There's a drive-in film festival at Ontario Place until the end of July

Jul 21 2020, 8:31 am

Buckle up your seatbelt, Toronto, because a drive-in film festival is taking place at Ontario Place until the end of the month.

From July 20 to 31, an international film series will be landing at Ontario Place, offering movie-lovers the opportunity to revisit the movie-going experience while remaining physically distanced.

The Italian Contemporary Film Festival (ICFF), presented by IC Savings, is teaming up with CHIN Radio/TV, in partnership with Ontario Place and the Embassy of Italy, to launch the “Lavazza Drive-In Film Festival.”

The series will feature a curated selection of works from some of the countries most affected by the global health crisis.

A different nation will be represented each night at Ontario Place, including France, Spain, China, Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Brazil, India, and Canada, with a special “Focus on Italy” series, presented in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura a Toronto.

While restrictions remain in place, the film festival aims to offer families a safe, comfortable entertainment experience.

To eliminate concerns over large crowds, the festival has partnered with Pizza Nova to offer contactless delivery of snacks directly to vehicles and, every evening, the audio of the presentation and the film will be broadcast live on Radio CHIN (AM 1540).

Each evening of the Festival, the feature film will be preceded by live and live-streamed interviews and Q&A sessions with actors and directors, as well as short film presentations.

A portion of ticket sales will go to support AiutiAMO l’Italia, an initiative launched by the Italian Embassy in collaboration with the Canadian Red Cross. The campaign aims to assist the Italian Red Cross in pandemic relief efforts.

The festival started on Monday but there are still so many amazing films to check out.

Here is the full schedule:

Film: Tomorrow’s a New Day (Domani e un altro giorno)
Date: Tuesday, July 21
Time: 9:15 pm
Genre: Comedy-Drama
Country: Italy
Language: Italian with English subtitles

Film: Sheep Without a Shepherd (Wu sha)
Date: Wednesday, July 22
Time: 9:15pm
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: China
Language: Mandarin, Thai with English subtitles

Film: Back to Maracana
Date: Thursday, July 23
Time: 9:15 pm
Genre: Comedy-Drama
Country: Brasil
Language: Portuguese, Hebrew with English subtitles

Film: Spread Your Wings (Donne-moi des ailes)
Date: Friday, July 24
Time: 9:15 pm
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: France
Language: French, Norwegian with English Subtitles

Film: If You Love Me (Se mi vuoi bene)
Date: Saturday, July 25
Time: 9:15 pm
Genre: Comedy-Drama
Country: Italy
Language: Italian with English subtitles

Film: Fisherman’s Friends
Date: Sunday, July 26
Time: 9:15 pm
Genre: Comedy-Drama
Country: UK
Language: English

Film: I Hate Summer (Odio l’estate)
Date: Monday, July 27
Time: 9:15 pm
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Language: Italian with English subtitles

Film: T 34
Date: Tuesday, July 28
Time: 9:15 pm
Genre: Action
Country: Russia
Language: Russian, German with English subtitles

Film: The Peanut Butter Falcon
Date: Wednesday, July 29
Time: 9:15
Genre: Comedy-Drama
Country: USA
Language: English

Film: Bala
Date: Thursday, July 30
Time: 9:15 pm
Genre: Comedy
Country: India
Language: Hindi with English subtitles

Film: If Only (Magari)
Date: Friday, July 31
Time: 9:15 pm
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Language: Italian with English subtitles

Visit their website to purchase tickets.

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