At the last Academy Awards, the Italian director and screenwriter Paolo Sorrentino walked away with the Oscar for best foreign-language film, for "The Great Beauty," a scathing portrait of greed and bad taste in Berlusconi-era Rome.   This year his friend Paolo Virzi is competing for Italy with "Human Capital," a scathing portrait of greed a...

Robert De Niro's attorney is threatening legal action against Italian director Stefania Grassi after she accused the movie star of plagiarising her work for his short film Ellis. The Raging Bull actor stars in the 14-minute movie, written by Eric Roth and directed by Frenchman JR, about a man who roams the hallways of an abandoned immigrant ho...

By Bettye Miller   UCR's Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages presents documentary filmmaker Fred Kujo Kuwornu and his film "18 Ius Soli" on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in CHASS Interdisciplinary 1111. Kuwornu is an Italian-Ghanaian activist-producer-writer-director who was born and raised in Italy. &nbs...

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman are set to play themselves on holiday around Italy in a film directed by Paul Sorvino called One More Time, their agent said Monday.   Venice, Florence and the Tuscan riviera will be among the places the Hollywood legends will visit, Oscar Generale said on a location-picking missio...

On Tuesday, April 29th 2014 the 15th annual Newport Beach Film Festival will present its Italian Spotlight, an evening celebration of Italian cinema and culture. The event will feature the Orange County premiere of the highly acclaimed film, A Five Star Life (Viaggio Sola), followed by a festive post screening gala. Irene (Margherita Buy, winner o...

Anche se ti chiami Kennedy non è detto che il tuo destino sia quello di entrare in politica. Magari sei solo un ragazzo normale classe '84 che, come molti suoi coetanei americani, ha deciso di studiare un anno in Italia e ha vissuto come uno dei tanti studenti universitari fuori sede, tra amori incasinati, nuovi amici, discoteche, lavori improvvisa...

Italian director Sergio Leone never saw the American version of his final film, the 1984 gangster epic "Once Upon a Time in America," starring Robert De Niro.   Leone had already made painful trims in his favored four-hour-plus version to get the running time down to 3 hours and 49 minutes for its presentation at the 1984 Cannes Film Festiva...

by Silvia Simonetti   Sometimes we are too prone to think that countries like Italy, rich in artistic, historical, natural, and culinary traditions, barely need any promotion as tourist destinations.   Thanks to its stunning landscapes, fascinating lifestyle, and quality manufacturing, Italy is also supposed to attract investments and...

June, 16 2015 - 6PM Italian Cultural Institute - 686 Park Avenue - New York - CLICK HERE TO RSVP The documentary "Cinema, Maestro!" leads you into a tour of memories highlighting many successful protagonists behind the cameras. The documentary makes you discover how in the last fifty years - from the Fontana Sister to Milena C...

Escape the heat (or give in to the eery fog) with summer chills Italian style. Three films from a more disconcerting, though no less accomplished, side of the Italian psyche: Fiorile (1993, 105 min), 20 August. Register here. Romanzo criminale (2005, 154 min), 27 August. Register here.Girl by the Lake (2007, 95 min), 3 September. Register her...