Italian comedy festival opens in Moscow

Italian comedy festival opens in Moscow
Italian comedy festival opens in Moscow

From July 29 to August 2, 2010 at the 35mm cinema with the support of the Asti Consortium and the Art Association CoolConnections will host the festival of Italian cinema FELICITA ITALIANA

Festival of Italian comedies opens in Moscow

Italian happiness with AstiD.O.C.G

From July 29 to August 2, 2010 at the 35 mm cinema with the support of Europe's oldest Consortium for the Protection of Sparkling Wines Asti D. O. C. G. (Consorzio Per la Tutela Dell ' Asti D. O. C. G.) and Art Association CoolConnections will host the Italian Film Festival FELICITA ITALIANA

Connoisseurs of beauty this time will have to activate all their senses - look, listen, feel, inhale and taste Italy. The program of the festival includes light and sunny summer comedies, as exquisite as the natural sparkling wines of Asti D.O.C.G.:

Sentimental and optimistic Generation 1000 Euro (directed by Massimo Venier) about inventive, penniless intellectuals reveals the secrets of life in a big city.

July 29 at 8pm

August 2 at 20.00

· Happy Family / HappyFamily (directed by Gabriele Salvatores) - a sparkling and unpredictable comedy by Oscar-winning Italian cinematographer Gabriele Salvatores about life in Milan, a real family, love, finding yourself, surprising surreal colors and broken plot rhythm.

July 30 at 20.00

· Cosmonaut / Cosmonauta (directed by Susanna Nicchiarelli) is a delightful ironic tragicomedy that intertwines the chronicle of Soviet space achievements and the story of a girl's emancipation in Italy in the early 60s.

July 31 at 20.00

· Friends of Margherita Bar / GliamicillBarMargherita (Directed by Pupi Avati) - a story about the resourcefulness and adventures of a dreamy youth in the company of slightly extravagant relatives and neighbors.

August 1 at 18.00

· Three ladies and wedding dresses / Tris di donne & abiti nuziali (directed by Vincenzo Terracciano) - a surprisingly subtle comedy about an avid card player Franco, who tries to catch luck by the tail and while keeping the family together.

August 1 at 20.00

· In addition, the festival will feature the premiere of Rita Barbero's painting Return to Santa Vittoria / Sì Chef! Ritorno a Santa Vittoria (directed by Rita Barbero and Franco Tibaldi). This author's film - authentic, magical, imbued with the spirit of old Italy - will tell about the life of the northern Italian provinces.

July 31 at 18.00

The grand opening of the festival will be held with the participation of the director of the Consortium for the Protection of Sparkling Wines Asti D.O.C.G. Aldo Squillari, who will share the impressions of the premiere with the audience and share his own recipe for Italian happiness: “Italy is a country with a rich culture, and we have always shared our art with the world. We know that Italian cinema is loved in Russia, and therefore today we are pleased to present the Russian audience with a festival of light summer comedies. Felicita Italiana is the quintessence of Mediterranean happiness. The pride of our country - cinema, wine and gourmet cuisine - united, awaken all five senses. Asti D.O.C.G natural sparkling wines, combined with Ernst Knam's author's cuisine, which can be enjoyed at the festival, will create the right mood for the perception of paintings!”

In honor of the opening, the world famous Italian chef and part-time diplomatic envoy of the Consortium Ernst Knam will present guests with unique author's dishes prepared on the basis of Asti D.O.C.G. and discovering new facets in sensations: the crunch of almond-apple strudel, the delicate aroma of jasmine mousse, the refreshing taste of mango and arugula, the tenderness of praline and the brightness of shrimp served with gold leaf.

All this gastronomic celebration, of course, will not be complete without the light aromatic wines of Asti D.O.C.G. with gentle spumante bubbles. Gourmets around the world appreciate this drink for its ability to pair perfectly with seafood, meat, poultry and summer green salads with herbs. Refreshing and moderately sweet wine with a pronounced attack on the palate is also great with fruits and delicious desserts.


The Asti Consortium was founded in 1932. Today, the Consortium brings together 47 production and commercial companies, 22 wineries, 16 cooperative wineries, 6 subsidiary cooperative wineries, 87 site owners and 11 winemakers.

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