April Odeon Movies in English

The April films at the Odeon Cinema begin with a reimaging of a 1941 Disney classic, Dumbo, a poignant story about a flying baby elephant and those who love him and also those who wish to exploit him.  Next a historical drama about a peaceful pro-democracy rally marred by violence in Peterloo.  The Aftermath, a period drama about a wartime romance stars Keira Knightly and Alexander Skarsgård.  Then a biographical drama based on [...]

Contemporary South Korea Cinema at La Compagnia

March 21-28: FLORENCE KOREA FILM FESTIVAL.  Cinema La Compagnia, via Cavour 50/r. This month, 45 movies from some of the greatest South Korean cinema masters arrive for the annual film festival held in Florence. The event will showcase entries ranging from shorts to feature films, screened with both English and Italian subtitles. Many of these movies will be having their Italian premiere at the festival with their directors, producers, and actors in attendance. The emphasis [...]

New Arrivals: Florence’s March Films in English

Celebrating International Women’s Day and other events honoring women in March, the Odeon Cinema presents two new films featuring exceptional women.  Captain Marvel, a superhero action film with a woman with herculean powers in the leading role.  Next, in Gloria Bell, a daytime strait-laced office employee transforms into a capricious dance lover at night, reveling in the Los Angeles club scene.  Films are screened in English with Italian subtitles. March 6, 9, 10, [...]

February ’19 Odeon Movies in English

The Odeon Cinema presents three films in the first half of February which have together accumulated 5 Golden Globe awards, 23 Academy Award nominations and 20 BAFTA nominations.  The three, all based on true stories, reveal secrets, human weaknesses and the triumph of the noble aspect of mankind.  The Favourite portrays the relationships and power struggles between Queen Anne of England and two would-be court favorites.  The Green Book, whose title comes “The [...]

January Films in English at the Odeon

This month the Odeon Cinema offers a varied selection for filmgoers.  January begins with a tense drama set in post WWII Poland, Cold War.  Then the complicated life of post-Impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh is explored with an award-winning portrayal of the artist by Willem Defoe.  The classic Hitchcock horror film The Birds shows for one night only.  Kapuscinski:  Another Day of Life documents a Polish journalist’s three-month journey through post-colonial Angola torn [...]

Bohemian Rhapsody at the Odeon

December 2, 7, 8 and 9 (4, 6:45 and 9:15 pm), December 4, 10 and 11 (4 pm), December 5 (9 pm) and December 6 (3:45 pm): BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY. Bohemian Rhapsody, a biopic, celebrates the music of Queen, legendary rock band and its meteoric rise to stardom with the spotlight on the eccentric and energetic front man Freddie Mercury. Rami Malek brilliantly plays Mercury, known for his flamboyant on-stage persona and four octave vocal [...]

Movies in English: a Musical Love Story, Dance & a Thriller

The Odeon original language theatre is presenting the highly anticipated A Star Is Born for nine days in October.  This third remake of a Hollywood classic retells the story of heartbreak and fame in a totally contemporary way with the two leading characters a rock star and a struggling unknown chanteuse.  Bad Times at the El Royale takes the filmgoer “back to the 60s” with a mystery thriller set in a run down [...]

The Odeon Reopens: September Films in English

September’s English language films at the Odeon include a second romantic comedy featuring the music of Swedish pop group Abba with some familiar faces in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Robert Di Niro’s classic Raging Bull filled with angst and pathos, shows for one night only. The inspiring documentary I’ll Push You portrays two friends and a wheel chair conquering the 500 miles of the El Camino de Santiago. For fans of [...]

China, Hong Kong & Taiwan at the Dragon Film Festival

The 5th annual Dragon Film Festival will take place from May 3 – 8, featuring films from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan at two different locations: Luigi Pecci Contemporary Art Center in Prato (viale della Repubblica, 277) and Cinema La Compagnia on via Cavour 50/R. All films will be in their original languages with English and Italian subtitles.  Admission: festival pass € 25; afternoon ticket € 4; evening ticket € 5. The festival will [...]

Women’s Month at Florence’s Odeon Cinema

In March screenings at Florence’s Odeon Cinema showcase Academy Award nominated films and films depicting strong women. In Phantom Thread, nominated for six Oscar nominations, a determined lover and muse to an older man disrupts his well-controlled life with her persistence. A California teenager asserts her individuality and desire to find a new milieu with sophistication and culture in director Greta Gerwig’s debut film Lady Bird. In Finding Your Feet, Imelda Staunton plays [...]