Rome hosts a series of events on Wednesday in memory of the much-loved Roman actor and comedian Alberto Sordi who was born on this day 102 years ago. Sordi played mainly comic roles, enlivened by his Roman accent which was a trademark throughout a career that spanned seven decades. Much of his cinematic success was thanks to his accent which, ironi...

Alberto Sordi, the much-loved Roman actor, has been immortalised in a new mural in his native city on what would have been his 101st birthday. The giant homage to Sordi, who died in 2003, is located in the city's Garbatella district and was organised by Roma Cares, a charitable foundation of the football team AS Roma. The mural was unveiled on Via...

This November 2020 a very famous and acclaimed Italian actor and director celebrates his 70-year anniversary: Carlo Verdone. Recognized by many to be the heir of the great Alberto Sordi, Verdone has always tried to present in his movies the archetype of the “average Italian”, facing his daily problems, anxieties and joys. Some of his most appreciat...

Join Us For Our Annual Tuesday Night. Outdoor Italian Film Festival - Cinema Sotto Le Stelle. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Screenings Begin at 8:00 PM (near sunset) Your Safety Is Our Priority. Social distance practices will be in place. Space is limited. Registration is required. Gu...

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 5:00pm EST. Julian Sachs (Program Coordinator, Casa Italiana) interviews Mattia Minasi (actor), Stefano Ferrari (Director of Photography), Dado Carillo (Production Manager), Paola Sinisgalli (producer, director, screenwriter), Francesco Carnesecchi (director, screenwriter). The episode will be broadcast live on Casa Zerilli's Face...

If you think about Rome, the magnificence of the glorious Coliseum, the magical atmosphere you can breathe on the banks of the Tiber river and the deliciousness of some typical culinary products, such as pizza and pasta come to your mind. What about that famous picture of a man wearing a cap and eating with greed a huge dish of pasta, pronouncing o...

Attore, cantante, sceneggiatore, regista e doppiatore italiano, dopo avere esordito in varie trasmissioni radiofoniche, in riviste di varietà nei teatri, Alberto Sordi nei suoi films ha fatto conoscere l’Italia e gli Italiani nel mondo, la loro cultura, il loro carattere, la loro cucina, raccontando storie di vita quotidiana nei quartieri di belle...

The Alberto Sordi Museum and Foundation said Friday it would hold a show marking the 100th anniversary of his birth in the great actor's Roman villa from March to June this year. The foundation proposed the exhibit and the administration of Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi agreed to it, the foundation said.  The show will be in "various areas of the villa...

Whether you’re hunkered down under the polar vortex in North America or are bracing for the predicted snowfall in Europe, you are officially passing through what is known as “i giorni della merla” (the days of the blackbird), the period straddling the end of January and beginning of February that is traditionally considered the coldest of the year....

Saturday, September 05, 2015 - from 3:00 pm To 4:30 pm - Free entrance - Italy 2013, 70 minutes - Film in Italian with English subtitles - East Building Large Auditorium - National Gallery of Art - 401 Constitution Ave. NW - Washington, DC 20565   A new documentary on the iconic career of Alberto Sordi — arguably Ita...