The annual Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis & St. Paul returns with a four-day, 10-movie cavalcade at the St. Anthony Main Theatre. The lineup, running Thursday through Sunday, showcases the Minnesota debuts of nine films about life, language and culture Italian-style. It also includes a blast from half a century in the past, a crisp new restor...

Italian films long have long been known for their lush, evocative musical scores. Almost inseparable from the films, they enhance the storytelling with a romanticism and vigor not often seen elsewhere. The Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival has partnered with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra to bring that music to a live concert setting. On Feb....

On the year’s biggest night for movies, there’s only one film that deserves to take home kudos for Best Picture, and that’s Call Me by Your Name. Other nominees for Best Picture include groundbreaking films that chronicle important pieces of history or pave the way for a more diverse future of cinema, but nothing quite measures up to director’s Luc...

The Italian filmmaker will be honored at the annual fest which takes place the week before the Academy Awards. The 13th Annual L.A. Italia Film Fest is returning to Hollywood. This year's event will pay tribute to Call Me by Your Name director Luca Guadagnino and the film's producer Marco Morabito on March 2. The film will compete for four Academy...

She was described as “the most beautiful woman in the world” in the ’50s and ’60s. From Italian cinema, Gina Lollobrigida arrived in Hollywood, flown in by Howard Hughes himself. The international sex symbol captured the hearts of men everywhere, including famous ones—from Hughes himself to King Rainier III. She appeared in movies opposite iconic n...

The 10th Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis & St. Paul returns with nine films never before seen in Minnesota. From Thursday, February 22 through Sunday, February 25, this year’s festival offers an exciting lineup of documentaries, dramas, and comedies that will take viewers on a spectacular journey through the landscapes and stories of Italy and...

The mother of a childhood friend of mine, now in her 90s, still lives in our small hometown, Crema, near Milan. A few months ago, she started to tell us about a young, charming American actor named Tim who would pick her up in the mornings to have coffee in the piazza. My friend was worried and a little embarrassed. “My mother has a vivid imaginati...

Italy’s historic Istituto Luce–Cinecittà has selected WCPMedia Services to manage its massive catalog of Italian feature films and documentaries. The state-owned film producer, distributor and archive will use WCPMedia’s cloud-based platform to market, sell and distribute films to buyers worldwide. The catalog features hundreds of films including c...

In Search of Fellini, the new movie from writers Nancy Cartwright and Peter Kjenaas, is a whimsical journey from rural Ohio to the wonders of Italy. The one making this journey is Lucy (Ksenia Solo), a quiet young woman who has been sheltered her entire life by her mother, Claire (Maria Bello). When she breaks free of her home life, Lucy heads to t...

Los Angeles dedicates an entire day to one of the most famous Italian film icons in the world: Monica Bellucci. The Filming On Italy Festival, organized by Agnus Dei and the Italian Institute of Culture, opened on January 31st with the screening of Malèna by Giuseppe Tornatore, a movie that, back in 2000, consecrated Monica Bellucci as an internati...