Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli and acclaimed filmmaker Luca Guadagnino are collaborating on a film together. Named The Staggering Girl, the movie stars Julianne Moore, Mia Goth and Kiki Layne. It tells the story of Francesca, an Italian-American writer (played by Moore), who lives in New York and has to return back home to Rome to retrieve her agei...

THE TRAITOR, the true story of the man who brought down the mafia directed by award-winning director Marco Bellocchio (Fists in the Pocket, Devil in the Flesh) is opening in LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK on January, 31, 2020. Watch the trailer here. THE TRAITOR tells the true story of Tommaso Buscetta, the man who brought down the Cosa Nostra. In the ea...

This is FRESH AIR. This year marks the centennial of the birth of Italian film director Federico Fellini, who was born on January 20, 1920. To celebrate the occasion, the Italian government has packaged a worldwide traveling retrospective of his films, Federico Fellini at 100. Its first stop in the U.S. began yesterday at the Pacific Film Archive i...

A locally funded and produced interactive film reports on a contentious point in American history — and explores a personal family story for the filmmaker whose grandfather is the subject. "Watching Leo" is on display as part of the North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival, which is currently in Fargo and will also visit Bismarck and Minot later thi...

As Italy celebrates the centenary of the birth of Federico Fellini, we outline some of Rome's sites most associated with the great Italian film director who died in 1993. Trevi FountainThe landmark most readily associated with Fellini is without doubt the Trevi Fountain, whose baroque majesty played a central role in La dolce vita (1960). The film'...

Silent films can be an acquired taste. Melodramatic plots and the absence of synchronized sound are not to everyone’s liking, but those aren’t good enough reasons to dismiss the genre as archaic or tedious. There’s much more to these films than meets the eye, including the story of the Italian divas, Lyda Borelli first among them, who defined the a...

Kaley Cuoco might have complained that she looked "too Midwest" as she played Penny on "The Big Bang Theory," but the actress is over in Europe right now. Kaley is shooting her new TV show "The Flight Attendant," and she's been keeping Instagram updated on the whole thing. FYI, if you need an insight into Kaley's experiences so far in Italy, they'v...

Acclaimed actor Robert De Niro is receiving a Life Achievement Award at this year's Screen Actors Guild Awards. The award is given annually to someone who fosters the "finest ideals of the acting profession." De Niro has been starring in films for more than 50 years. Gabrielle Carteris, president of the trade union SAG-AFTRA, called De Niro "one of...

Cinecittà Studios presents a permanent exhibition-installation dedicated to the Maestro Federico Fellini curated by his production designer Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo. January 20, 2020, marks the 100th birthday of Fellini. To mark the event, Cinecittà will present him with a gift, Felliniana - Ferretti dreams of Fellini. The exhibit wi...

In the first 24 hours of its release on January 1, the musical comedy Tolo Tolo was the biggest grossing Italian film of all time. Its subject matter: migration, Italian society and the right to dream, which has set Italy talking. Checco Zalone is used to big box office figures and Italian accolades. Over the last few years, films about the comic p...