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NICE: New Italian Cinema Events



NICE: New Italian Cinema Events

Annual festival of new Italian cinema

NICE (New Italian Cinema Events) is the much-loved annual festival of newly released Italian films which comes to San Francisco every November. It provides the opportunity not only to see these films before they are widely available (and indeed some will always be difficult to find outside Italy) but also to hear them presented by directors, actors, producers and other involved parties, and even to interact with them by asking questions about the films. This year’s New Italian Cinema delves into issues of economic instability, cultural and familial conflict and metropolitan living. Returning filmmakers like Silvio Soldini, Giorgio Diritti and Paolo Sorrentino share the spotlight with newer directors such as Leonardo di Costanzo and Stefano Mordini. NICE 2013 also features a special three-film spotlight on Neapolitan cinema, paying tribute to one of Italy’s most complex and historically rich cities. The prestigious City of Florence Award will be decided by audience ballot and announced on Closing Night. NICE 2013 offers fourteen films plus a closing night party. Please click here for a full programme. Note: this year, NICE will be held at the Clay Landmark cinema. Please click here for a map of the location. Additional screenings:La Città Ideale (The Ideal City) will play on Saturday, 16 November, at Santa Clara University: reception at 6, film at 7 and Q&A with actor Luigi Maria Burruano at 8:45. Please click here for more information.La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty) will be shown in San Rafael from 29 November to 5 December. Discounted price of $6.50 for IIC members with card in hand for Opening Weekend (29 November - 5 December). Please visit for more information.


Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Entrance : Free