Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Friday 14th-Friday 28th June 2019
For millennia, family has been the most important social construct in Italian society. Even across such diverse regional differences, or up through the stratified social orders, family has been central to Italian culture. This year, the selection is profoundly infused with the myriad manifestations of how family shapes everything in Italy. Without exception, every film in the Festival this year has in some aspect, family at the centre of it. It is perhaps my own perspective, or age and stage, that has allowed me to harvest this theme from so many films. I believe that the attitudes and values around family remain one of the great cultural assets of Italian society.
The curation this year, is a wonderful exploration of 'familiglia' in so many different ways.