Early March Florence Film Screenings in English

A scene from ‘The Godfather’

This March, filmgoers at Florence’s Cinema Odeon can watch a new superhero film with Batman engaging in the continuing battle for integrity and justice in Gotham City.  In a reboot of the American DC Comics tale, the scene is set with Batman uncovering corruption and discovering connections within his own family.  The original Godfather, screening for one day, with a new HD rendition, promises to grasp the attention of cinema goers with the chronicles of the organized crime Corleone family.  Then for a bit of 1970s melancholy, Licorice Pizza, has received rave reviews for a nostalgic coming of age story, filled with humor and surprises, will arrive starting on March 17, although the schedule of showings is not yet listed.

Wednesday, March 2 (5 and 8:30 pm): THE GODFATHER

On the 50th anniversary of the crime movie from the book written by Mario Puzo, the Odeon screens The Godfather.  In a completely newly restored 4K high-definition version, the classic film appears even more vivid to 2022 audiences.  Born in Sicily, the head of the Corleone family and crime syndicate of the same name, Vito Corleone achieves the position of honor and grants favors to those who respect and request him.  When he is attacked and injured, son Michael (Al Pacino) recently returned from the war, takes on the task of avenging his father’s injuries.  After killing the culprit, he flees to Sicily, falls in love and marries.  When his bride is killed in a tragic accident, a broken Michael returns to the US, begins a relationship with Kay Adams (Diane Keaton) and over time becomes the new godfather of the family.  Filmed in New York, LA and Sicily, the stunning cinematography brings the viewer into each scene.  With stellar performances by Marlon Brando (Vito Corleone), Robert Duval as the lawyer and consigliare, James Caan as Sonny and John Cazale as the hapless Fredo, the movie can be enjoyed by all regardless of how many times they have seen it.

Thursday, March 3, Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5 (5:30 and 9 pm) and Sunday March 6 (3 and 6:30 pm):  THE BATMAN

Director Matt Reeves presents the first film of the new Batman trilogy with adventures of the Caped Crusader.  The vigilante detective of Gotham City and his alter ego, the reclusive billionaire Bruce Wayne, face a city overcome by corruption in the highest positions of power.  As the city is preyed on and controlled by criminals Batman seems to be the only one striving to achieve justice.  Joined by actor Paul Dano in the role of The Riddler, a sadistic serial killer who stalks and kills elite figures, Cat Woman (Zoe Kravitz) and Colin Farrell as The Penguin, Batman continues to thrill fans of all ages.  (rita kungel)