CINEMA ITALIANO FESTIVAL 2021


.The Cinema Italiano Festival 2021 has been re-dated to screen November 24th to December 8th.. Note that due to Covid Restrictions currently in place seating is limited until Level 1 resumes due to Social Distancing requirements. 

It is our great pleasure to present the Sixth Edition of the Studio Italia Cinema Italiano Festival / Studio Italia Italian Film Festival NZ in Christchurch at the Lumiere Cinemas in the Arts Centre Christchurch - Home to International Cinema!
Studio Italia (purveyors of some of the most exquisite Italian furniture in New Zealand) is again our Naming Sponsor for the Italian Film Festival NZ. Italian Cinema has always celebrated design, architecture, style and passion and Studio Italia represents the finest Italian craftsmanship and innovation, ensuring our interiors are forever and supremely elevated.
We have tried to curate a Programme that combines the best in contemporary Italian cinema with masterpieces from Italy's rich cinematic tradition that also provides meaningful insights into society. At the same time we want to acknowledge the strong cultural relationship between Italy and New Zealand and this year the Italian Embassy in New Zealand are providing the support for us to be able to do this better. We invite you to take this opportunity to immerse yourself in the energy and diversity of Italian culture through the evocative images offered by this year's selection of films. Buona visione x

7 Hours to Win Your Heart

94 mins | Rated M

Tuesday November 30
Friday December 03

Bad Tales

95 mins | Rated TBC

Bad Tales

95 mins | Rated TBC

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Wednesday December 01

Golden Men

110 mins | Rated TBC

Golden Men

110 mins | Rated TBC

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Friday November 26
Wednesday December 01
Wednesday December 08

I Am Love

116 mins | Rated M

I Am Love

116 mins | Rated M

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Friday November 26
Saturday December 04

I Hate Summer

104 mins | Rated TBC

I Hate Summer

104 mins | Rated TBC

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Monday November 29
Sunday December 05
Wednesday December 08

If Only (Migari)

104 mins | Rated M

If Only (Migari)

104 mins | Rated M

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Tuesday November 30
Monday December 06

Il Tuttofare

96 mins | Rated TBC

Il Tuttofare

96 mins | Rated TBC

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Thursday November 25
Sunday November 28
Friday December 03

La Ciociara (Two Women)

101 mins | Rated M

Monday November 29
Wednesday December 01
Monday December 06

Marriage Italian Style

96 mins | Rated M

Thursday November 25
Thursday December 02

Martin Eden

128 mins | Rated M

Martin Eden

128 mins | Rated M

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Sunday November 28
Thursday December 02
Wednesday December 08

Michelangelo - Infinito

97 mins | Rated E

Friday November 26
Tuesday December 07

Pavarotti

114 mins | Rated PG-13

Pavarotti

114 mins | Rated PG-13

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Thursday November 25
Sunday December 05

Reality

116 mins | Rated M

Reality

116 mins | Rated M

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Monday November 29
Sunday December 05

The Goddess of Fortune

114 mins | Rated TBC

The Goddess of Fortune

114 mins | Rated TBC

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Wednesday November 24
Monday November 29
Wednesday December 01

The Leopard

186 mins | Rated TBC

The Leopard

186 mins | Rated TBC

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Friday November 26
Saturday November 27
Tuesday November 30
Tuesday December 07
Wednesday December 08

The Man Who Bought the Moon

105 mins | Rated TBC

Sunday November 28
Monday December 06

The Music Of Silence

115 mins | Rated PG

The Music Of Silence

115 mins | Rated PG

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Thursday December 02
Saturday December 04

The Traitor

153 mins | Rated TBC

The Traitor

153 mins | Rated TBC

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Tuesday November 30
Saturday December 04
Wednesday December 08

Vivere

103 mins | Rated TBC

Vivere

103 mins | Rated TBC

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Saturday November 27
Tuesday December 07