Renowned costume and set designer Piero Tosi received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Academy Award for his outstanding design career. He earned five Academy Award nominations for costume design, in the films La Traviata (1983), La Cage aux Folles (1978), The Leopard (1963), Death in Venice (1971) and Ludwig (1973) – the latter three in collab...

Dopo aver trionfato a gennaio ai Golden Globes di Hollywood, "La grande bellezza" di Paolo Sorrentino ha conquistato anche il premio per miglior film straniero ai Bafta (British Academy of Film and Television Arts), considerato il premio Oscar britannico.   L'ultimo traguardo per il film di Sorrentino sarà a questo punto tra meno di tre sett...

Italian Americans and New Mexico have had a symbiotic relationship since the turn of the 20th century.   Though the relationship is stronger than ever, one aspect that always went under the radar was Italian films.   Read more   Source: http://www.abqjournal.com/    

By Barbara Vancheri   "The Mafia Kills Only in Summer" is like an Italian delicacy with intense sweet and bitter flavors. It will open the Pittsburgh edition of an 11-city Italian film festival.   The event, a collaboration between the University of Pittsburgh's Italian Program and the St. Louis nonprofit Italian Film Festival US...

We have 10 Italian directors who are leading an international revival for cinema from the land shaped like a boot. The old adagio of "Italians do it better" does not pertain to romance alone. Neorealism, also known as the Golden Age of Italian Cinema, is still remembered in the history of motion pictures as one of the most important and influe...

by Nick Vivarelli   Gabriele Ferzetti, the silently seductive Italian actor who rose to international prominence during the 1950's and 60's, when he played a dissolute playboy opposite Monica Vitti inMichelangelo Antonioni's melancholy masterpiece "L'Avventura," died in Rome on Wednesday.   He was 90. Ferzetti's stage, screen and...

by Silvia Donati   Italian-American director Jonas Carpignano is the author of the film Mediterranea, which tells the story of two African migrants, Ayiva, played by Koudous Seihon, and Abas (Alassane Sy), as they try to make better lives for themselves in Italy, after traveling from Burkina Faso to Rosarno, in the southern region of Calabri...

When: Doors open at 6:30pm and close at 6:55pmWhere: Embassy of Italy - Auditorium, 3000 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington, DC 20008   In 2014 the Istituto Luce turned 90, its decades-long history intertwined with that of Italy itself, through cinema and the unique treasure of images stored in the Luce Archives. To celebrate its anniversary,...

SculptureCenter is pleased to announce the simultaneous presentations of new work by four artists, Rossella Biscotti, David Douard, Radamés "Juni" Figueroa, and Jumana Manna, each artist to have a solo project in an U.S. institution for the first time.   SculptureCenter will present the U.S. premiere of Rossella Biscotti's film The Undercove...

By Kathryn Carse   If "The Godfather" is at the top of your favorite movie list, HBO has an offer you can't refuse. "The Godfather Epic" is a seven-and-a-half version of Francis Ford Coppola's films about the Italian-American Corleone family's rise in organized crime based on Mario Puzo's best seller. It cuts together "The Godfather" an...