Cleveland Italian Film Festival – August 25 – September 1, 2022

Cleveland Italian Film Festival – August 25 – September 1, 2022

If you are in Cleveland this summer, you do not want to miss the Cleveland Italian Film Festival. Start planning in advance and reserve your tickets!

AUGUST 25 – SEPT 1 – SEPT 8, 2022
Cedar Lee Theater & Atlas Cinemas Eastgate
Award winning films from Italy with English subtitles
The Cleveland Italian Film Festival
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All Films Thursdays at 7:30 pm – $12.00. All Tickets Sold in Advance. Each year tickets sell out early. Many of you are familiar with our Wait Lists. So order early! TICKETS on sale now:
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**********Special Film Gala Event”Pranzo Italiano”Award starred Chef Luca Sema, Sunday, AUG 21, 2022- 1:00 pm $115 pp includes: All wines with each course, gratuity & tax. Reservations have begun – 216. 456. 8117

**********Here are the great Italian Award Winning Filmscoming this year!
Thursday, AUG. 25, 7:30 pm, Cedar Lee Theater

Be prepared to find yourself crying from laughing so hard at what many say is the funniest film Benigni has ever made and a great comedy on the order of Chaplin, Katon and Sellers.The highest-grossing film in Italy it was surpassed only by his film Life is Beautiful. In this film Benigni plays Loris, who makes a meager living transporting mannequins, and spending his waking hours avoiding creditors and eviction. He’s blissfully unaware that he is the man the police have mistakenly fixed on as “the monster” and though a series of accidents police become convinced he’s a crazed serial killer. Setting his sights on a beautiful woman makes him appear like the wanted criminal on the loose whose capture has frustrated the police. “Il Mostro” is hysterically funny and a rare opportunity to see one of the funniest of Benigni’s work. Winner: Golden Globes Italy Best Actor, Roberto Benigni Director: Roberto Benigni. Starring: Roberto BenigniMichel BlancNicoletta BraschiDominique LavanantJean-Claude BrialyFranco MescoliniIvano MarescottiLaurentSpielvogelMassimo GirottiVittorio Amandola
“BENEDETTA FOLLIA “COMEDY/ROMANCE Thursday, SEPT 1, 7:30 pm, Atlas Cinemas Eastgate

 This wonderful award winning Comedy stars Carlo Verdone, one of Italy’s most beloved comedic actors who plays a man of impeccable integrity and certain stature he has to maintain who owns a religious store that has business dealings with the Vatican. Concerned about his reputation and what others think of him, one day he finds his orderly life and marriage upended by an unusual unexpected circumstance and finds himself single. Enter sunny, brazen, Luna who enters his life, changes his whole world showing him how to live life to the fullest. A truly delightful film showing how we can change and adapt according to life’s circumstances ending up in a better place. 
Golden Globes Italy – Nominated Best Comedy; Italy’s Golden Ciak Awards – Nominated Best Screenplay. Italian National Syndicate Film Journalists – Best Comedy, Best Actress
Director Carlo Verdone. Starring Carlo Verdone, Ilenia Pastorelli, Maria Pia Calzone, Lucrezia Lante Della Rovere, Paola Minaccioni, Massimo Cimaglia, Aurora Cimino, Elisa Di Eusanio. 

“ORDINARY HAPPINESS “COMEDY/FANTASY Thursday, SEPT. 8, 7:30 pm, Atlas Cinemas Eastgate  

Sprinkled with comedy, this delightful film shows how moments of ordinary happiness give meaning to our lives. After a Vespa accident, Paolo is allowed to return to Earth for just 92 minutes more, thanks to a calculation error made in a “Paradise Office.” He tries to spend these unexpected moments with his family he overlooked all the while finding new meaning in life, the preciousness of time and the importance of love and family. What can he do with it to fix his life and let his family know what they mean to him?
Golden Ciak Awards Nominee Best Supporting Actor, Italian Nantional Syndicate of Film Journalists Nominee Best Actress 
DIRECTOR: Daniele Luchetti. Starring: Pif, Thony, Renato Carpentieri, Franz Cantalupo, Vincenzo Ferrera, Roberta Caronia, Angelica Alleruzzo, Francesco Giammanco, Salvatore La Mantia