'The Mafia Kills Only in Summer' Premieres in the U.K.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:15

Italian Cinema London presents this week the U.K. premiere of "The Mafia Kills Only In Summer" by Pierfrancesco Diliberto, recently crowned Best New Director at the David Di Donatello 2014.

The screening will take place at Riverside Studios in London on July 24, followed by a Q&A with the Sicilian director, better known as "Pif".

The event will begin at 6.30 pm with another U.K. premiere, the documentary "The Voice of Peppino Impastato" by Italian journalist Ivan Vadori. Giuseppe Impastato, also known as Peppino, was a political activist who opposed the Mafia, which ordered his murder in 1978.

“The Mafia Kills Only in Summer” tells the story of Arturo, a young boy growing up in Palermo between the ‘70s and ‘90s, dark years of despicable murders by the Mafia. The film follows Arturo's story and his love for his school friend Flora while terrible events unfold in the background.

The aim of Italian Cinema London is to offer the public two new films challenging old perceptions of a mafia-run Sicily and to encourage a better knowledge of contemporary Italian filmmakers.

*The July 24 event is already sold out! Due to overwhelming demand, another screening has been added on Sunday, July 27. Get your tickets here.

Read ITALY Magazine's interview with director Pierfrancesco Diliberto here

Watch the trailer: