Italian Film Festival in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Unity of Italy

The Embassy of Italy just celebrated the 150th Anniversary of the Unity of Italy with the launching of an Italian Film Festival from June 30th to July 4th at the Malaysian Tourism Centre (MaTiC) in Kuala Lumpur, and we were invited to the event. The opening night of the Festival took place in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Hall in the MaTiC at 8.30pm on June 30, and if you would like to catch the other Italian movies (with English subtitles), they will be shown at the Mini Auditorium of the MaTiC from July 1 to July 4, and at 8.30pm, every night. Admission is free.

The five-day film festival presents a diverse collection of movies, beginning with Presa di RomaThe Capture of Rome and Arrivano i Bersaglieri – The Bersaglieri are coming, which record the historical events leading to the election of Rome as Italy’s capital. Then there is Ma Che Storia (What a Story) which traces the path of Italy in its 150 years of unity.


In between there are movies on love, passion and drama, all of them somehow related to Italy’s history such as Allonsanfan, starring Marcello Mastroianni as an old and tired revolutionary leader who now wants to live a quiet life in Italy after Napoleon’s defeat. La vera leggenda di Tony Vilar – The True Legend of Tony Vilar is about an aspiring singer who is in search of his idol, singing sensation Tony Vilar, who – like millions of Italians – left his country to look for a better life in the Americas.  Seconda notte di nozze – Second Wedding Night depicts life in post-war Italy.

30 June to 4 July 2011

The Malaysian Tourism Centre (MaTiC)
109 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur



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