The artistic director of the 14th Rome Film Festival, Antonio Monda, announced the complete festival lineup during a press conference Friday at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, together with the president of the Rome Cinema Foundation, Laura Delli Colli. One of the most highly anticipated films is Martin Scorsese's The Irishman, which Monda calle...

She stripped naked to protest against harsh laws restricting IVF in Italy which are based on Catholic principles, has no qualms about appearing nude, and is an agnostic, yet Monica Bellucci agreed to star in Mel Gibson’s very Catholic movie, The Passion of the Christ (2004). The beautiful, free-spirited Italian actress was born on September 30, 196...

Just as ordering ristretto at a coffee shop promises a caffeinated wallop in a small dose, the San Diego Italian Film Festival’s new competition promises to demonstrate the power of short films. The festival will be held at Balboa Park’s Museum of Photographic Arts from Tuesday through Oct. 27. Of the 60 submissions to the festival’s short-film com...

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has announced a partnership with Italy’s Istituto Luce – Cinecittà under which the state film entity will become a “founding supporter” of the museum as part of a five-year agreement that will involve a series of annual events celebrating Italian cinema. The Italian cinema series will kick off with a centennial...

Ieri sera “Il traditore” di Marco Bellocchio è finalmente arrivato a New York in occasione del NY Film Festival. La proiezione è avvenuta nella sala Alice Tully, la sala più grande del complesso del Lincoln Center (oltre 1000 posti) e quella dedicata ai film più ‘importanti’ del Festival. Sala piena di un pubblico italiano e di uno americano che qu...

Lina Wertmüller, the director and writer of films including The Seduction of Mimi, Love and Anarchy and Swept Away, is finally being celebrated stateside for her landmark career, beginning with a series of events this month in Los Angeles. The Italian filmmaker was the first woman to ever receive an Academy Award nomination for best director in 197...

BWC Films has acquired US and Canada distribution rights to the award-winning drama Lucania - Land, Blood, and Magic by Italian director Gigi Rocatti. The film stars Joe Capalbo and Angela Fontana. Capalbo is an experienced actor that has worked with directors Peter Greenaway, Abel Ferrara, and Mel Gibson (The Passion of the Christ). Fontana (Indiv...

On Monday October 14th at 8:30 pm, the Rome Film Fest will enter the concert hall of the Teatro dell'Opera for the world premiere screening of La prima donna, the new documentary film by Tony Saccucci starring Licia Maglietta. The screening is part of the programme of pre-opening events taking place ahead of the 14th Rome Film Fest, which will be h...

Julio Vincent Gambuto sets his film in a part of the world that owns his heart: Staten Island. Now, he’s among A-listers in the Mill Valley Film Festival, where his feature film “Team Marco” will make its world premiere on Sunday, Oct. 6. The 92-minute production is listed in the “family films” category, screening at 11:45 a.m. PST on Sunday, Oct....

In 2020, the Italian Film Festival (IFF) celebrates its eleventh anniversary! This time again, the IFF will offer two award opportunities for the best short films made by emerging filmmakers working and living in Italy and Minnesota. The Building Bridges: Emerging Filmmakers Awards ask filmmakers to submit short films that present their very own ar...