June 22

The 8th edition of the ICFF – the Italian Contemporary Film Festival@Toronto-Thurs.,June 13th-Fri.,June 21st,2019

Photography By A.J.Lam & Art Tsai
ICFF Opening Press Conference: Luca Barbareschi, Virginia Raffaele, @The Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 496 Huron St, Toronto.
The Italian Contemporary Film Festival started with an Opening Press Conference in the presence of internationally acclaimed actor and director, Luca Barbareschi, and the ICFF executives.

Dolceroma: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St West, Toronto.
Andrea Serrano (Lorenzo Richelmy) is a young aspiring writer who, to make ends meet, is forced to wash corpses in a mortuary, while struggling to finish his first novel, a story about the Camorra. Having become discouraged by his struggling career, he is waiting for the chance of a lifetime. And finally, it arrives: a major film producer, Oscar Martello (Luca Barbareschi), decides to adapt his book titled Non finisce qui(“This is not over”) and make it into a movie. Martello is a man without scruples and finds a good-for-nothing director and a star, the beautiful Jacaranda Ponti (Valentina Bellè), the woman of Andrea’s dreams. Due to the blunders of the director, everything is on the verge of a total failure. Will Andrea and Jacaranda be able to regain their human and professional dignity? Fabio Resinaro gets his inspiration from Pino Corrias’s novel Dormiremo da vecchi (“We Will Sleep When We Are Old”) and makes a film that is a mix of genres, from comedy to noir, from satire to thriller, passing through the action film and the“camorra movie”.

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ICFF Opening Party at Ricarda’s, 134 Peter St, Toronto
It was a posh cocktail party to start off the  annual film festival, complete with live music, open bar and food stations with delicious Italian fair.  Some of the event highlights were: Live Entertainment, DJ, Open Bar, Gourmet Italian Cuisine.



Inaugurated as a grassroots non-profit film festival in 2012, the Italian Contemporary Film Festival has grown to become one of the largest Italian film festivals outside of Italy. Each year, the ICFF is proud to present an inspiring lineup – the best from newly released Italian and international cinema.

The ICFF is presented in a variety of Canadian cities including: Toronto, Vaughan, Vancouver, Hamilton, Montreal and Quebec City.
Every year the festival presents an international collection of feature films, documentaries, and shorts, including premieres, advance screenings, and independent films. Screenings are supplemented by guest appearances by filmmakers, actors, authors, academics and other expert speakers and complemented by Q&A sessions.


For more info on ICFF 2019 visit: http://icff.ca
We would like to thank Giorgio Mitolo, Media Relations Manager at ICFF for this invitation.