Venezia Cinema a Beirut

The Metropolis Association and the Italian Cultural Institute in Lebanon in partnership with the Venice Biennale are proud to present for the first time in Lebanon Venezia Cinema.

This event that will be held at Metropolis Empire Sofil between the 20th and the 25th of February 2014 and which will become a yearly event will present a broad selection of recent and classic films that were screened during the 70th edition of the Venice Biennale.

Venezia Cinema a Beirut

Venezia Cinema a Beirut

Among our guests we have the honor to welcome Mr. Luigi Cuciniello, director of Venezia Cinema Biennale, who will present the opening film A Lonely Heart (L’Intrepido) by Gianni Amelio and the actress Elena Cotta who won the Volpi Cup for best actress in A Street in Palermo (Via Castellana Bandiera) which will be featured in the program. The Lebanese public and the press will also be able to meet with them.


Thursday, February 20th (Opening)
L’intrepido | A Lonely Heart
by Gianni Amelio, 2013, 104’

Friday, February 21st
Via Castellana Bandiera | A Street in Palermo
by Emma Dante, 2013, 90’ in the presence of the actress Elena Cotta

Saturday, February 22nd
La proprietà non è più un furto | Property is No Longer a Theft
by Elio Petri, 1973, 126’

Sunday, February 23rd
Pane e cioccolata | Bread and Chocolate
by Franco Brusati, 1974, 110’

Monday, February 24th
La prima neve | First Snowfall
by Andrea Segre, 2013, 105’

Tuesday, February 25th
Sacro GRA | Holy GRA
by Gianfranco Rosi, 2013, 93’ winner of the Leone d’Oro 2013

All films are in Italian with English subtitles | All screenings are at 8:00PM
Tickets: 6,000LL | Info: 01 20 40 80 |


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