NEWSLETTER #4 JUNE 2010
START-UP INDIA
A NEW BUSINESS PACKAGE FOR ITALIAN SME'S 
"START- UP INDIA” is the new business service package offered by the I.C.E. network of offices in India to Italian SMEs. Expressly tailor-made keeping in mind the peculiarities of the Indian market the package includes the following services:

a)    Incorporation of a company: Liaison Office, Branch Office and Wholly Owned Subsidiary
b)    Translation and hosting of 10 pages of your website on Indian server
c)    Localization of your Indian web pages on Google India and other local search engines
d)    Indian phone number with answering service in the name of your company
e)    Use of ICE’s meeting room and facilities up to 10 times per year
f)    Hotel & Car booking service all over India

Surveys carried out on Indian businesses show that a vast majority of them relies on the Internet as a primary source of information for new products, services and suppliers. This is done by  using local search engines. Surveys also show that Indian businesses 7 times out of 10 like to approach a company by phone rather than by email. Last but not least many Indian businesses might prefer to use Hindi as a main language. This is why having an Indian  phone number with an Indian operator answering in the name of your company can prove to be paramount to establish a new business contact. It’s convenient, effective and takes only a few weeks to set up.

To know more about it please contact our office in Mumbai: mumbai@ice.it  and specify “Start-up India” in the subject line.

 
I.C.E. AWARDED THE “LIBRO D’ARGENTO” PRIZE AT TORINO’S INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR

India’s presence at the Torino’s International Book fair was a big success. During the event the I.C.E.’s president , Mr. Umberto Vattani, was awarded the “Libro d’Argento”, the silver book award for the work done in favor of the Italian publishing industry. The Indian Publishers Association invited I.C.E. to participate in 2011 in the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore birthday. Mr. Vattani said: "Tagore, as everyone knows, is the father of modern Indian literature, Nobel Prize and also the author of the national anthem and animating spirit of Indian National unity”. In 2011 Italy  will be celebrating 150 years of national unity. 
DOING BUSINESS IN INDIA  2010 -  W.B. REPORT
The World Bank and the IFC (International Finance Corporation) have just released the “Doing business in India report 2010. The report highlights business regulations and activities that prevail in India with a comparative chart with 183 economies around the world. It helps foreign investors to understand the Indian market and to take initiatives in establishing enterprises in the subcontinent. Wide ranges of topics are covered with graphical comparison of each region. The report overview is offered in a range of languages and now available to download.

To get a copy of the report please Click Here




UPCOMING  EVENTS  -  I T A L Y


12-15 JUNE, RIVA DEL GARDA: SIX INDIAN COMPANIES AT THE INTERNATIONAL SHOE FAIR
The Italian Trade Commission, Mumbai has organized a delegation of six Indian companies and one journalist for Expo Riva Schuh. This event is an unique occasion to discover a preview of the spring - summer 2011 tendencies. The exhibition center has 14 exhibition halls for a total of around 28.000 square meters.

For more information Click Here. If you like to attend this event, we request you to contact chennai@ice.it


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13 – 18 JUNE, ANCONA: GUJARATI DELEGATION TO THE MARCHE REGIONS
The Italian Trade Commission in Mumbai a delegation of selected Gujarati businesses to visit the Marche Region for meeting Italian companies operating in the Cold Chain (Refrigeration) sector. The event represents an interesting opportunity for all professionals wishing to explore or consolidate their presence in this promising market.

For follow-up and more information please contact Mrs. Mukherjee: mumbai@ice.it

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15 – 18 JUNE, FLORENCE: INDIAN DELEGATION TO PITTI IMMAGINE FASHION SHOW
The Italian Trade Commission New Delhi is organizing the participation of Indian delegation to one of the world’s most important fashion events: PITTI IMMAGINE. Communication happenings, cultural and research initiatives for the fashion system will mark the event. Italian Trade Commission New Delhi is organizing a sponsored delegation comprising a journalist to experience the Pitti Uomo.

For more information click here or contact Ms. Richa Dua: newdelhi@ice.it

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17 JUNE, TORINO: SEMINAR ON THE NEW INDIAN EMERGING TOURISM TO ITALY
The Mumbai branch of the Italian Tourist Board (ENIT) is among the organizers of a seminar on tourism which will be held in Torino at the “Centro Congressi Torino Incontra”. The seminar will be addressing the rising wave of tourism incoming from Asia and Oceania. The seminar will be moderated by Prof.Ciravegna of the University of Turin.

