Friday, June 12, 2015

ICFF opens in grand style in Toronto

by Allan Tong

You gotta hand it to the Italians: They know how to party.

The Italian Contemporary Film Festival opened in Toronto last night with a screening of the biopic, L'Oriana, about legendary journalist Oriana Fallaci (review here) at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, then a gala party at Roy Thompson Hall.

Savoury samples, including pork sandwiches, pizza and lobster rolls, were served indoors while the outdoor patio hosted a live band and a dizzying array of Italian sweets from the likes of The Big Cannoli, Exquisitely Yours and Dolcini that would kill any diabetic.

Screenings continue all weekend in Toronto, Vaughan, Montreal and Quebec City. Check back here for reviews.

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