Magazine article Variety

Cinema Italian Style: Paradiso in L.A

Magazine article Variety

Cinema Italian Style: Paradiso in L.A

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Cinema Italian Style will once again celebrate Italian filmmakers and actors in Los Angeles, with Paolo Sorrentino as the centerpiece of two events on the eve of the five-day mini-festival.

On Nov. 11, Sorrentino will appear with his Cannes player "Youth" at the Egyptian. He will also participate in 'The Music of Cinema: A Conversation With Paolo Sorrentino and Michael Caine," chatting with the star of "Youth," his English-language film. It is part of a partnership with the AFI Fest.

The next day, the 11th annual Cinema Italian Style officially kicks off. It's an annual showcase of Italian films running till Nov. 16 at the Egyptian and Aero theaters.

Presented by the American Cinematheque and Luce Cinecittà, Cinema Italian Style has the blessing of the Italian consulate in Los Angeles and a host of other Italian orgs.

Other highlights include "Latin Lover," 'The Wait" and "Don't Be Bad," Italy's foreign-language Oscar entry, directed by Claudio Caligari, who died in May. The five-day tour of Italy features 10 films and multiple shorts.

Along with the screenings, guests can mingle with directors Sorrentino, Francesca Archibugi ("An Italian Name"), Piero Messina ("The Wait") and Maria Sole Tognazzi ("Me, Myself and Her"), as well as filmmakers Alessandro Borghi, Luca Marinelli and Valerio Mastandrea of "Don't Be Bad. …

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