Cinema, anyone?

Florence hosts 50 days of film

Editorial Staff
October 22, 2009

If film is your thing, then the next 50 days are for you. From October 29 to December 17, Florence becomes an international film paradise with nine different festivals highlighting French film, documentaries, Finnish film, contemporary Indian cinema, queer films, the best in new Italian cinema and much more.


The festivals, promoted by the Mediateca Toscana's 50 Days of International Film in Florence, all take place at the Odeon Cinema. Now in its third edition, 50 Days is the largest film festival of its kind in Italy. Events featuring writers, directors, filmmakers and actors add to the festival's prestige.


The schedule: France Odeon French Film Festival (October 29-31); Festival dei Popoli International Documentary Film Festival (November 1-7); Florence International Film Festival (November 12), Finnish Film Festival (November 13-15); International Cinema and Women Film Festival (November 17-22); Lo schermo dell'Arte Contemporary Art Film Festival (November 23-26); Florence Queer Festival (November 27-December 3); River to River Florence Indian Film Festival (December 4-10); New Italian Film  (‘NICE,' December 11); Ethno-music Film Festival (December 12-13).


Special events include a celebration of Japanese animation (November 8) a Stanley Kubrick retrospective on November 11 and the Florence International Film Festival (November 12).


Stay tuned to TF Top Picks or visit for complete festival information.

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