A portrait of decadent life in Rome complete with a love triangle, hard drugs, and elaborate costume changes is the opening-night flick of the Italian Film Festival this Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Regal Cinemas South Beach (1120 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach). Parlami d'Amore (or Talk to Me About Love for you Yanks) is the directorial debut of Silvio Muccino, who was previously best known as the brother of acclaimed director Gabriele Muccino.
Now in its seventh year, the festival, which runs through next Tuesday, will present ten Italian films vying for the Best Film Award. Tickets cost ten bucks, but buy Fridays opening-night pass for $50 and you gain entry to not only the film but also the afterparty at SET (320 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach), where complimentary martinis and Italian hors d'oeuvres will abound.
Oct. 8-15, 7:30 p.m., 2009