The Italian Film Festival, starting from December 12 to 16, aims to familiarise the Indian audience with the “Italian landscape” and people, through the films. L’Amico di Famigli, the opening film, tells the story of a an eccentric ageing man and his strained relationships, It will be screened at 8:30 pm in PVR Rivoli on December 12.
At the IIWFF films of women directors from 40 countries will be screened, including Iran, Cuba and Syria. “The festival aims to highlights women directors,” says Shyamali Banerjee, who conceptualised the festival five years ago. Bright Star, the opening film, is directed by Jane Campion, who won an Oscar for the Best Original Screenplay for The Piano in 1994. It will be screened on December 15 at 6 pm in Vigyan Bhawan.
For those interested in human rights issues, this one shouldn’t be missed. Burma VJ, a covertly shot documentary on human rights abuses in Myanmar that will be screened on December 12 at the Tibetan Youth Hostel, Rohini and on December 13 at the Samyeling Refugee Camp in Majnu Ka Tilla.