There is an Italian talent behind the victory of the animated short The Windshield Wiper, which won an Oscar in its category on March 27th. Marco Regina has been the head of animation for the film directed by Alberto Mielgo and produced by Leo Sanchez, which won a statuette at the 94th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theater. Originally from Matera, Re...

Lady Gaga’s delightfully over-the-top performance in 2021’s House of Gucci — as Patrizia Reggiani, infamously convicted of hiring an assassin to kill her ex-husband, Maurizio Gucci, heir to the iconic Italian fashion house — was, alas, not enough to redeem an otherwise bloated, dour, disorganized mess of a film. But by god, Gaga was going to sell i...

At 69, Isabella Rossellini is loving life. In fact, the beloved actress says she's happier than ever. In a new interview with The Sunday Times, the star of stage and screen, who portrays cookbook author Simca Beck in the new series Julia, reminisced about the ups and downs of life as she moves toward age 70. “I’m happy to have lived a long life, bu...

Monday, May 9, 2022, 5:30 PM CDT. Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 North Michigan Avenue - Chicago, IL 60611. Inspired by his new book "Le Immagini dell’Amore" (The Images of Love) published for Marsilio, Roberto De Gaetano leads a dialogue with Prof. Armando Maggi, on representations of love in traditional literature and cinema, with a...

Famous for its history, food, and culture (as well as for being shaped like a boot), Italy is one of Europe's brightest gems. The Mediterranean country is home to a rich physical landscape that has given it the ability to portray many locations on film, from rural villages in The Godfather trilogy to fictional planets in a galaxy far, far away. The...

"The Godfather" is a film so legendary that its very name is practically synonymous with the art of cinema itself. The film focuses on the Corleone crime family, led by Don Vito Corleone (played by the incomparable Marlon Brando), whose young son Michael (Al Pacino) embarks on a dark descent into his family's business. This leads to a fair amount o...

Italy took center stage at this year’s edition of the Oscars, thanks to animation cinema. Credit goes to Marco Regina – the head of animation for The Windshield Wiper – who won a more-than-deserved award for the short, which he dedicated to love, the thread connecting all forms of human expression. But we must also thank Enrico Casarosa who, with L...

It can’t be denied—the late Italian film director Federico Fellini certainly enjoyed the finer things in life, and he loved to make movies about those finer things. There was the operatic, tearjerker La Strada (1954), which follows the life of a young girl sold to a circus by her mother, and 8 ½, which blended the line between fantasy and reality w...

Enit and Netflix have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the link between audiovisual production in Italy and tourism promotion and they present a study on the effectiveness and impact of films and television series on the perception and choice of Italy as a tourist destination. The Memorandum aims to create synergies and implement...

An icon of 1970s Italian cinema, he poured himself heart and soul into every part he played. One of the most masterful actors of his generation, Gian Maria Volonté was born in Milan in 1933. He studied his craft at Rome’s National Dramatic Arts Academy. Upon graduating in 1957, he found work right away in theater and television, quickly earning acc...