From May 8 to 12, lovers of Italian cinema and culture in Costa Rica have an unmissable date: the Italian Film Festival in San José. This event, which will be held at the emblematic Cine Magaly, offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the richness of contemporary Italian cinema, with a selection of films carefully chosen to suit all tastes.

The opening of the festival, scheduled for May 8 at 6:00 PM, promises to be an unforgettable event with a cocktail reception hosted by the Italian Embassy in Costa Rica. The film that will kick off the festival is “There is still tomorrow”, a work by the talented actress and writer Paola Cortellesi, who also stars in the film. This film, which caused a sensation in Italy, outselling major blockbusters, offers a fresh and touching look at life and its challenges.

Throughout the five-day festival, moviegoers will have the opportunity to enjoy four masterpieces of contemporary Italian cinema. Besides, some screenings will include the participation of the renowned Italian-Costa Rican critic Mario Giacomelli, who will conduct cineforums to further enrich the cinematic experience.

The festival’s program is as follows:

Wednesday, May 8: Opening with “C’è ancora domani”. A cocktail reception will begin at 6:00 PM, followed by the screening at 7:00 PM, which includes a cineforum hosted by Mr. Giacomelli.
Friday, May 10: “Io Capitano” at 3:15 PM. “Comandante” at 6:00 PM, with cineforum by Mr. Giacomelli.
Saturday, May 11: “La Chimera” at 5:40 PM. “C’è ancora domani” at 8:30 PM.
Sunday, May 12: “Comandante” at 4:00 PM. “La Chimera” at 6:40 PM, with cineforum by Mr. Giacomelli.

As the second edition of the Italian Film Festival in Costa Rica, the Embassy of Italy is proud to strengthen the celebration of Italian culture in the country. The invitation is open to all who wish to immerse themselves in this unique cinematic experience.

For more information about the festival and the films to be screened, interested parties can visit the social networks of the Embassy of Italy in Costa Rica, @ItalyInCR, on both Instagram and Facebook.

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