The L.A. Italia Fest, which opens this Sunday, is set to honor Italian directors Bernardo Bertolucci and Paolo and Vittorio Taviani in recognition of their great contribution to the cinematic arts. The festival will open on Feb. 17 with a special screening of the Taviani Bros.’ 2007 film, The Lark Farm, introduced by actor Alessandro Preziosi. And...

Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian director of Last Tango in Paris and The Last Emperor, has died in Rome, aged 77. Born in Parma in 1941, his other films included The Conformist, The Dreamers, 1900 and The Sheltering Sky. Winner of two Oscars, for directing and co-writing The Last Emperor, he was known for his bold visual style and the controversy stoke...

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...

This year's Los Angeles Italia Film Fest is to fete legendary director Bernardo Bertolucci on the 30th anniversary of his multi-Oscar triumph at the Oscars with The Last Emperor. "It will be a sincere and dutiful homage to the legendary maestro whom all of Hollywood still adores today," said fest founder Pascal Vicedomini.

The Bay Area is being graced by a jam-packed day of Bertolucci films to be played at the Castro Theater (429 Castro Street) on October 18th. Entitled, BERTOLUCCI - A FILM SERIES, the event will encompass four of the legendary Italian director's films from the 70's, 80' and 90's.   The series will also feature the exclusive Northern Californi...

Lo scorso 4 luglio, oltre ai festeggiamenti per il Giorno dell'Indipendenza, gli Stati Uniti hanno anche celebrato il ritorno dietro la cinepresa del maestro del cinema italiano contemporaneo, Bernardo Bertolucci.   Dopo quasi dieci anni di assenza dalle scene ed oltre trenta dal suo ultimo film in lingua italiana ("La tragedia di un uomo ri...

Following the success of the 2013 film series PASOLINI, we are presenting four of the most successful and loved works by legendary Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci. BERTOLUCCI - A Film Series will engage the audience in a one-day pursuit of a dream that arose from a prolific cinematic career spanning over fifty years.   The fes...

by Jonathan Bazzi   Ennio Morricone (Rome, 1928) started out as a trumpeter, but became the composer of the most beautiful and memorable soundtracks in film history. From early on he was successful in the spaghetti western genre, writing the music for the great masterpieces of Sergio Leone.   As early as the 1960s he composed for nume...

  Sono 20 milioni i visitatori attesi ad Expo Milano 2015, di cui 6 milioni dall’estero. È partita, dunque, la positiva competizione dei territori italiani per attrarre turisti e promuovere le proprie bellezze. L’Emilia-Romagna per farsi vedere nel mondo utilizzerà anche il cinema.   Nell’ambito del festival Visioni Italiane, vuole off...

by Matthew Benbenek   Since the early years of cinema, Italian filmmakers have been at the forefront of the international film scene, working to promote and innovate the medium. From the experimental silent films, Italian cinema evolved and invented a new genre of neo-realism through which they created some of the most emotionally powerful a...