A journey around Sicily and among Sicilians. The attachment to the Italian heritage and the passion to tell stories and help understand culture from a new, extraordinary perspective.   Director Luca Vullo, from Caltanissetta, has put his abilities, knowledge, and interests together and is now one of the most interesting young professionals a...

In this presentation, I will analyze the Passion of Stracci, the poor film extra in Pier Paolo Pasolini's La ricotta. I will focus on his characteristics as homo sacer and point out the visual dynamics of his Passion, in contrast to his counterpart, the cynical director of a mannerist movie on the Crucifixion who observes his death as the subprolet...

by Gina Mastrangelo   'American Hustle' tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild Italian-American FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper).   DiMaso pushes them into a world of New Jer...

by Mauro Battocchi   Good news for the new Italian cinema in San Francisco: after winning the Tribeca Film Fest's Nora Ephron Prize in New York City, Laura Bispuri has just won the Golden Gate Awards New Directors Prize at the San Francisco International Film Festival - $ 10,000 in cash - for her Sworn Virgin. The jury was composed of produc...

The 8th Annual Italian Film Festival is less than two weeks away! We have a wonderful line-up of ten films never before seen in Minnesota, including a silent film with live accompaniment by avant-garde band Sun Silo. Comedies, dramas, crime, romance--it's all here at the Italian Film Festival!   The best way for ICC members to support the Fe...

  WTI Magazine #81    2016 July 15Author : Giovanni Verde      Translation by:   Widely regarded as one of the fathers of the Italian song writing, Domenico Modugno is one of two Italian artists, along with Renato Carosone, who had the ability to sell records in the United States with songs in the original Italian language. Domenico Modugno was...

By Alessandra Mastroianni   Dolomites soar in Edoardo Ponti's last film. These harsh and intimidating mountains at first sight, become the finishing line of a journey towards a new life.   "The Night Shift Belongs to the Stars" is a short film based on an original story by Erri De Luca. In less than 30 minutes, director Edoardo Ponti...

by Marco Bruna   "When my friends at Istituto Luce Cinecittà, Cineteca di Bologna, and Dolce&Gabbana said they wanted to restore Cinema Paradiso, I was incredulous: "Thank you, but the film has just been released, why would you restore it?"   Twenty-six years have passed since Giuseppe Tornatore's most appreciated film debuted in...

JUNE 06, 2015 - 6:00 PMCasa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò - 24 West 12th Street - New York, NY 10011 A round table with representatives of the artistic delegation of Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2015, which includes:   Francesca Archibugi, director (Il nome del figlio / An Italian Name)Duccio Chiarini, director (I dolori del giovane E...

by Nick Vivarelli   Giuseppe Tornatore's new film "Correspondence," in which lovers Olga Kurylenko and Jeremy Irons communicate largely via Skype and text messages, marks the Oscar-winning director's third English-language film after "The Legend of 1900" and, more recently, art world thriller "The Best Offer," which did stellar biz at the It...