Films in Italian or about the Italian Australian experience. Shorts and one feature length doco.
Annunziata: An Italian Immigration Story (doco)
Dir. Natalie Cicciarelli
In a coming-of-age tale, Italian immigrant Annunziata Cicciarelli recounts how the promise of Australia led her to leave her small town in Reggio Calabria, Italy as a newlywed seventeen-year-old girl.
Gas Station (Sub Eng) (drama)
Dir. Olga Torrico Alice works at a gas station.
She has abandoned her musical dreams. On a sultry summer day, her old music teacher shows up.
Dir. Stephen Di Gravio
Filmmaker Stephen Di Gravio attempts to seriously document his eccentric yet loveable Italian grandparents despite their best efforts to talk over each other, go off on elongated tangents, and show off their impressive collections of gnomes, family photos and fresh produce.
Memories That Make Us (feature, doco)
Dir. Martin Potter
Memories That Make Us is a poetic, ethnographic documentary that draws on the individual and collective memories of ordinary Italian migrants who made Victoria, Australia their home after the end of the second world war.