Netflix have released the trailer for their drama about Roberto Baggio’s life and career, titled Baggio: The Divine Ponytail. It is a dramatisation of the Italy international’s experiences, from childhood through to superstardom, the Ballon d’Or and the USA ’94 World Cup. Netflix have now released the trailer and given a start date of May 26. It wi...

Courage and Conviction: The True Story of Christopher Columbus is a thorough examination of the life and legacy of the fearless discoverer of America. Through expert interviews and archival footage, we look at the origins of Columbus Day and the symbolic role that Columbus has for Catholic immigrants, especially Italian Americans. Finally, the film...

Nine Italian citizens, all survivors of Auschwitz, shared their stories and these stories, alternating with personal and historical photographs and archive images from 1945, resulted in a documentary about the imprisonment in the Auschwitz concentration camp. Andra Bucci, Esterina, Calò Di Veroli, Nedo Fiano, Luciana Nissim Momigliano, Liliana Segr...

Amazon Prime Video, the video streaming service owned by Amazon.com, Inc AMZN -1.4%, continues to gain ground in Italian soccer. After securing exclusive rights of UEFA Champions League matches in Italy for the 2021-24 cycle, Amazon Prime Video will release All Or Nothing: Juventus, a sports documentary series that goes behind the scenes of the Ser...

It’s nervy to call something the last of anything, especially when it comes to neighborhoods. But as residents of The Hill in St. Louis see it, their community isn’t just the city’s Little Italy—it’s the last one in all of America. Scusi? What was that? You can almost hear the recriminations and curses coming from North Beach in San Francisco and B...

In a desolate valley outside Eureka, Nevada, lies the common grave where five Italian charcoal burners were shot dead in 1879 by a sheriff’s posse while striking for better wages on the burgeoning mining frontier. Their names were Giovanni Pedroni, Marcellus Locatelli, Teodoro Zesta, Pompeo Pattini, Antonio Canonica. Yet, for well over a century, t...

Italian director Gianfranco Rosi's 'Notturno' (Nocturne) has made the Oscar shortlist, for best documentary, along with Laura Pausini's song for the latest Sophia Loren film, 'La vita davanti a sé', (The Life Ahead), the Academy said Tuesday evening. The make-up and hair work for Matteo Garrone's Pinocchio also made the list, as well as Italian exp...

Filming for the documentary film “Le vie Aleramiche and Normanno Sveve”, which tells the story of the Norman and Swabian dynasties, is now almost completed. Fabrizio Di Salvo, its creator and director, chaired an online meeting with the key European partners in this ambitious cultural project. The Aleramici brought their culture to Sicily, where it...

Gianfranco Rosi’s latest distinctive documentary, “Notturno,” makes visual poetry out of suffering. A questionable strategy? Sure, but the Italian filmmaker, who does his own cinematography, also gives about equal time to the dignity of surviving here. It adds up to a thing of terrible, experiential and even rather contemplative beauty. Italy’s ent...

Ten shorts by the Sicilian documentary filmmaker Vittorio De Seta will be made available on the Criterion Channel, January 28. In recognition of 30 years since Martin Scorsese founded the Film Foundation, an organization dedicated to preserving cinema, Criterion Channel is releasing a number of films that have been saved and restored thanks to this...