FROM 30 JULY 2020

Italian dark comedy The Mafia Kills Only in Summer

If you enjoyed the hit TV series on Channel 4, we think you’ll love the original film The Mafia Kills Only in Summer which Cinefile have just released as an online premiere on Vimeo On DemandThis hilarious and thought-provoking dark comedy is cinema debut for Italian satirist Pierfrancesco ‘Pif’ Diliberto. 

The Mafia Kills Only in Summer


La mafia uccide solo d’estate

Dir Pierfrancesco ‘Pif’ Diliberto


Hilarious, smart, and thought-provoking, Italian satirist Pierfrancesco ‘Pif’ Diliberto makes an auspicious and entertaining directorial debut with this semi-autobiographical black comedy of childhood, first love and the power of the Mafia. Inspired by real events and set in the tumultuous world of 1970s Italy. The film gave rise to the hit TV series for Walter Presents … on Channel 4.

Delicate balance between humour & heartrending emotion….”
– Variety-

“Forrest Gump takes on the Mob”
– Hollywood Reporter –

Watch the trailer

Dir Pierfrancesco ‘Pif’ Diliberto | Cast  Pierfrancesco Diliberto, Claudia Gioè, Cristiana Capotondi, Ninni Bruschetta | 2013 | Italy | 90 mins | Italian with English subtitles.


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Cinema Closures

Edinburgh Filmhouse, Glasgow Film Theatre and Stirling Macrobert Arts Centre are temporarily closed due to restrictions on cinemas in areas where the Covid Protection Level (Tier) 3 applies. These cinemas anticipate being closed until at least 13 November, though it’s quite likely to be for longer. Any tickets already purchased for French Film Festival titles due to have been screened between 2 – 13 November will be refunded.
Aberdeen Belmont Filmhouse will close from Friday after the Festival screenings of Love Affairs at 13.00 and 19.00.

Also affected is Dundee Contemporary Arts Cinema whose patrons should contact the cinema box office for ticketing details and more information on rescheduling.

Some Festival venues in Scotland are able to remain open. They comprise: Dumfries Robert Burns Film Centre, Inverness Eden Court, Oban Phoenix Cinema,  and their programmes remain in place.

Aberdeen Belmont Filmhouse and St Andrews Byre Theatre have also closed until further notice. 

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