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Italian Film Festival - Sicily

For the sixth consecutive year, and to the delight of all, classic Italian films related to Sicily will be screened throughout the entire festival. The films will be shown at the Leonardo da Vinci Center, the Casa d’Italia and the McCord Museum. They will be screened in Italian with subtitles in English or in French. It is an attraction that will appeal to all movie, art, and history lovers! 

 Access to all movie screenings are FREE. General admission. For more information, please call 514-279-6357.

Locations | Screenings
From Friday, August 4th, to Friday, August 11th, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci Center | 8370 boul. Lacordaire
Piccolo Theatre at 7:00PM

August 10th  x no screening
August 11th   La Terra Trema (english subtitles)             

Some movies will be introduced by Salvatore Pucella, a cinema lover with interesting knowledge that will enhance your experience!

Casa D'Italia | 505 rue Jean-Talon Est
Multimedia Theatre at 7:00 PM

August 10th    Golden door (english subtitles)      
August 11th    x no screening 

McCord Museum 690 Sherbrooke Street West 
Théâtre J. Armand Bombardier at 7:00PM

August 10th   La Terra Trema (english subtitles)


Un cammino per la vita

 Duration: 52 minutes
 Audience: For all
 Director:  Campo Brothers
 Awards :
Platinum Remi Award at the Houston International Film Festival 2017

 Special fact : 
 The screening on August 7th will be introduced by a short video of Dominique Corti and one of the directors, Filippo or Roberto Campo! The other one on August 9th will be presented by  MARINA ORSINI!


 Discover the story of a passionate woman pursuing the goal of her family which did and does everything in its power to provide health care to the poorest people especially in Uganda in the hospital that they founded. Let yourslef be carried away by this inspiring and fascinating journey. 



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La Terra Trema  

 Duration: 2 h 40 minutes
 Audience: For all
 Director: Luchino Visconti 
 Awards: Golden lion at Venice International Film Festival 1948

 Description :

Discover the story of a family living in a small fishing village in Sicily and of one of its member which decides to be the master of his destiny and to convince his family to start their own business in the industry instead of working for abusive wholesalers. Follow them through their adventures which will change their lives forever.




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The Leopard

 Duration: 3 h 06 minutes
 Audience: For all
 Director: Luchino Visconti 
 Awards: Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival, 1963

 Description : 

Through great social upheavel in the 1860s, the Prince of Salina, a man of principles. strives to go through these difficult times while preserving his class and his family well-being. 




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Nuovo Cinema Paradiso 

 Duration: 2 h 35 minutes
 Audience: Rated R
 Director: Guiseppe Tornatore 
 Awards: Grand Prix du Jury at Cannes Film Festival 1989

 Description : 

 Discover the tumultuous relationship between a young boy and a projectionnist which generates in him a great passion for filmmaking. Look at this young man grow and experience a beautiful love story as his mentor tries to push him out of his small village in order for him to develop and use his talents as a filmmaker. 





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 Duration: 1 h 33 minutes
 Audience: For all
 Director: Federico Maio  
 Awards: Soon enough

 Description :

 A death, a robbery and a woman turning heads everywhere she goes. Immerse yourself in the South of Italy in a sicilian village  where a beautiful love story is beginning while  another man is trying to gain the love of this stunning lady.

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Duration: 1 h 30 minutes
Audience: Rated PG-13
Director: Emanuele Crialese
Awards: Cannes Film Festival 2002

Description :

 Discover the story of a mother of three children with great mood swings troubling all her village which think she is mentally deranged while her husband does everything he can to calm the situation. Follow this free and intense woman through her adventures and fake disappearance supported by her understanding son.


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Duration : 2 h 43 minutes
Audience: Classé PG-13
Director: Guiseppe Tornatore 
Awards: Nominated in ''Best Foreign Language Film'  category to Golden Globe 

Description :

Experience the story of 3 generations of sicilian in Bagheria (Baaria) from the 1930s to 1980s. Through injustice, war, social upheaval and criminals, this grandfather, father, and son persevere each in their own time.



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Golden Door

Duration: 1 h 58 minutes
Audience: Rated PG-13
Director: Emanuele Crialese 
Awards: 6 awards at Venice Film Festival 2007

Description :

Live the journey of a sicilian farmer deciding to emigrate towards the United States with his family seeking a better life towards the beginning of the 20th century. Witness his encounter with a beautiful mysterious woman on the boat taking them towards the New World!


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8370, boul. Lacordaire, Saint-Léonard (Québec) H1R 3Y6 Tél.: 514 279-6357 Fax : 514 955-8527