The Villerupt Italian Film Festival opens its doors
In the past, many Italian migrants settled in Luxembourg and in Villerupt in Lorraine to work in the mining sector. It was during this period and more precisely in 1976 that a small group of young people passionate about Italian films created the first edition of the Italian Film Festival of Villerupt.
Hosted in the House of Youth and Culture for its premiere, the festival presented about twenty Italian films in original version subtitled in French for five days. But following the Italian crisis in the cinema sector as well as organizational constraints, the festival was stopped in 1983. It was not until 1998 that it became current again.
Today, this festival presents more than 60 quality Italian films, often presented by the authors as well as by the actors. With more than 40,000 viewers of all ages and all nationalities, the festival offers a unique opportunity to discover films that are not usually shown in traditional Luxembourg cinemas.
This year for its 40th edition, the Villerupt Festival will begin on October 27, 2017 and last until November 12. It will honor Marco Tullio Giordana with the projection of 6 films including his last work of 2017, staging key moments in the history of Italy: end of fascism, the 70s, the mafia.
In addition to the festival, you can also have the chance to attend two photographic exhibitions “Angelo R. Turetta” photographer Marco Tullio Giordana and “the Italian cinema that wins”.