Italian Cinema: From Venice to Manila Festival Schedule

Venice, Italy still remains on my bucket list. I would love to see its historic buildings and gorgeous canals; explore romantic places and taste some Italian food. While waiting for that time, I will watch Italian Cinema showing in Manila.

Italian Cinema from Venice to Manila


Last year, in the framework of the 70th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Italy and the Philippines, a selection of films from the oldest and most important film festival in the world, the Venice International Film Festival, was brought to Manila: a ‘premiere’ in the Philippines as well as in the whole ASEAN region.

From Venice to Manila: Italian Cinema Opens in November

Following the success of the first edition, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines and the Philippine Italian Association, together with the Film Development Council of the Philippines under the auspices of the Embassy of Italy in Manila, are proud to present the second edition of “Italian Cinema from Venice to Manila", a selection of movies from the Venice International Film Festival”.


The second edition of this signature Italian film festival is set to grow in size and to expand its audience reach! The 9 movies that will be screened for Metro Manila film aficionados, this year, participated in the 74th Venice International Film Festival and were chosen for their outstanding qualities:


  • Ammore e malavita (musical, 2017)
  • Una famiglia (drama, 2017)
  • Hannah (drama, 2017)
  • The Leisure Seeker (adventure, comedy, 2017)
  • Il colore nascosto delle cose (romance, 2017)
  • Brutti e cattivi (comedy, 2017)
  • Gatta Cenerentola (animation, 2017)
  • Il deserto rosso (classic, drama, 1964)
  • Novecento (classic, drama, 1976)


Apart from the movies, three Italian film experts will hold a series of masterclasses at the Film Institute of UP Diliman, at the School of Design and Arts of Saint Benilde (Digital Filmmaking program) and at the Cinematheque central of the Film Development Council of the Philippines.

Lastly, within the framework of this event, a Production Tour is being organized with the objective of strengthening the Philippine-Italian film industry ties. With the support of the European-Philippine Business Network, an Italian independent producer will visit six local production houses with the intent of exploring possible co-operations.



Make sure to check on the schedule Venice to Manila from November 14-18 so you won't miss the nine Italian films showing in Manila.

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