Belli Ciao: St ALi Italian Film Festival returns in September

This year's festival offers box office winners and films direct from Cannes in its bid to offer cinematic escape.

The 2022 ST. ALi Italian Film Festival will return to Perth between 22 September–16 October, whisking audiences straight to Italy with a selection celebrating the country’s filmmaking tradition. From contemporary drama, comedy and documentaries to a retrospective honouring one of Italy’s greatest filmmakers, this year’s rich program promises to ‘transport audiences with a cinematic escape to la bella Italia’.

The 2022 Festival opens with Italian box office hit Belli Ciao, starring comedic duo Pio and Amedeo. It follows two formerly inseparable friends who reunite in their hometown in Puglia after years apart, resulting in an entertaining north versus south culture clash. Opening Night receptions will include delicious Italian antipasti, Santa Margherita Prosecco and more.

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