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Lucca Film Festival: September 23 – October 1 2023

The 19th edition of Lucca Film Festival boasts a multitude of guests, from Stefania Sandrelli to Kim Rossi Stuart, Mario Martone, and Academy Award winner Gabriele Salvatores.

The Lucca Film Festival 2023 celebrates its 19th edition as one of the flagship events in the Italian cultural landscape. Chaired by Nicola Borrelli and made possible through the support of Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca, the festival annually brings to Tuscany world-renowned personalities from international cinema, from Oliver Stone to David Lynch, and including Alfonso Cuarón, Jeremy Irons, Rupert Everett, Terry Gilliam, and many more. The 2023 edition will once again effectively showcase contemporary independent productions selected by a jury of experts.

The festival features two international competitions for feature films and short films, alongside the Lucca Effetto Cinema‘s ten-year anniversary evening. Not only will the short films be screened in Lucca’s cinemas, but they will also be available online throughout the duration of the festival, thanks to the well-established partnership with Festival Scope.

Additionally, a new competition for short films, the Lucca Film Festival for Future, has been introduced, thanks to the support of the Sofidel Group, which has joined as a festival supporter.

Part and parcel of the upcoming festival, the exhibition ANNI ’80 EFFETTO CINEMA, curated by Alessandro Orsucci, will be held at and in collaboration with Palazzo Pfanner.

A distinguished lineup of guests will grace the festival’s days. Among the attendees of Lucca Film Festival 2023, in anticipation of the international names to be announced, will be actor and director Kim Rossi Stuart, actress Stefania Sandrelli, Academy Award-winning director and screenwriter Gabriele Salvatores, and director and screenwriter Mario Martone.

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