The 2024 Florence Korea Film Festival

March 21 – 30: KOREA FILM FESTIVAL. Florence’s Korea Film Festival is returning for its 22nd edition.  Events will take place at venues across town, with screenings at Cinema La Compagnia (via Cavour 50/r), an exhibition at Palazzo Medici Riccardi (via de’ Ginori, 14), masterclasses in addition to a grand finale concert at Teatro Verdi (via Ghibellina, 99). The Korea Film Festival serves as an artistic celebration of the relationship between Korea and [...]

A Timely Topic: The 2023 Middle East Now Film Festival

  Tues. 10 –  Sun. 15:  MIDDLE EAST NOW FILM FESTIVAL.  Cinema La Compagnia (via Cavour 50/r)  and Cinema Astra (piazza Beccaria 9). Screenings will be in the original language with Italian and English subtitles. The world of the Middle East is vast, varied, and full of stories. Starting on October 10 and continuing through October 15, the Middle East Now film festival promises to bring some of these stories to light. From [...]

Indie & International Screenings at the Firenze Film Festival

The Firenze Film Festival will return to the Astra Cinema in piazza Beccaria on September 22 for its sixth year of celebrating the power of independent cinema in the heart of Florence. Featuring a selection of 11 films and documentaries, the Festival unites a community of like-minded film lovers from all over the world.  The showings are in the original language with English and Italian subtitles. The films will be screened from 6 [...]

‘Westwood: Punk, Icon Activist’: Movie Screening in English

  Cinema la Compagnia will be hosting a screening of the English language film “Westwood: Punk, Icon Activist” on Friday, April 14, at 7 pm. This screening will honor the iconic fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, a few days following what would have been her 82nd birthday. The documentary follows Westwood as she attempts to open up her flagship stores in Paris and New York City. It highlights her struggles and successes as a [...]

Contemporary Cinema at Florence’s Korea Festival

Until Friday, April 7: FLORENCE KOREA FILM FESTIVAL. Cinema La Compagnia, via Cavour 50/r, virtual, Più Compagnia, The Florence Korea Film Festival is back for its 21st edition at La Compagnia, once again gracing the screen with today’s best new Korean cinema. With over 60 films presented in five different categories, the festival offers something for everyone from short films to K-dramas and intense thrillers. The director, Richard Gelli, and Taegukgi, the [...]

Upcoming Films Showing in English at Florence Cinemas

  With the Odeon temporarily closed, several theaters in Florence which normally offer only Italian movies have added screenings of vintage and current films in English to the schedule during the last week in January. BABYLON Babylon (released in December 2022) portrays a surrealistic Hollywood in the Roaring Twenties, laying bare its decadence, amorality and general libertine environment.  Director Damien Chazelle (La La Land) returns to similar but darker themes in his rendering [...]

The Historic Cinema Odeon’s 2023 Reimagination

The future is now clear for Florence’s historic cinema, the Odeon, closed since July.  After negotiations with the city council, Odeon partners Giunti Editore and the Germani family have announced imminent renovations and reopening of the 100-year-old motion picture hall. Made possible by the “save the cinema” rule contained in the current urban planning regulations, the cinema looks forward to reopening the venue with 60% cinema use and 40% cultural use.  The same [...]

‘River to River’ 2022, Florence’s Indian Film Festival

  December 6 – 11: RIVER TO RIVER, Florence Indian Film Festival. Cinema La Compagnia, via Cavour 50/r.  All film will be screened in original language with English and Italian subtitles. More info & full program at:  The River to River festival has an exciting program this year showcasing 34 films many of which are debuting for the first time in Europe. The 22nd edition of the festival explores Indian relationships, identity, [...]

‘Apriti Cinema’- Free Movie Screenings in Florence

  The Open Cinema Festival, known in Italian as the Apriti Cinema Festival, continues to offer free movie screenings in Florence this summer. The festival presents both Italian and international films in different types of genres including documentaries, independent and experimental films. This year, the festival will take place at the Uffizi Square from 27 June to August 7, every evening at 9:45 p.m. It will showcase a variety of international movies, all [...]

April 2022 Movies in English at the Odeon

April’s films at the Odeon Cinema (piazza Strozzi) include two feel good coming-of-age films.  Licorice Pizza which received three Academy Award nominations, including for Best Picture and Coda which received three Oscars.  The month closes out with the much anticipated third installment of Fantastic Beasts, continuing the tales of magicians and wizards.  Films will be screened in English with Italian subtitles.  In Coda much of the movie uses sign language with English subtitles. [...]