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Lucca Film Festival 2023, an unmissable celebration of auteur films

The Lucca Film Festival is back, one of the most awaited events dedicated to cinema in Italy. From Saturday 23 September to Sunday 1 October, the historic center of Lucca will host screenings, conferences, performances and exhibitions to celebrate and disseminate film culture.


Celebration of auteur films


The festival organization has not yet revealed the full programme. However, important clues about the structure of the event emerge from the official website of the Lucca Film Festival: it will in fact be dedicated to the celebration of auteur films that will celebrate their anniversary in 2023
According to the previews, in the schedule there are some great Italian classics: "I vitelloni" by Federico Fellini, who is 70 years old; "8 and a half" again by Fellini, who celebrates 60 years, like "Il Gattopardo" by Luchino Visconti. 
The famous titles of Italian cinema are accompanied by some great films of international cinema: "Dr. Strangelove" by Stanley Kubrick, which turns 60; "The Exorcist" by William Friedkin and "Effetto Notte" by François Truffaut, released for the first time in cinemas fifty years ago. 
International guests will also participate in the film festival.


 Lucca Cinema Effect


On Saturday 30 September cinema will be celebrated in the historic center of the city with micro-performances organized by amateur acting and dance associations from all over Italy: it is Lucca Effetto Cinema, one of the most awaited events of the Lucca Film Festival. 
The performances will be framed by public establishments, shops and hotels, invited for the occasion to set up the activity according to the scenography of the performance. All performances last from 5 to 10 minutes and will start 30 minutes apart. The event will be divided into thematic areas that embrace some film genres: from western to horror, up to animated films. 

Experience the magic of auteur cinema with the Lucca Film Festival, scheduled from 23 September to 1 October. Don't miss one of the most anticipated events dedicated to cinema of the year: book now your stay at the Hotel Ilaria, in the historic center of Lucca. 

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