Festival to open with concert by Nicola Piovani at Cadogan Hall.

The 18th edition of the Italian Film Festival (March 01-06) will feature ten films chosen by Italian film critic Irene Bignardi and Adrian Wootton of Film London.

The event will open with a concert by Academy Award winning composer Nicola Piovani (Life Is Beautiful) and includes screenings of John Turturro’s Passione, Michele Placido’s Angels of Evil (Vallanzasca – Gli Angeli Del Male), Claudo Cupellini’s A Quiet Life (Una Vita Tranquilla) with Toni Servillo and Stefano Incerti’s Gorbaciof, which also features Servillo.

Q&A sessions with the directors and actors will follow selected screenings, all of which take place at the Cine Lumiere, London.

The festival is organised by the Italian Cultural Institute in London and Cinecittà Luce in Rome.