Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2019

Opening on 2nd October, the Lavazza Italian Film Festival returns to Palace Cinemas’ around the country to present the best new films from Italy for film lovers of all ages. Celebrating its 20th year, the festival is the biggest Italian film festival in the world outside Italy, and this year will be presenting a wide selection of films; from the world premiere of the Italian-Australian movie Promised, a romantic drama about arranged marriages, set in Melbourne in 1953 and starring Paul Mercurio and Tina Arena; to the retrospective Bernardo Bertolucci films The Conformist and 1900. There are also dramas, comedies and the art films Amazing Leonardo and Michelangelo-Endless.

The opening night Gala at Cinema Paradiso, Northbridge will feature a Prosecco reception before the screening of the film The Champion, a drama set within the glossy world of professional millionaire footballers in Italy, and will be followed by an after party at Connections nightclub. The film will also be showing at Luna on SX, Fremantle with a Prosecco reception, tastes of Italy and Italian tunes.

Closing night 23rd October at Cinema Paradiso and Luna on SX celebrates the life and music of the world famous tenor Luciano Pavarotti, with a documentary directed by Ron Howard; in addition to the film, Luna on SX with be featuring a live performance of one of the great tenor’s classics, Nessun Dorma by WA Opera member Paul O’Neill.

With such a great selection of films to see, there is something to suit every taste and allow you to enjoy “La dolce vita”.

The Italian Film Festival starts 2nd October and runs until 23rd October.


Perth Theatres- Cinema Paradiso, Northbridge.

                          Luna on SX, Fremantle.            

Tickets: Available online at ,       or at the cinema box office

             Adults – $20

             Concession and Seniors $16.50

             Palace Golden Movie Club $14.50

             Palace Movie Club $15

             Luna Palace Privilege Card $15

About Alison Bowmer

I am 57 and work part time in the hospitality industry. I am married with one daughter and three grandchildren.
Outside of work I enjoy music, reading, or watching a good movie, especially with a platter and glass of wine as accompaniment. I really enjoy outdoor concerts or musical theatre.
I love travel of any kind and have recently taken up Glamping.

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