'Open Roads' Italian film series highlights the career of Valentina Cortese and much more

Jun 02, 2018 189

BY: Maria Garcia

Reflecting the zeitgeist, “Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2018" offers several female-centered stories this year, although of the 17 feature-length narrative films and documentaries at the festival, only two are directed by women. Most screenings are followed by question-and-answer sessions with the filmmakers and members of the cast.

Organized by The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Istituto Luce Cinecittà, “Open Roads” familiarizes audiences with the longstanding and contemporary concerns of Italians, among them the problem of organized crime, and the role of the Roman Catholic Church in Italian society. The festival is a reminder of Italy’s unique contributions to the cinema, including Italian Neo-Realism and commedia all’Italiana, but also its reputation for fine screen acting—and an undying affection for prima donnas.

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SOURCE: http://www.filmjournal.com/

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