Totes in

Of course one of the great pleasures of Il Cinema Ritrovato is strolling along a shady colonnade with your festival tote bag slung over your shoulder, packed out with sun cream, water bottle and 3lbs of festival programme. One of the better ways of marking oneself out as a gormless tourist.

Not to be outdone, our substitute festival also has a (very exclusive, unfortunately) commemorative bag made possible by the kind sponsorship of the official fictional radio station of the festival – Radio West. Featuring a delightful poster for Sacha Guitry’s ‘Le Roman d’un Tricheur’, the image captures perfectly the deception that is at the heart of Il Cinema Sostituto.

We’ve just taken delivery and those of us who will, surely, be meeting in Bologna next year can look forward to confusing our fellow festival goers with this head-turning item.