For more information please contact: mumbai@enit.it


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24 JUNE, BOLOGNA: “PIANETA INDIA” DOING BUSINESS IN INDIA SEMINAR
Roncucci & Partners in collaboration with LIMES Magazine are organizing a business seminar on India. The program is divided into 3 parts: I) “l’India nel contesto politico ed economico internazionale”; II) La Cooperazione tra Comunità Locali; III) “L’India e l’Italia come opportunità reciproca di sviluppo imprenditoriale”. Distinguished guests includes Sandro Gozi, Rajeev Ranjan, Sauro Mezzetti and Umberto Vattani.

For more information please Click Here  or write to info@roncucciandpartners.com

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29 JUNE – 2 JULY,  MOLISE: INDIAN DELEGATION TO REGION OF MOLISE
The Italian Trade Commission in New Delhi in collaboration with Sprint Molise (Regional Association of Molise) is organizing a special B2B and company visits of Indian businessmen to the Region of Molise.  The business meetings will be organized for 12 Italian companies producing food products. A delegation of Indian importers/distributors/retailers will participate in this mission.  The mission will be 4 days long.

For more information Click Here or contact Ms. Keenu Nagpal: newdelhi@ice.it
 



UPCOMING  EVENTS  -   I N D I A


2 - 4 JUNE, BENGALURU: BIO INDIA
The top leaders of the biotech world will have an outstanding opportunity to discuss on the latest Technologies, products, research as well as services at Bengaluru Bio 2010. Visitors from Industry and Corporate, Trade Commissions, International, Business Representatives, Scientific Fraternity, Regulators and Policy Makers, Academia and Students will be able to share and enhance networking opportunities among various stake holders of the Biotech fraternity.

For more information Click Here  

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5 JUNE, AHMEDABAD: 3RD INTERNATIONAL WATER SUMMIT
Industry is the second major consumer of water and growing population has increased the disparity between the supply and demand of water. The level of investments and technological innovations that are required to meet the water challenges make it an ideal opportunity for the Government to engage private companies under newer public-private partnership model to cater to the water demands. This summit aims to focus on underlying issues in water sector and suggest effective solution / technologies for water management.

For more information click here


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11 – 12 JUNE, HYDERABAD: NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
The symposium will help in identifying sustainable for a clean and green earth. Status and issues of MSW management, waste to energy, MSW processing technologies, project financing, CDM & Carbon Funding, Alternate Technologies and many related topics will be discussed. Case Studies, Interactive Sessions will provide an excellent platform for networking amongst the stakeholders.

For more information log on to Click Here

 


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15 - 16  JUNE, NEW DELHI: TRAINING PROGRAM ON “DOING BUSINESS IN ITALY”
The Italian Trade Commission in New Delhi is organizing a conference for young Indian entrepreneurs and professionals eager to explore business and work opportunities in Italian companies. Italian market expert Dr. Roberto Pietrobon will speak on the crucial aspects of doing business in Italy, covering topics such as Italian Exports, Foreign Investments, Italian Brands and the economic system of Italy. Italian companies present in India will also make presentations.

If you would like to attend this conference please contact Ms. Ann Joseph: newdelhi@ice.it.

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22 - 24 JUNE, UDAIPUR & JAIPUR - SEMINAR - PERFORMANCE AND CERTIFICATION OF ITALIAN TECHNOLOGIES FOR INDIAN STONE
A seminar on the presentation of a special research carried out on the Performance and Certification of Italian Technologies for Indian Stone, by Mr. Paolo Marone (ISIM - Italian Marble Institute) in collaboration with the MAHARANA PRATAP UNIVERSITY (Udaipur) and CDOS for all members of the Indian stone industry. Italian companies offering various technologies for mining and processing will also be present during the event. Mr. Paolo Marone and Italian companies will be available for one-to-one meetings during the seminar.

To participate please contact Mr. Sandeep Chadha: newdelhi@ice.it

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24 – 26 JUNE, BENGALURU: HOSPITALITY WORLD 2010
Hospitality World 2010 – Bengaluru, an International Exhibition & Conference is solely dedicated to hospitality and food processing industry. The conference provides unlimited business networking opportunities within the hospitality and food processing industry. Exhibitors can meet the who’s who from the public and private sectors, their peers and competitors through the exhibition.

For more information Click here




N E W S


PITTI IMMAGINE OPENS A DESK IN INDIA
In order to promote PITTI IMMAGINE events in India, the Italian Trade Commission is setting up a PITTI Desk in India in the New Delhi office from June 2010. The idea is to uphold PITTI in India through various activities and strategies. This initiative is to increase the visibility of PITTI IMMAGINE and bringing it in the media limelight through organization and participation in diverse events. 

