5 – 13 July 2024


ITALIAN SCREENS, an initiative by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Directorate General for Cinema and Audiovisual of the Italian Ministry of Culture, organized by Cinecittà, lands in Beirut. Italian Screens is a selection of movies chosen among the most representative of the contemporary Italian cinematographic production. It is mainly movies released in 2023, many of which have triumphed at the 69th edition of the David of Donatello Award and received numerous national and international awards in the most prestigious and renowned film festivals around the world: Cannes International Film Festival, Film Festival of Rome, Göteborg Film Festival in Sweden, BCN Film Fest 2024, etc. Among the chosen movies, there are four out of the five finalists at the David of Donatello and a selection of short movies.

The event comes as part of the 7th edition of the annual review, “Fare Cinema”, and is organized by the Italian Embassy in Lebanon and by the Italian Cultural Institute in Beirut from July 5th to July 13th, 2024, at Cinemacity-Beirut Central District.

Along with Italian Screens, a tribute to Marcello Mastroianni will be offered on the 100th anniversary of his birth. The micro-review is representative of the great Italian actor’s versatility. It includes one title, “8 ½,” which sanctions the partnership between Federico Fellini and Marcello Mastroianni, an actor who played the director’s cinematic alter ego, and another, Vittorio De Sica’s “Matrimonio all’italiana”, interpreted alongside Sophia Loren, with whom Mastroianni made 14 films, which marked the Italian artistic landscape.

The other two chosen titles – “Il bell’Antonio” and “Oggi, domani, dopodomani” – are different acting performances by Mastroianni, testifying to his ability to range, like few others, from dramatic to comic roles, having the courage to simultaneously construct and demolish the traditional image of the Latin lover, offering a fragile and ironic, yet equally seductive, male model.

Feature Films

  • C’è ancora domani, directed by Paola Cortellesi
  • La chimera, directed by Alice Rohrwacher
  • Io capitano, directed by Matteo Garrone
  • Il sol dell’avvenire, directed by Nanni Moretti
  • Comandante, directed by Edoardo De Angelis
  • Ultima notte d’amore, directed by Andrea Di Stefano
  • Palazzina LAF, directed by Michele Riondino
  • Non riattaccare, directed by Manfredi Lucibello
  • Romantiche, directed by Pilar Fogliati

Short Films

  • Asterion, directed by Francesco Montagner
  • Foto di gruppo, directed by Tommaso Frangini
  • In quanto a noi, directed by Simone Massi
  • The meatseller, directed by Margherita Giusti
  • We should all be futurists, directed by Angela Norelli

Mastroianni Retrospective

  • 8 ½ , directed by Federico Fellini
  • Matrimonio all’italiana, directed by Vittorio De Sica
  • Oggi, domani e dopodomani, directed by Eduardo de Filippo, Luciano Salce, Marco Ferreri
  • Il bell’Antonio, directed by Mauro Bolognini