The Centro Culturale Italo-Sud Africano (CCIS) and Dante Alighieri Society, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Johannesburg, are proud to present the Johannesburg Italian Film Festival. JIFF, as it is affectionately known, takes place annually in November, with satellite editions throughout the year. Since its inception, the festival has become a popular platform for audiences in Johannesburg to celebrate the joy and magic of Italy’s big screen.
The 4th annual Johannesburg Italian Film Festival takes place from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 November at Cinema Nouveau Rosebank.
The 2018 festival celebrates the films of Paolo Genovese, one of Italy’s most successful contemporary directors.
Entrance is free on a first-come first-served basis. All films are in Italian with English subtitles.
Please see schedule below:
Friday 16 November, 14:30
Tutta Colpa di Freud (Blame Freud)
Francesco Taramelli is a psychoanalyst dealing with three patients going through various hurdles in their love lives. Unfortunately, they are his three beloved daughters.
Friday 16 November, 17:30
Sei Mai Stata Sulla Luna (Have You Ever Been to the Moon?)
Guia is 30 years old, she works in a prestigious international fashion magazine, drives a convertible, travels by private jet and lives between Milan and Paris. She has everything. Except love.
Saturday 17 November, 17:30
Perfetti Sconosciuti (Perfect Strangers)
During a dinner party, seven friends decide to play a dangerous game. They place their cellphones on the table and agree to make all texts and calls public in an attempt to prove that they have nothing to hide.
Sunday 18 November, 14:30
Immaturi (The Immature)
A group of young guys meet again 20 years after high school, when they find out they have to retake their final exams. During the summer, they have the chance to relive the passions of their past.