The Lavazza Italian Film Festival driven by Fiat will once again showcase the very best new Italian cinema when it screens exclusively at Palace Cinemas.

The festival is proud to host the world premiere of The Space Between by Melbourne filmmaker Ruth Borgobello.

The first Australian-Italian feature co-production is a cross-cultural romantic drama starring Flavio Parenti and Maeve Dermody and a true celebration of la dolce vita.

Set between the vineyard-peppered countryside and electric blue Adriatic sea, The Space Between is a love story between Marco, an Italian ex-chef caught in a moment of great loss, and Olivia, a spirited young Australian in Italy to rediscover her roots and transform her life.


The Lavazza Italian Film Festival screens at Palace Barracks Cinema from September 28 to October 19. For more information, visit

A special preview screening of The Space Between will be held at Palace Barracks Cinema on Thursday 1 September at 6:30pm. Thanks to the Lavazza Italian Film Festival, we’ve got 25 double passes to give away — enter now for your chance to win!

HOW TO ENTER: Enter via the form below. *Entrants agree to receive future promotional offers from Bmag. This prize is not redeemable for cash and cannot be transferred. Competition closes 9am, Monday 22 August. UPDATE: This competition is now closed. Congratulations to our winners — Des Burke, Patricia Northfield, Deborah Gratwick, Trevor Bryant, Helen Bannister, Sharon Baker, Paul Scott, Darren Fry, Carla Angus, Giovanna Amatruda, William McGurk, J. Reid, Jenny Craner, Karen Jackson, Maria Mends, Judy Ridgewell, Margaret Malone, Gary Tucker, Cay McClelland, David Scholes, Fran Reynolds, Julianne Green, Kaye Harris, Julie Beinssen and Sandra Willett!