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Scotland’s annual showcase of Italian cinema returns with a diverse selection of some of the best films of the past 12 months.

As ever, the Italian Film Festival celebrates the work of both established auteurs as well as emerging directors, and this year’s programme takes audiences from Rome to Calabria, Trieste to Sicily, Sardinia to Naples. We have family dramas, atmospheric noirs, dazzling comic book adventures, neo-westerns, historical biopics, offbeat fables and much more.

Most of the titles are either UK or Scottish premieres, including the opening film, Michelangelo Frammartino’s Il Buco.

The retrospective screenings include a tribute to the late Italian film icon Monica Vitti and a centenary celebration of the great political filmmaker Francesco Rosi.


The Italian Film Festival 2022 is programmed by Dr Pasquale Iannone - who will introduce selected screenings – and is supported by Creative Scotland and the Italian Institute of Culture.


GFT is screening the below titles as part of IFF 2022:

Il Buco - Friday 20 May

The Peacock's Paradise (Il paradiso del pavone) - Saturday 21 May

Blue Eyes (Occhi blu) - Saturday 21 May

Jealousy, Italian Style (Dramma della gelosia) - Sunday 22 May

The Miracle Child (La santa piccola) - Sunday 22 May

Marx Can Wait (Marx puo aspettare) - Monday 23 May - With an introduction by IFF Programmer Pasquale Iannone

The Girl Has Flown (La ragazza ha volato) - Tuesday 24 May

A Chiara - Wednesday 25 May

The Giants (I giganti)- Thursday 26 May

The King of Laughter (Qui rido io) - Friday 27 May - With an introduction by IFF Programmer Pasquale Iannone

Salvatore Giuliano - Saturday 28 May - With an introduction by IFF Programmer Pasquale Iannone

Diabolik - Saturday 28 May - With an introduction by IFF Programmer Pasquale Iannone


Films in this Season

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28 May

Salvatore Giuliano + Introduction (N/C 12+)

A masterpiece from Francesco Rosi, Italy’s titan of political cinema

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28 May

Diabolik + introduction (N/C 15+)

An irresistibly stylish 21st century version of the wildly popular Diabolik comics.

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10-16 June

Il Buco (U)

Michelangelo Frammartino’s third film focuses on a group of young speleologists who explore a vast cave in the southern region of Calabria.

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