The 27th Russia edition of the New Italian Cinema is ready to start! Despite the troubles that have arisen in recent weeks, it was our will, and that of all our partners, not to cancel the event, albeit making some adjustments to the initial project.

All dates are confirmed, Moscow (24/29 March), Saint Petersburg (26/30 March), Novosibirsk (1/3 April), but there will be no guests at the screenings. Even if it will be presented in a “special” form, this edition is important to us, since it is the first event of N.I.C.E.’s 30th year of activity.

The uniqueness of N.I.C.E. Festival has always been its ability to encompass several categories of Italian cinema: from movies that participated in and won famous international festivals (Matteo Garrone, Matteo Rovere, Paolo Sorrentino and Valeria Golino), to documentaries about the country’s social problems and collections of short films by young directors. The varied program does not fail to include a selection dedicated to auteur cinema, which includes some movies that without this festival would remain unknown, or almost, to the Russian audience.

But that’s not all: N.I.C.E. also means entering the physical dimension of the Italian-Russian cinema, with an unconditional glance on a new way of telling Italy. Thanks to workshops, meetings and seminars with students and with creators of other film festivals, N.I.C.E. remains faithful to its initial mission: to tell the story of the new Italian cinema.