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Salvatore Giuliano

Italian Film Festival 2022

See any two films in our Italian Film Festival selection for £10 – simply log in, book your seats and the discount will be applied at checkout!

Arguably the masterpiece from Francesco Rosi, Italy’s titan of political cinema, Salvatore Giuliano tells the true story of the eponymous Sicilian bandit, delving into Giuliano’s links with the Mafia, police and politicians.

"...a multi-stranded, fast-moving thriller."

Far from a conventional biopic (its subject is only very rarely glimpsed) the film is a multi-stranded, fast-moving thriller, which has exerted a profound influence of generations of filmmakers, most famously on Martin Scorsese, who has frequently described it as one of his all-time favourites.


Scotland’s annual celebration of the best in Italian cinema returns with an exciting, wide-ranging selection from the past twelve months. Featuring work from both established auteurs such as Marco Bellocchio and Wilma Labate as well as emerging directors such as Michela Cescon and Silvia Brunelli, this year’s programme blends a variety of genres, styles and registers and, as ever, spans the length and breadth of the peninsula. Most of the titles are UK or Scottish premieres, including our opening film, Michelangelo Frammartino’s Il BucoThe retrospective screenings include a tribute to the late Italian film icon Monica Vitti and a centenary celebration of the great political filmmaker Francesco Rosi.

The Italian Film Festival is programmed by Dr Pasquale Iannone - who will introduce selected screenings – and is supported by Creative Scotland and the Italian Institute of Culture.