For more information please click here. For more information contact Ms. Richa Dua: newdelhi@ice.it .


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ITALIAN MECC ALTE SPA OPENS A NEW FACTORY IN PUNE
Mecc Alte India Pvt Ltd inaugurated their new factory at Talegaon Dhamdere near Pune. Mecc Alte India  is a JV between Co Mecc Fin SRL of Italy, the holding Company of the renowned Mecc Alte Group, and the Pune Headquartered Agarwal Group. The new Company manufactures AC generators, which convert mechanical power into electrical power. The products are with the latest technology from Mecc Alte Italy, and will be sold under the Mecc Alte Brand. Mecc Alte is believed to be the world's largest independent alternator manufacturer, with annual production of almost 350,000 units between 1 kVA and 3000 kVA.

For more information click here

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MOLESKINE NOTEBOOKS COMES TO INDIA
Landmark, one of India’s largest book and music retailer store is now offering to its Indian customers the Moleskine wide range of notebooks and journals. Great artists and thinkers have used the legendary Moleskine notebooks for over two centuries, including Picasso, Hemingway, Van Gogh and Matisse. Most of the products are made in an environment friendly process, using acid-free paper.

For more information click here

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GRAPPA NONINO ENTERS THE INDIAN MARKET
Aspri Spirits Pvt Ltd, a wines and spirits distributor, has introduced the famous Italian Grappa Nonino in the India market. Elisabetta Nonino, presented a ‘Grappa’ tasting session at Hyatt Regency, Kolkata, on 13 May, 2010 with local importers and entrepreneurs. Four Grappa labels from the Nonino portfolio will be available in India. Nonino grappa will be sold in India through retail and institutional sales. The Nonino family is the 5th generation of artisan grappa distillers.

For more information click here

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ELICA GROUP ENTERS INDIAN MARKET THROUGH JV
Elica Spa, Italian leading manufacturer of kitchen range hoods based in Fabriano, has entered the Indian market through a Joint Venture (51:49) with
the Indian company Pralhad Bhuthada, among the leading players in the region with proven product knowledge and long-standing relationships with the range hoods and home appliance distributors. This agreement launches the Elica Group in one of the most important markets in Asia with growth rates among the highest in the world.

For more information click here

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ATLANTIA SPA (BENETTON FAMILY) TO GET INTO INDIA INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS
Tata Group and private equity firm Actis aims to bid for $2 billion of road projects in India over the next five years. Italy's biggest toll operator, Atlantia (ATL.MI), will also be part of the consortium. India has made building of roads, bridges, airports and power plants a priority and expects private firms to fund half of a projected $1 trillion in infrastructure between 2012 and 2017. TRIL Roads Pvt Ltd, a unit of unlisted Tata Realty & Infrastructure, will invest $122.5 million and Actis will contribute $77.5 million for the roads and highway projects.

For more information click here

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LUXOTTICA GROUP TO OPEN 30 SUNGLASS HUT OUTLETS IN INDIA BY 2012
World’s eyewear retail chain Sunglass Hut said that it plans to expand with 30 outlets across the country in the next three years to tap into the growing demand for fashion accessories in the market. It currently has five exclusive outlets in India, in Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai. Italian firm Luxottica, present in India under a franchise agreement with DLF Brands, owns this brand. The chain offers premium international brands, like Versace, Bulgari, Burberry, Prada, Tiffany, Persol, Revo and Salvatore Ferragamo. Sunglass Hut has over 2,000 outlets across various States worldwide. 

For more information click here  

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FILA TO LAUNCH AGRESSIVE ON-LINE AD CAMPAIGN
Fila, which recently set up its office in India, has hired an agency for digital marketing in India. Rediffusion-Wunderman, the direct marketing arm of Rediffusion Y&R, grabbed the digital duties of Italian footwear and apparel brand. The website will showcase products and will also have an online shopping facility and is planning to create social media presence for Fila through five-six Facebook applications, launching various contests on social media sites and manage social media conversations related to the brand.

For more information click here

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ITALIAN DENIM BRAND ENERGY TO OPEN IN INDIA
Arvind Brands, which retails internationals brands such as Arrow and Izod, has been in talks with Italian fashion firm Sixty Group that owns Energie for at least four months. Besides Energie, Sixty Group’s portfolio includes fashion denim wear brand for women Miss Sixty, Killah Refrigiwear, Murphy & Nye, Richlu and Baracuta. Arvind Brands is pursuing a licensing agreement for Energie that includes manufacturing the products in India.

