Thursday, September 22, 2011

Aureliano Amadei to Participate in Q&A and Panel Discussion at Screenings of 20 Cigarettes

One of the most compelling and anticipated films to screen at the 2011 Lavazza Italian Film Festival is 20 Cigarettes, a multi-award winning drama from first-time director Aureliano Amadei. It has just been announced that Amadei will be a guest of the Festival in both Melbourne and Sydney.

20 Cigarettes has won a slew of awards from bodies such as the Venice Film Festival, David Di Donatello Awards (Italian Academy Awards) and Italian Golden Globes and has catapulted its young director into the global spotlight.

Amadei, who will be introducing Festival sessions of his film and participating in Q&As, was the only civilian survivor of the November 2003 suicide bombing at the Italian military headquarters in Nasiriyah, Iraq. His experiences prompted him to write a book about the attack and the ensuing media storm, which he has since adapted into a screen version. The film is exceptional, and to have Amadei feature in a Q&A makes this a must-attend event.

Key Dates: 

Wednesday 28th September: 7.00pm introduction to 20 Cigarettes at Palace Westgarth.

Wednesday 28th September: 9.15pm Q&A session following 20 Cigarettes Palace Cinema Como

Thursday 29th September: 7.00pm PANEL DISCUSSION with guest: Aureliano Amadei, Pier Georgio Bellocchio (Sorelle Mai). The discussion addresses Italian Cinema of today and is staged at Palace Norton Street. Present your ticket stub from any 20 Cigarette screening for FREE ENTRY! 

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