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 [...]

‘The Post’ & ‘The Shape of Water’ at the Odeon

Government secrets, the theme of two upcoming films at the Odeon Cinema, are revealed by stealth and happenstance. The Post recounts a true story from America during the Vietnam War era. A romantic fantasy, The Shape of Water, tells a tender story tinged by the culture and mores of the 1960s. Films will be screened in English with Italian subtitles. The Post will be screening Saturday, February 10, Sunday, February 11 and Monday, February [...]

Ella & John, Call Me by Your Name

Upcoming films at the Odeon Cinema include two shows depicting transformational stages in people’s lives.  One dealing with a couple, after 50 years of marriage, who take to the road to discover something new and motivating.  The other portrays two young men discovering love for each other set in an Italian village in the 1980s.  Both films will be screened in English with Italian subtitles. Ella and John:  The Leisure Seeker.   Thursday, January [...]

‘River to River’: The World of Indian Film

A long weekend is arriving to enjoy activities in Florence and Tuscany, all of which could be tagged “international.”  With a theme focusing on “The Chiaroscuro of Bollywood,” the River to River Indian Film Festival opens on December 7 and will run through December 12 at Cinema La Compagnia (via Cavour 50/r). RIVER TO RIVER PREVIEW One of the most outstanding days is the one dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi on Saturday, Dec. 9.  [...]

Pre-Christmas Movies in English at the Odeon

This December there is a wide assortment of films presented as always in English and lined up at the Cinema Odeon (piazza Strozzi); including thrilling mysteries, dramas, classics like Saturday Night Fever and documentaries such as Marc Francis’s film on Buddhist Thich Nhat Hanh. Below is a preview of the movies playing through mid-December. THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US Sat. 2, Sun. 3, Tues. 5 (4:30 pm, 6:30 pm, & 9 pm) Mon. 4 [...]

Cinema Ritrovato: The Classics Restored

An exciting festival is set to make an upcoming appearance at Cinema La Compagnia (Via Cavour, 50/r) from Nov. 30 – Dec. 3, a four-day event dedicated to ‘Cinema Ritrovato,’ a series of showings of restored classic films.  In the spotlight are producers and directors such as Mike Nichols with The Graduate, Marco Ferreri with La Donna Scimmia (The Ape Woman) and Nicholas Ray with Johnny Guitar. The majority of films mentioned below [...]