The 12th Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival, which runs Oct. 25-28 at the Sottile Theatre, is Charleston’s biggest celebration of Italian culture.
This year it focuses on a particular city in Italy known as a creative center in a country known for its artistic and cultural legacy. Four of the 13 films to be screened at the festival tell stories of Naples.
“Naples is arguably the cultural epicenter of Italy, the place that has spawned great music, theater and painting over the centuries,” says Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival founder and artistic director Giovanna De Luca. “Today it is an unofficial capital of Italian cinema. Several important directors either are from Naples or have set their films there, and this year’s festival will highlight their work.”