12th Feb2018

Manetti Brothers ‘Ammore E Malavita’ to screen at Cinema Made in Italy 2018

by Phil Wheat

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The eighth edition of Cinema Made in Italy will launch at the Ciné Lumière in South Kensington on Wednesday 7th March – and the big highlight, at least for me personally, is the UK debut of the Manetti Brothers (pictured above) latest film Ammore E Malavita, aka Love and Bullets.

For those unfamiliar with the Manetti Brothers – Antonio and Marco – the duo were the directors behind the amazing sci-fi horror The Arrival of Wang and produced Daniele Misischia’s fantastic zombie film The End?, which screened at Frightfest last year and I named as one of my Top 10 films of 2017.

Set against the backdrop of (organised) crime in the beguiling Bay of Naples, Love and Bullets has all the elements of a dramatic love story, accompanied by car chases, shoot-outs and spontaneous dance numbers. Defined by some as a ‘Mafia musical’, the latest film by the Manetti Brothers shakes up cinematic genres, serving a heady cocktail laced with an ingenious soundtrack, which effortlessly skips to the beat of Neapolitan songs, eighties classics, and rap tunes…

Which sounds like cinematic heaven to me! Check out some images from the film, along with the trailer, below – along with details of the rest of the Cinema Made in Italy 2018 programme:

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Wednesday 7th March

6.30 pm Rainbow - w/Intro and Q&A with Paolo Taviani (director)

Thursday 8th March

6.15 pm Stories of Love that cannot belong to this World - w/Intro and Q&A with Francesca Comencini (director)

Friday 9th March

6.30 pm Hannah - w/Intro and Q&A with Andrea Pallaoro (director)
8.40 pm Love and Bullets - w/Intro and Q&A with Antonio and Marco Manetti (directors)

Saturday 10th March

6.30 pm The Intruder
8.40 pm Fortunata – w/Intro and Q&A with Jasmine Trinca (actress)

Sunday 11th March

2.00 pm A Special Day
4.00 pm Cinderella the Cat - w/Intro and Q&A with Alessandro Rak (director)
6.30 pm Una Famiglia - w/Intro and Q&A with Sebastiano Riso (director)

Cinema Made in Italy is organised by Istituto Luce-Cinecittà’s promotional department in Rome (Filmitalia), with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute in London, the official agency for the promotion of Italian language and culture in England and Wales. For further details on their activities, please visit: www.filmitalia.org / www.icilondon.esteri.it

The Cinema Made in Italy festival takes place at Ciné Lumière, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT, Tel: +44 (0)20 7871 3515. Tickets are £12/£10 (conc.); £9/£7 (conc.) for films in the ‘Sunday Classics’ section; £5 for viewers aged 25 and under, if registered for the ’25 and Under £5 Scheme’ on the French Institute website: https://www.institut-francais.org.uk/italianfestival

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