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Giuseppe Verdi’s Florence

Composer Giuseppe Verdi spent a good deal of time in Florence, premiering one of his operas, Macbeth, at Teatro della Pergola, in 1847.

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The Verdi Traviata: the latest musical film from Hershey Felder

Hershey Felder's latest musical film, The Verdi Traviata, has been filmed in Venice, Florence and at Villa Verdi.

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Boom in film sets in Tuscany

Films, documentaries, TV series and audiovisual creations seek the beauty of Tuscany as their backdrop. 2021 saw an increase of 100% compared to 2019, with over 146 productions made by ...

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Cinema at the 25Hours Hotel

The striking Cinema Paradiso at the 25Hours Hotel kicks off an exciting new film screening series with free entry for the first month.

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Mozart and Figaro in Vienna: a sumptuous new musical play by Hershey Felder

Imagine two hours of operatic entertainment interspersed with humour in the comfort of your own home: that’s what Canadian creative genius Hershey Felder has achieved in his latest (and perhaps ...

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Dante and Beatrice: an eternal love story

In a small corridor in the grand Palazzo Vecchio, the seat of Florentine government since its first stone was laid in 1299, a carved mask stands before a background of ...

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UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival returns to Florence

Showcasing the awe, excitement, uncertainty and struggles of childhood, the UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival (UIFF) returns to Florence from October 21 to 24. Thirty-seven films from 28 countries depicting diverse ...

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Best events in Florence this October, 2021

CINEMA/ UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival October 21-24       Showcasing the awe, excitement, uncertainty and struggles of childhood, the UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival (UIFF) returns to Florence from October ...

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20 years of the River to River Florence Indian Film Festival

Celebrating its 20th year, the River to River Florence Indian Film Festival was created as the first festival in the world, outside of its home country, entirely dedicated to films ...

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Behind the scenes: Hershey Felder’s Debussy

A lady is dressed in nineteenth-century garb as we walk into the farmhouse where “memory sequences” are being filmed between wooden beams and terracotta tiles. Hershey Felder’s latest online-only performance, ...

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What you can still see and do in Florence

Recent restrictions may leave you feeling limited, given the closure of museums and exhibitions on top of theatres and cinemas, but Florence never fails to provide culture and entertainment when ...

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Venice Film Festival: In Pictures

  Andrea Paoletti reports from the red carpet at the 77th Venice International Film Festival.  

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Behind the scenes: Hershey Felder’s George Gershwin Alone

Walking down the central aisle and up the burgundy red felt steps onto the historic boards of Florence’s oldest theatre, Teatro della Pergola, stirred surreal feelings in these dark times ...

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Behind the scenes: Hershey Felder’s Beethoven

  The cicadas were keen to get in on the act as Hershey Felder and his Florentine crew filmed memory sequences for the upcoming Beethoven play at the pianist and ...

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Cinema Uffizi

“The most beautiful cinema in the world, designed by Giorgio Vasari” is how any headline should run for Apriti Cinema. No further comment; the easiest of pieces to write. The ...

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Movies in Florence: September and early October

All films are showing at the Odeon Cinehall (piazza Strozzi). Dates are subject to change. Check for program changes on the Odeon website. ESCOBAR: PARADISE LOST **September 5–7 Andrea di Stefano’s ...

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English Language movies in Florence in March 2016

Wondering what English language films are playing in Florence in March 2016? TF has the answer every month.   Rocco e i suoi fratelli (Rocco and his brothers)   March ...

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English language movies in Florence in February 2016

*Dates are subject to change. Consult the Odeon Cinema and Spazio Alfieri websites for any last-minute changes. Odeon Cinema, February 4–9 JOY     David O. Russell’s cross-generational biopic about Joy Mangano and her ...

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English language movies in Florence in December

Subject to change. For up-to-date details and show times, see the Odeon's website. ODEON Cinema piazza Strozzi 2, tel. 055/295051 odeonfirenze.com December 14–15 THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 2 **** Nothing can prepare you for the end. Except Lionsgate’s pre-publicity for

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English language movies in Florence in January

January is all about the movies with a blockbuster lineup at Florence's historic Odeon Cinema (piazza Strozzi 2, Florence, 055/295051, odeonfirenze.com). Check out the website for showtimes. Bridge of Spies **** January 1–5 In a world on the brink, the difference between war and peace was

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English language movies in Florence in December

Subject to change. For up-to-date details and show times, see the Odeon's website. ODEON Cinema piazza Strozzi 2, tel. 055/295051 odeonfirenze.com December 14–15 THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 2 **** Nothing can prepare you for the end. Except Lionsgate’s pre-publicity for

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50 Days of International Cinema returns to Florence

Florence has rolled out the red carpet and 50 Days of International Cinema is now in full swing. This expansive and eclectic series of film festivals, now in its ninth edition, takes place at the Odeon and impacts programming at numerous exhibition venues, institutions and social spaces with its wide

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English language movies in Florence in October

Subject to change. For up-to-date details and show times, see the Odeon's website. ODEON Cinema piazza Strozzi 2, tel. 055/295051 odeonfirenze.com October 1–7 EVEREST   Never let go. Semi-documentary drama based on the true story of the extreme weather disasters that befell

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When the World Answered: from flood to film

Photographer Nicholas Krazcyna wades chest deep in the swirling mire to take the 16 prize-winning frames that would immortalize Florence’s 1966 Flood in the collective imagination forever. Franco Zeffirelli flew in on an army plane to film Florence’s plight and moved the world to action.

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