Since 2001, the first summer breezes of June have brought a fresh crop of new Italian films and filmmakers to Lincoln Center. Open Roads has become the leading North American showcase for contemporary Italian cinema, as well as one of our most popular programs. Established filmmakers premiere new works alongside discoveries from fresh and emerging talent, with in-person appearances at almost every screening. So join us once again in welcoming back an old friend: Italian cinema!
Opening night! Actor Luca Marinelli in person for Q&A at June 6 screening!
One of the most personal voices in new Italian cinema, Virzi delivers a small and intimate romantic comedy about Antonia and Guido, a strangely-matched couple madly in love.
Director Susanna Nicchiarelli in person for Q&A at June 8 screening!
A woman is given the chance to uncover the truth about her father’s violent death 30 years ago when she discovers a disconnected phone that mysteriously lets her place calls to the past.
A compelling drama in which four interrelated characters struggle with the moral impasses and compromises of modern life. With Isabelle Huppert and Toni Servillo.
Director Pappi Corsicato and writer Daniele Orlando in person for Q&A at both screenings!
In this outrageous satire of celebrity culture, the exuberant host of a popular TV show about plastic surgery is fired because the public is tired of her face, kicking off a series of surprising plot twists.
This adaptation of Albert Camus’ unfinished last novel is part childhood memoir set in 1920s Algeria, part epic narrative of a country on the eve of revolution in the 1950s.
Director Guido Torlonia and co-writer Laura Delli Colli (Handmade Cinema) and director Giovanna Taviani (The Rescue) in person for Q&As at both screenings!
Narrated by Chiara Mastroianni, this loving tribute to the craftsmen and artisans whose invisible hands help create the magic of cinema is brimming with archival footage and behind-the-camera scenes. Screening with: The Rescue / Il Riscato (Giovanna Taviana, 22m).
Director Maria Sole Tognazzi in person for Q&A on June 8!
Single, middle-aged, and constantly on the road, an inspector of luxury hotels is thrown into an existential crisis when she loses the emotional support of her best friend and ex-lover.
Director Daniele Cipri in person for Q&A at June 7 screening!
Full of acid humor and populated with grotesque characters, Cipri’s absurd and unforgiving satire of Sicilian family life has tragedy, revenge, and a Mercedes Benz blessed with holy water.
Director Elisa Fuksas in person for Q&A on June 8!
Over a hot summer in a near-empty suburb of Rome, a young woman contemplates life amidst the district's architectural gems, gorgeously shot by architect-turned-filmmaker Fuksas.
Editor Francesca Calvelli in person for intro on June 7!
Giordana’s Machiavellian drama dissects the Piazza Fontana bombing, highlighting the manipulations and tragic consequences of the event and subsequent investigations.
Salvatore Mereu in person for Q&A at June 9 screening!
A 12-year-old girl sets out to stop her brother from killing the neighbor she loves and dreams of escaping her home in the dangerous and decrepit slums of the Sardinian capital, Cagliari.
For 16 years, Open Roads has proudly offered North American audiences the most diverse and extensive lineup of contemporary Italian film available. The 2016 edition strikes a satisfying balance between emerging talents and esteemed veterans, showcasing a medley of commercial and independent fare. Experience the best of Italian cinema, with special in-person appearances by many of the filmmakers. Read More
For 14 years, Open Roads has proudly offered to North American audiences the most diverse and extensive lineup of contemporary Italian film available. This year’s program strikes a satisfying balance between emerging talents and esteemed veterans, showcasing a medley of commercial and independent fare. Experience the best of Italian cinema, with special in-person appearances by many of the filmmakers. Read More
One of our most popular annual programs, Open Roads has served as the leading North American showcase of contemporary Italian cinema for the past 13 years. This exceptionally strong and diverse edition includes the latest work from established veterans alongside promising new talents from both the commercial and independent spheres. Read More
Open Roads has become the leading North American showcase for contemporary Italian cinema, as well as one of our most popular programs. Established filmmakers premiere new works alongside discoveries from fresh and emerging talent, with in-person appearacnes at almost every screening. So join us once again in welcoming back an old friend: Italian cinema! Read More
Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Risorgimento—the movement that created modern Italy from a group of disparate states—Open Roads: New Italian Cinema is proud to present the premiere of Mario Martone’s We Believed, an epic reconstruction and re-imagination of the… Read More