Bernardo Bertolucci, Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Roberto Rossellini, Sergio Leone, Giuseppe Tornatore, Roberto Begnini, Vittorio De Sica. The list goes on when it comes to the best Italian filmmakers of all time.
But it doesn't end with the classics. The first Italian Contemporary Film Festival, co-sponsored by Cityzen, features works by a new wave of Italian filmmakers.
The festival begins in Toronto from June 26 to July 1, 2012, at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, the Royal Cinema and AMC Interchange 30 in Vaughan. Tickets are available online at www.icff.ca and in person at the TIFF Bell Lightbox or the Italian Cultural Institute.
From documentaries to comedies, a total of 14 films will be screening during the festival. We're looking forward to To Rome With Love directed by Woody Allen. And guess what? It screens at ICFF before releasing to the general public.
Renowned Italian directors Rocco Mortelliti (La Scomparsa di Patò) and Ivan Cotroneo (Kryptonite!) will also add their own spark to the festival with their contemporary takes on Italian film.
Let us know which films you want to see at ICFF this year, and leave a comment telling us your favourite Italian film of all time.