For more information click here

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GNOSIS SPA TO SUPPLY ELDER PHARMACEUTICALS FOR NUTRACEUTICAL DRUGS
The Mumbai-based pharmaceutical company Elder Pharmaceuticals, which has just developed its first innovative Nutraceutical drug ‘Ecozyme’, will be importing the active pharmaceutical ingredients for the drug from Italy’s Gnosis Labs. Elder has developed this drug in-house and now plans to file for global patent. This drug helps to build immunity against cardiovascular diseases, neurogenerative diseases, hypertension and diabetes.

For more information click here

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LISSONI DESIGNS TAJ MAHAL HOTEL SUITES IN MUMBAI
The renowned Italian design firm Lissoni Associati Milano, renovated the Elephanta, Dutch and Lotus suites of the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai. Lissoni's team had to re-design an entire suite as the original drawings showed a door when actually it was a solid wall. Every design of the suites required to look timeless, yet modern, as a result restorers ran the risk of angering long-time patrons. Designers had to strike a careful balance between old and new. More than one thousand people are together restoring 300,000 square feet of the heritage wing.

To have a look please Click Here

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RENZO ROSSO SPEAKS ON MINT BUSINESS LOUNGE
On the occasion of his trip to India to inaugurate the Mumbai Diesel store, Renzo Rosso gave a long interview to one of India’s most respected business newspapers, Mint. Rosso wants the Indian audience to know about Diesel philosophy, no two stores in any part of the world can look the same—the displays and merchandise are different. Rosso hopes to open seven stores in India this year and 22 within five years.

To read the full interview Click Here
 




M A S A L A  – Culture, Academy & Music
Given the increasing number of subscribers request to include and mention other events we’re starting a new section “MASALA ” which means mix in Hindi and allow us to inform our Indian & Italian friends about the best events happening in our respective countries. Enjoy!


30th MAY, ROMA: OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE MAXXI MUSEUM BY ZAHA HADID
The opening of the MAXXI last week has marked a great moment for contemporary art as well as for Roman and Italian culture, involving all the more important state and private institutions. The Italian National Gallery of Modern Art, together with other institutions belonging to the AMACI circuit, is participating in the museum inaugural exhibition loaning works of art.

For more information click here

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8th JUNE, FIRENZE: CONCERT OF GREAT INDIAN SITARIST ANOUSHKA SHANKAR
Anoushka Shankar, the daughter of legendary sitar master Ravi Shankar, will be in concert with her ensamble, Anoushka Shankar & Band,  in Florence at the Chiesa di S. Stefano al Ponte on June 8th,  2010. The youngest-ever nominee in the World Music category, Anoushka has emerged as one of the leading figures in World Music today as Sitar player and composer.

For more info Click here


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BOLLYWOOD GOES TO ITALY: FILM HOUSEFULL SHOT IN APULIA REGION
At the beginning of May the new film of Sajid Khan was released in Indian theatres. The film was partially shot in the beautiful region of Puglia, in South of Italy. The producers collaborated with the Italian tourism board (ENIT) of Mumbai and SCRIX Production in Milan. To support the release of the movie, the Apulia Film Commission has organized a communication campaign regarding cinema and tourism in India, funded by the Regional Tourism department, in cooperation with the tour operator Kuoni and film production company Nadiadwala Entertainment. "Housefull" is the third bollywood project realized in Puglia.

To check out the trailer click here




JOBS & INTERNSHIPS OPPORTUNITIES IN  INDIA
The ideal candidate should be fluent in both Italian and English languages (to write, read and speak) for below listed jobs & internships :


JOB OPPORTUNITY # 3

Leading Leading Power Transmission Equipment Company from Italy is looking for a Country manager for India, to set up the business activity and will report directly to the management in Italy. Both Italian and Indians can apply for the job. Previous experience in the sector would be a plus point. Indian candidates who have a basic knowledge of Italian language would be preferred.

If interested please send your CV to mumbai@ice.it mentioning Job opportunity # 3
 


INTERNSHIPS OPPORTUNITIES

Anand & Anand Law Firm – New Delhi
One of the leading Indian Law Firm is looking for an Italian Intern for its Italian Desk. The ideal candidate shall have a law background, better if with a previous working experience. Working in a law firm will give the candidate an inside view of a law practice in India and will have tremendous learning opportunity. Make sure your resume includes knowledge of a particular practice area that you are interested to work.
 
Send your CV to mumbai@ice.it mentioning Anand & Anand.


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SKP Group – Mumbai

SKP is a leading professional services group, providing inbound and outbound business setup, management assurance, transaction advisory, outsourcing and consulting services, is looking to host an Italian intern for their office in Mumbai to assist with their International clients. The internship should start from July-August up to December 2010.

