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2018 Opening Night Gala – Lavazza Italian Film Festival

When:

Thu 27 Sep 2018, 6:15pm–11:30pm

Where: Cinema Paradiso, 164 James Street, Northbridge, Western Australia

Restrictions: 18+

Ticket Information:

  • Palace Movie Club: $60.00
  • General Admission: $65.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Directed by Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty,The Young Pope) and starring Toni Servillo (The Great Beauty) as the controversial Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi—the most anticipated Italian film of the year, LORO, will open the 19th Lavazza Italian Film Festival in Perth. Split into two parts for its Italian release, the Festival is proud to present the project in single epic form, within days of its premiere screenings at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Tickets for the Opening Night events are now on sale, and are expected to sell out!

Opening Night Gala - Loro

Opening Night of the 2018 Lavazza Italian Film Festival kicks off at Cinema Paradiso at 6:15pm with a glass of Calneggia Asolo Prosecco D.O.C.G, a Connoisseur Gourmet Ice Cream, a festival gift bag and the popular Lavazza coffee popcorn followed by the premiere of Paolo Sorrentino’s scandalous Loro. After the film, follow Little Miss Squeezebox down the road to Connections Nightclub for a taste of Italy, thanks to The Cooking Professor and live entertainment by DJ Harvey Rae!

6:15pm - Arrivals
6:45pm - Screening of LORO
9pm - Afterparty at Connections Nightclub

To purchase tickets, go to Italian Film Festival website or Palace Cinemas website.

Synopsis:
Seduction, glamour, corruption, drugs and raucous poolside parties: the life and times of scandal-plagued Silvio Berlusconi have long-demanded a screen depiction, and who else to deliver it than Paolo Sorrentino, the Academy Award-winning director of The Great Beauty and The Young Pope, who returns to cinema in spectacular fashion with this dazzling, topical and no-holds-barred look at life in Italy under the glistening eye of modern Europe’s most infamous politician.

With Loro, Sorrentino gradually unpeels the complex personality and motivations of the billionaire former Prime Minister—played with unmistakable panache by Toni Servillo—during a tumultuous period in his career, as his marriage to second wife Veronica Lario (Elena Sofia Ricci) fractures; all the while skillfully threading together stories of a wide variety of characters from multiple levels of society and their attempts to either ingratiate or distance themselves from him.

Split into two parts for its Italian release, the Festival is proud to present the project in single epic form, within days of its premiere screenings at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Viewers sensitive to depictions of unfettered wealth, debauchery and sex: consider yourselves forewarned. Everyone else: strap in for a wild, unforgettable ride.

With over 30 of the latest and greatest from Italy’s best filmmakers, there is no shortage of Italian passion, drama, romance and style for film lovers to enjoy!

For more information visit official website.

Tickets are on sale now.