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A scene from MARINA, the opening film at this year's Italian Film Festival
A scene from MARINA, the opening film at this year’s Italian Film Festival

The opening night presentation of the Lavazza Italian Film Festival is MARINA, the biopic of singer, songwriter, accordion player Rocco Granata who had the phenomenal one hit wonder with the song that lends the film its title back in 1959.

Part Jersey Boys part La Bamba, MARINA charts the rise of stubborn squeeze box maestro Granata after his family left war ravaged Calabria to make a better life in the coalmines of Belgium. Continue reading Marina