If interested please send your CV to mumbai@ice.it mentioning SKP Group.

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Relations at Work India Advisory  - Mumbai

Relations at Work India Adivsory Pvt is a young and dynamic Italian consultancy firm assisting Italian companies, Industry associations and various other organization in setting up their Indian operations. The ideal candidate shall have an economic background and be available from September to December/February 2011. The office is located in Mumbai.

If interested please send your CV to mumbai@ice.it mentioning RWI.


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Italian Telecommunication  Company – Bengaluru

An Italian telecommunication company is looking for an Italian engineer with good English skills language to assist them in the setting up and launching of the Indian operations. The ideal candidate shall have a degree in electronic engineering and organizational and communicational skills. The base of operations will be in Bengaluru.

If interested please send your CV to mumbai@ice.it mentioning ITC.

 


NEW PUBLICATIONS

SPORTS RETAILING IN INDIA: OPPORTUNITIES, CONSTRAINTS AND WAY FORWARD
Market Research 2010
Sports retailing is a niche segment of retailing in which government, federations, manufacturers, sponsors and consumers play an important role. Over the years, India has developed as a sport sourcing hub mainly for export and the industry has been growing at an average annual rate of around 10-12% in the past five years. The country is hosting a series of international sporting events, which are likely to boost the industry and increase sports awareness. Also, sports promotion, training and infrastructure, and exports of sports goods are now the focus areas of the Indian government.

For more information and to get a copy of this publication, please contact Ms. Alessandra Marcarino at newdelhi@ice.it


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THE INDIAN PUBLISHING INDUSTRY
Industry Profile 2010
With a market size that's estimated at Rs 6,000 crore (including books, newspapers, magazines, periodicals and academic journals), India is the world's seventh largest book market overall, and third largest for books in English after the US and UK. India Publishing Market Profile 2008 has estimated the total book market to be approximately Rs. 100 bn. India is perhaps the only country in the world, which publishes books in more than 24 languages. There are over 16,000 to 17,000 publishers producing not less than 70,000 titles in all major Indian languages including English. The trade book market worth Rs 40 bn has a dominant market share in the Indian book market, of which the English language segment is worth about Rs. 24 bn.

For more information and to get a copy of this publication, please contact Ms. Jocelyn Fernandes at mumbai@ice.it

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AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION IN INDIA
Industry Profile 2010
The Italian Trade Commission, Kolkata conducted two market researches in 2009-10 on agricultural mechanization in India. In Italian language, titled “La meccanizzazione agricola in India: Profile 2009” In English language, titled “Agricultural mechanization in India: Profile 2010”. Both reports give an insight into the Agricultural Machinery Sector in India and how Italian companies could meet the increasing demand of commercial relations and industrial collaborations with Indian counterparts on this strategically important sector.

For more information and to get a copy of these publications, contact Mr. Saurabh Vajpai at: calcutta@ice.it

 


MIRC
For this month the Italian Trade Commission is pleased to display & share the following products:


THE BOOK OF DREAMS BY FEDERICO FELLINI (2008)
Edited by by Tullio Kezich and Vittorio Boarini
THE BOOK OF DREAMS BY FEDERICO FELLINI is an intriguing source of never-before-published writings and drawings, which reveals the master filmmaker’s personal vision and his infinite imagination. A unique combination of memory, fantasy, and desire, this illustrated volume is a personal diary of Fellini’s private visions and nighttime fantasies. Fellini, winner of four Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film, kept notebooks filled with unique sketches and notes from his dreams from the 1960s onward. This collection delves into his cinematic genius as it is captured in widely detailed caricatures and personal writings. His sketches focus on the profound struggle of the soul and are tinged with humor, empathy, and insight.

Now available for consultation, contact Ms. Jocelyn Fernandes: mumbai@ice.it


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DVD: HOLLYWOOD SUL TEVERE (2009)
Written and directed by Marco Spagnoli
Hollywood sul Tevere is a documentary based on twenty years of history of world cinema, from the 50’s to the 70’s, told through archive images of Luce institute, Cinecitta'. Two very important and unforgettable decades that have brought on the screen film such as Roman Holiday, Ben Hur and Cleopatra by Cinecitta'; in Rome, and the epicenter of Hollywood production in Europe. Parties, Premieres, awards, scandals lived between the Capital and the Venice Film Festival, are the heart of the restored images in a shimmering white and black, depicting some of the biggest stars of the past around Italy.

Now available for borrowing, (2 days free of cost), contact Ms. Jocelyn Fernandes at mumbai@ice.it


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