The New Mexico Italian Film & Culture Festival continues to grow in its 12th year.
The event will feature three films that screened at Festival de Cannes in 2018.
“The films are our focus, and the film selection committee and our wonderful chair did some great research in getting the films,” says Maria Arancio Berry, president and director of marketing and promotion for the festival. “The films are some of the best that we’ve ever had. Many of these films will be shown for the first time in New Mexico. It’s something different for Italian film aficionados.”
The festival’s opening-night comedy begins at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 when “Benedetta follia/Blessed Madness” screens. It stars renowned director, Carlo Verdone, in the story of Guglielmo, a religious man and faithful husband who gets dumped by his wife of 25 years. In an effort to forget her, he signs up on an internet dating app and embarks on a hilarious learning curve about modern-day dating and relationships.