to the Concrete Playground newsletter ( http://tinyurl.com/lr6ofwr if you haven’t already), then email email@example.com with your name and address.
Our pics – Opening night film The Great Beauty gets the Rome theme underway with its knowing nod to the works of Fellini and Rossellini. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes.
Coming full circle is the closing night presentation of the magnificent 1972 film Fellini’s Roma. A frenzied love letter to Rome that begins with an autobiographical retelling of the iconic director’s own arrival in Rome during the years of Mussolini, that then winds its way through unconnected vignettes set both past and present through the city that dazzle with the affective brilliance of Rome in its many guises.