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About

CINEMAITALIA is a creative new Italian Film Festival in the city of Cascais, Portugal, where you can enjoy NEW ITALIAN CINEMA , as well as iconic, classic Italian film favorites, all FREE of Charge*, in one lovely location, Casas das Historórias, Paula Rego Museum Auditorium. 

Each evening, from 1st June - 9th June, 2024 we will present different films, FREE of CHARGE* 

(*no reservations, subject to availability)

  • Discover our special selection of "NEW ITALIAN CINEMA" produced in 2024, 2023, 2022.

  • Re-discover our selection of "RETROSPECTIVE" classic Italian films by renowned directors such as Wertmüller, Zeffirelli, and Comencini, among others. 

 

CinemaItalia is designed from the heart by Cascais resident and Italian film director and producer, Giulia Brazzale of the production company Esperimentocinema Srl. Enjoy light hearted films, whether comedy, romance or thriller both contemporary and classic, all brought to you with a unique female presence both behind the camera and in front of the camera. Including films by the first woman ever to be

nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director - Italian director Lina Wertmüller, to emerging female Italian directors making their mark today.

None of this would be possible without our supporting Institutions: Câmara Municipal de Cascais, Fundação D. Luís I, and Instituto Italiano di Cultura di Lisbona and the generous support from our Sponsors: Fidelidade Seguros, Azimut Investments, Grande Real Villa Itália Hotel & Spa.

 

Also a very special thank you for the invaluable collaboration of Nico Rossini and Erica Bernardini, respectively Director and Curator of the Italian Film Festival in Brazil, presenting in 75 cities and celebrating its 19th year.

We invite film producer Erica Bernardini to be the Godmother of our Festival.

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Mission

Our mission is to spread the uniqueness of Italian film culture beyond contemporary Italian cinema, which is now more Internationally appreciated than ever. 

"New Italian Cinema" and "Retrospective"

We are proud to present:

 

NEW ITALIAN CINEMA, new Italian films produced between 2024, 2023 and 2022.

 

RETROSPECTIVE, a selection of classic Italian films from renowned directors such as Wertmüller, Zeffirelli, and Comencini, among others.

 

Subtitles:  in both Portuguese and English, to guarantee all can fully enjoy the event.

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