The love story of Elio and Oliver, the stars of the Oscar-nominated “Call Me By Your Name,” has shined a spotlight on the small Italian city of Crema, bringing with it a new crop of love-struck travelers aching for fantasy and romance. Tourism to the city with a population of 35,000 has spiked — a trend that's expected to continue as the weather he...

Qual è il primo film americano in cui si vede Napoli? Qual è il primo film italo-napoletano in cui si parla di 'Merica? Chi fu il più autenticamente anti-americano fra Totò e Eduardo De Filippo? Quanto c'è di vero e inventato nei film La Pelle di Liliana Cavani (dall'omonimo romanzo di Curzio Malaparte) e Il Re di Poggioreale sulla figura del camor...

His epic saga Vikings has become one of the world’s most popular television shows, even boosting tourism in Scandinavia. The Tudors enjoyed similar success. Now Michael Hirst, the British screenwriter, is joining forces with Hollywood director Martin Scorsese, to make a series about a joint obsession: the Romans. The Caesars will tell the story of...

Bernardo Bertolucci and Luca Guadagnino hail from different generations, but both Italian directors have a bent for making sensual English-language films. And each knows what it’s like to be embraced by critics and audiences abroad but snubbed at home, as Bertolucci tells Variety in a rare interview. Perhaps that experience has helped fuel the two...

An HBO biopic starring Al Pacino as late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno will premiere April 7. HBO tweeted the premiere date Friday, along with a trailer to the film directed by Barry Levinson. HBO has said the film will focus on Paterno dealing with fallout from the child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. Th...

When: Thursday, March 08, 2018 From 6:00 pm To 7:30 pm - Where: Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington, DC 20008 - Organized by : IIC Washington, Embassy of Italy - Entrance : Free - Reservation May Be Required On the occasion of International Women's Day, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute, in collaboration wi...

Italian-American actor and producer Danny De Vito will get a top Italian honour at the L.A., Italia 2018 festival on March 2, organisers said Sunday. De Vito will become a 'Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic', one of Italy's highest civic honours. The award will be presented to De Vito by Italian Consul Antonio Verde, who s...

With two Top 5 Best of the City awards and scores of rave reviews under their belts, the folks at Italian Festivals of New Mexico (IFNM) are gearing up for another first-class NM Italian Film & Culture Festival.  In fulfillment of the nonprofit’s mission to promote Italian culture while giving back to the community, the much-anticipated annual fest...

Italy is a country of romance, even more so onscreen. Whether you're in the mood for gushy romance or something more realistic, there are plenty of Italian movies worth watching which tell tales of love in all its forms. Here are 11 of our top picks. Roman Holiday (1953)No list of romantic Italian films could be complete without a nod to Audrey Hep...

Marcello Mastroianni was the perfect film actor. He had the face of every man. Women fascinated, intrigued and sometimes baffled him. He fell victim to their beauty and rarely won out in a relationship. In short, he was like us. I first saw Mastroianni in 'City of Women,' one of the first feminist films ever made. It was directed by Federico Fellin...