Part of director/screenwriter/actor Massimiliano Finazzer Flory’s tour of the Southwest organized by the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles to celebrate the 500th year of Leonardo da Vinci’s death with select screenings of his award-winning film. Finazzer Flory, the film’s writer and director, also plays the role of da Vinci in his unique do...

Ettore Scola is one of the most appreciated names in Italian cinema. His name is associated with seminal works of contemporary Italian cinema such as 1974 C’eravamo Tanto Amati (We all Loved Each Other so Much), starring Nino Manfredi, Vittorio Gassman, Stefania Sandrelli and Aldo Fabrizi, 1977 Una Giornata Particolare (Special Day), starring Sophi...

An official selection at the Venice and TIFF (where it won the top Platform prize), The Match Factory has released the first international trailer for Pietro Marcello’s adaptation of Jack London’s Martin Eden ahead of its North American premiere at this year’s New York Film Festival. The first preview also comes on the heels of Kino Lorber picking...

A brand new channel is set to launch via Amazon in December and will feature Italian movies of yesterday and today. Movie Italy will make available on demand the monumental classics that have stood the test of time as well as contemporary films, demonstrating the evolution of Italian cinema.The project is being spearheaded by Italian distribution c...

Marco Bellocchio's mafia informant film The Traitor has been selected as Italy's submission for the international feature film category at the 2020 Oscars. The film, which competed in Cannes, is based on the true story of Tommaso Buscetta (played by Pierfrancesco Favino). Credited as the "boss of the two worlds," Buscetta is known as the first mafi...

Friday October 4, 2019, 6:00 PM. $25 Italian Cultural Center of San Diego, 1629 Columbia Street  - San Diego, CA 92101. Professor Gabriella Ponzoli will provide an introduction to Ferrante's work which will include excerpts from her two books featured at FeStivale: L'Amore molesto and I giorni dell'abbandono. The ticket also includes entry to the F...

With 1964's A Fistful of Dollars, Italian screenwriter and director Sergio Leone brought an entirely new sensibility to the Western, incorporating ideas from other genres within the framework of a tale set in the Old West. In doing so, he not only created a new type of film, the Spaghetti Western, but also launched the film career of its star, Clin...

Through a rally of gunfire and the drama of a well publicized trial, Italian director Marco Bellocchio returns to New York for his newest movie, The Traitor. Depicting the true life story of Tommaso Buscetta (played by Pierfrancesco Favino), The Traitor follows a Sicilian mafia boss who leaves the cartel to become an informant and take down the mos...

"Mother Cabrini," an EWTN original film produced by CRISTIANA Video, will be screened by the Chamber of Deputies at the Palazzo Montecitrorio in Rome at 4 p.m. local time, Sept. 24. (Italy's Chamber of Deputies is equivalent to the U.S. House of Representatives or Britain's House of Commons.) The event will feature the premiere of the Italian-dubbe...

Sophia Loren compie 85 anni. La diva nata a Pozzuoli il 20 settembre del 1934 non smette di stupire e accettare sfide professionali. Sara' infatti la protagonista del prossimo film del figlio Edoardo Ponti 'La vita davanti a sè'', dieci anni dopo 'Nine' suo ultimo lavoro. Il film, tratto dall'omonimo romanzo di Romain Gary, racconta la storia di Ma...