The life of an Italian immigrant who later founded one of the largest charitable organizations in the world will be captured in a film that includes scenes to be shot in Buffalo beginning next month. Hundreds of people are sought to be hired as paid extras. The film, Cabrini, will be a biopic of Francesca Saviero Cabrini, who was later known as Fra...

Take it from us: You do not want to watch Luca on an empty stomach. A heartfelt celebration of Italian culture, Pixar's latest original feature (which splashes onto Disney+ this weekend), will make your mouth water with its unbelievably realistic depictions of gelato, fresh pasta, and large sandwiches. The movie's director, Enrico Casarosa (who hel...

The future as we imagined it by watching science fiction movies could be closer than we believe. In particular, a project created in 2012 from a vision of entrepreneur Elon Musk, who hypothesized a super speed ground-level transportation system, in which people could travel in a hovering pod inside a vacuum tube at a very high speed, could soon bec...

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...

Fri, June 18, 2021. 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM CEST. ONline event. Organized by the Italian Cultural Center of San Diego. SDIFF Artistic Director Antonio Iannotta will be in conversation with "Luca" director Enrico Casarosa (of Pixar's 2011 Oscar-nominated short "La Luna), producer Andrea Warren ("Lava," "Cars 3"), actor Marco Barricelli (voice of Massimo i...

Pixar movies have been set in all kinds of places: a coral reef, a closet full of toys, and the inside of the human brain are just a few examples of such creative flights of fancy. But with Luca, the original new fantasy coming from the fabled studio that will stream exclusively on Disney+ next month, director Enrico Casarosa and the filmmaking tea...

Raggiunta finalmente l’Unità nel marzo del 1861, l’Italia cominciò subito a tessere relazioni diplomatiche con gli Stati Uniti d’America. Sono passati 160 anni da allora, anni in cui i due Paesi hanno rafforzato il proprio cammino democratico, condiviso gli stessi valori di libertà, promosso i diritti umani, il rispetto delle minoranze, lo Stato di...

As the Asti International Film Festival celebrated its 10-year anniversary, on May 29 it bestowed the esteemed “Best Director” award to Luca Guardabascio of Rome for his direction of the Italian American docufilm, “Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Saved?” (“I passeggeri sono salvi?”) The multi-award winning docufilm was written and produced by Ital...

Oscar-winning Italian actress Sophia Loren received the keys to Florence at a ceremony in Palazzo Vecchio on 5 June. After conferring the honour, Florence mayor Dario Nardella performed a violin version of O sole mio especially for the veteran star of Italian cinema. Loren was greeted by crowds outside a new restaurant that bears her name - 'Sophia...

Filmmaker Luca Guadagnino revealed in a recent interview that he has no immediate plans to make a sequel to his hit 2017 drama "Call Me By Your Name."  "The truth of the matter is, my heart is still there, but I'm working on this movie now, and I'm hopefully going to do 'Scarface' soon, and I have many projects and so will focus on this side of the...