The best films to see at the cinema during the festive season
As per tradition, cinema is popular at Christmas time: here is a list of titles for young and old not to be missed
One of the things to do during the Christmas holidays is definitely to go to the cinema with the whole family. The cinemas in Florence offer audiences both Christmas-themed titles and those of the big Hollywood productions, as well as the most eagerly awaited animated films. Let's discover together the films not to be missed and the cinemas where to see them (Don't miss our article on the most beautiful cinemas in Florence).
IMPROVVISAMENTE A NATALE MI SPOSO
A film that links the Christmas cinepanettone to family sitcoms. Grandpa Lorenzo's (Diego Abatantuono) family, like every Christmas, gathers at his hotel to celebrate the holidays together. This time, however, the tranquillity of the festivities is shaken by another shocking announcement: Lorenzo has fallen in love and is planning to marry his new fiancée, whom he introduces on Christmas. The whole family is left speechless, but the most shocked by the news is his daughter Alberta (Violante Placido).
Where to see it: The Space Cinema, Uci Cinemas
Timothée Chalamet takes on the role of Willy Wonka. The film takes us to the origins of the protagonist of The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl's novel, retracing all the stages that led him to become the most famous chocolatier ever. A musical full of surprises.
Where to see it: Giunti Odeon Cinema in original version with subtitles, Cinema Il Portico, UCI Cinemas, Cinema Adriano.
In Rosas, men and women entrust their dreams to King Magnificent, so that he may protect and fulfil them. Asha wishes her beloved grandfather could see his come true on his 100th birthday. But she soon discovers that Magnifico is not the selfless magician everyone believes, and that people's dreams are not safe. With the help of his friends and Star, an orb endowed with magical powers, he will fight for the truth to be revealed.
Where to see it: The Space Cinema, UCI Cinemas
50 KM ALL'ORA
The film directed by Fabio De Luigi tells the story of two brothers (Stefano Accorsi and Fabio De Luigi) who have lived apart for many years due to a conflictual relationship. When their father dies, they meet again at his funeral and it is an opportunity for the two to face the demons of the past. They find two old beat-up motorbikes they had built as kids and decide to take a trip together through Italy. The days spent on two wheels will help the brothers to clear up grudges and analyse their relationship.
SILENT NIGHT - IL SILENZIO DELLA VENDITTA
On Christmas Eve night, during a gunfight on the city streets between two drug gangs, a bullet hits a child, killing him. The father, Brian, chases the narcos through the streets and is wounded. After recovering in hospital, his only reason to live will be to take revenge and exterminate the gang that caused the massacre.
Where to see it: Cinema Giunti Odeon, Cinema Fiamma, Cinema Principe, Cinema Adriano.
It is 1938, on the eve of World War II. 29-year-old Londoner Nicholas Winton, warning of the threat of Hitler's invasion of Germany, organises a rescue plan known as Operation Kindertransport for hundreds of children. Thanks to Martin Blake and other central figures such as Doreen Warriner and his mother Babette, Winton managed to set off eight trains carrying hundreds of children who reached Britain where they were placed with foster families. In the end he saved 669 of them from the concentration camps and was to be called the 'British Schindler'.
Where to see it: Giunti Odeon Cinema
UN COLPO DI FORTUNA - COUP DE CHANCE
Jean and Fanny form an apparently well-matched couple. They have a lucrative job, live in an elegant neighbourhood in Paris and seem as much in love as at the beginning of their relationship. He is rumoured to have a skeleton in his wardrobe professionally. She, on the other hand, begins to feel a sense of guilt that is combined with the passion she feels for a high school friend she met one day by chance.
Where to see it: Cinema Teatro di Fiesole, The Space Cinema, UCI Cinemas
PRENDI IL VOLO
Mac and Pam are two happily paired ducks who live together with their ducklings Dax and Gwen in the quiet of a pond. Daddy Mac does nothing but warn his children about the dangers of the world outside the pond, while mother Pam is more fearless and optimistic and tries to make her pups more independent. One day a flock of migratory birds arrives at the pond en route to Jamaica, and one of them invites Dax to join the migration. The four of them set off on their first big adventure, and are destined to run into herons, pigeons and parrots, traverse the skyscrapers and crowded dance halls of New York, and battle a terrible chef whose speciality is... duck à l'orange.
Where to see it: The Space, Cinema Adriano, Cinema Fiamma, Cinema Marconi, Cinema Il Portico, UCI Cinemas
AQUAMAN E IL REGNO PERDUTO
After the events of the first film, Aquaman has become father and ruler of Atlantis. However, the evil Black Manta has managed to find the Black Trident, an ancient and powerful Atlantean relic, and intends to use its dark power to avenge his father's death. Aquaman will have to ask his brother Orm for help to stop Black Manta from using the trident's dark magic to destroy him and everything he loves.
Where to see it: The Space Cinema, UCI Cinemas
IL FARAONE, IL SELVAGGIO E LA PRINCIPESSA
Three stories that take us through different eras, places and techniques, in a crescendo of visual wonders. Of course, not everything works properly, like the monochrome backdrops of the first story.
Where to see it: La Compagnia Cinema, Principe Cinema