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The French festival 'Viva il Cinema!'
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The French festival ‘Viva il Cinema!’

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Three films streamed free of charge by the Italian Cultural Institute in Paris on the occasion of the Italian Contemporary Film Festival.
Viva il cinema - Francia
Viva il cinema – Francia

For the third consecutive year, the Italian Cultural Institute of Paris partners up with ‘Viva il cinema!’, the festival of Italian contemporary film founded in 2004 in Tours and dedicated to the discovery of new talent in Italian film, inviting renowned and upcoming directors to present their films in competition each year.

This year, due to the health emergency, the Festival invites you to discover three films online on 10, 12 and 13 March.

We have chosen to screen three films from our online programme that are very representative of the Italian film we love, which is both a testament to Italy’s turbulent history and an ode to hope and life. – Louis D’Orazio, Artistic Director of the Festival ‘Viva il cinema!’


  • from 10 March at 7pm to 11 March at 7pm
    Mio fratello rincorre i dinosauri (Italy – 2019 ‧ 102′- VO SFr.)
    by Stefano Cipani
    The birth of his little brother fills Jack with joy. When his parents tell him that Gio is “special”, Jack imagines him as a super hero, but in reality Gio has Down syndrome. A delicate and moving story, adaptation of the and autobiographical novel of the same name by Giacomo Mazzariol.
  • from 12 March at 7pm to 13 March at 7pm
    Notarangelo ladro di anime (Italy -2019 -84′- VO SFr.)
    by David Grieco
    Domenico Notarangelo photographed the Matera region for half a century. His portraits include Pasolini during the shooting of The Gospel according to Matthew.
  • from 13 March at 7pm to 14 March at 7pm
    Cosa sarà (Italy – 2020 – 100 – VO SFr.)
    by Francesco Bruni
    Failed director, Bruno Salvati leads a banal and unsatisfying life. An autobiographical film, full of irony and hope, shot in Rome and Livorno, the city of his childhood.

The films can only be viewed in France and booking is required.
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