Francesco Gabbani at opening night

Francesco Gabbani at opening night


(Turin, Multiplex Cinema Massimo, 20th April 2018)


Thelma by Joachim Trier will close the Festival with a national preview


(Turin, Multiplex Cinema Massimo, 24th April2018)



Lovers Film Festival is back! From 20th to 24th Aprile 2018 in Turin, Multiplex Cinema Massimo, will host the oldest European festival about LGBTQI issues (lesbians, gays, bisexuals, trans, queers and intersexuals) which is also the third in the world. The festival is directed by the director Irene Dionisio and chaired by Giovanni Minerba, who founded the festival together with Ottavio Mai.

A special guest from the world of music has confirmed his presence at the opening night which will be held on April, 20th at Multiplex Cinema Massimo, Screening Room n.1. We are talking about Francesco Gabbani who will play a mini set of acoustic songs. The famous songwriter won the Italian song festival of Sanremo in 2017 with the song Occidentali's Karma which went platinum for 5 times; the video, with more than 185 million views, exceeded many records and it has been the most watched music video of an Italian singer in our country in 2017.

The 33rd Lovers Film Festival will be in the spirit of the great international cinema with 81 films from 24 countries, of which 6 International previews, 4 European previews and 52 Italian previews. Among the most awaited films there is Thelma (Norway, 116') by Joachim Trier. The film has been selected at Toronto International Film Festival. It will be screened during the closing night on April, 24th in Italian preview and the director will speak to the audience through a video chat. Joachim Trier has been recently appointed jury president of Critics' Week in Cannes.




Thelma is a shy 20 years old girl from the countryside. She moves to Oslo to study, she falls in love with another girl and she notices that she has disturbing supernatural powers. Joachim Trier signs a great impact auteur thriller which combines realism and horror tension, psychological drama and eroticism, while the subject of the genre is present in the whole film with different nuances. 

Lovers Film Festival – LGBTQI Visions has reached its 33rd edition. The festival will take place in Turin from 20th to 24th April, it is administrated from 2005 by Museo Nazionale del Cinema of Turin with the contribution of MiBACT – Direzione generale Cinema (DG Cinema), Regione Piemonte (Piedmont Region) and of Comune di Torino (Municipality of Turin).


Pre-sales tickets from Tuesday 10th April