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For millennia, family has been an important social construct in Italian society and this year’s Festival celebrates family in all its manifestations in a seven month, 15 venue tour of New Zealand.

The Festival’s curated selection of comedies, dramas, documentaries and cherished classics as chosen by New Zealand’s favourite Italian, Paolo Rotondo, have family at their core, infused with the myriad of forms of how ‘famiglia’ shapes everything in Italian culture.

Studio Italia is the Festival’s new principal sponsor. Italian cinema has always celebrated design, architecture, style and passion, and Studio Italia shares those attributes by representing the finest in Italian furniture design and craftsmanship. Just as cinema can stimulate our minds and lives, the design of beautiful interior pieces can bring us pleasure and elevate our personal spaces.

The Festival began its season in Christchurch in early June and will move through Nelson, Tauranga, Hawke’s Bay, Wairarapa, Arrowtown, Matakana, Cambridge and Taupo before reaching Auckland on 17 September. Wellington follows, with the final screenings in New Plymouth starting on 8 November.

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