Twin Cities Italian film festival focuses on debut films

Feb 22, 2018 695

The annual Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis & St. Paul returns with a four-day, 10-movie cavalcade at the St. Anthony Main Theatre. The lineup, running Thursday through Sunday, showcases the Minnesota debuts of nine films about life, language and culture Italian-style.

It also includes a blast from half a century in the past, a crisp new restoration of Vittorio de Sica’s 1963 social satire “Il Boom,” where the price of success in Italy’s hedonistic postwar economy comes at the cost of surgically removed body parts. (1 p.m. Sunday)

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