The Embassy of Italy in Washington and the Italian consular network in the United States are celebrating the first Made in Italy Day, on the anniversary of the birth of Leonardo da Vinci, with a program of initiatives across the country. In Washington, the Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Mariangela Zappia, hosts today the event “Italian C...

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, designed by Renzo Piano, celebrated Italian Cinema in collaboration with Cinecittà. Italy has won more Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film than any other country, with 14 wins. The program, which ran from September 6 to October 4, focused on Italian Cinema/Nuovo Cinema Italiano of the last five...

The Sundance Institute announced that Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Luca Guadagnino will receive the International Icon Award at Opening Night: A Taste of Sundance presented by IMDbPro on January 19 in Park City. The 2023 Sundance Film Festival will take place January 19–29, 2023, in person in Park City, Salt Lake City, and the Sundance Resort,...

Italy in 2022 made several landmark strides in the international entertainment arena: an Italian play, Stefano Massini’s “The Lehman Trilogy,” garnered five Tony Awards, a prize the country had never conquered; Roman rock band Måneskin scored a Grammy nomination; and even as domestic box office plunged this year, Italian film exports mushroomed.  M...

When Luca Guadagnino encountered the isolated, searching outcasts at the heart of “Bones and All” in Dave Kajganich’s screenplay from Camille DeAngelis’ novel, the Italian filmmaker was reminded of a quote from philosopher György Lukács he’d long cherished. “It said, more or less, that to be a human being means to be alone,” recalls Guadagnino. “At...

Luca Guadagnino surveys the life and work of luxe Italian footwear designer Salvatore Ferragamo in “Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams,” which opens at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center Dec. 2. “Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams” tells the story of Salvatore Ferragamo who grew up poor in Bonito, Italy, and began his c...

When “Bones and All” picked up two prizes at the Venice Film Festival — Luca Guadagnino for best director and Taylor Russell for best young actor – there was a sense that the Lido laurel had been a long time coming for the Italian director. Guadagnino had walked the awards ceremony red carpet with his mom, Alia, after flying back to Venice from Tel...

“My father was the genius, but my mother was the one that kept the dream alive.” That is what I recall Salvatore Ferragamo — yes, of those Ferragamos — mentioning to me at a thing he was hosting in Toronto, many years ago now, at the now-shuttered Grano, a one-time Yonge & Eglinton bolt-hole of Italian culture and food. A grandson of the storied sh...

Through several beautifully costumed movies—including A Bigger Splash and I Am Love—Luca Guadagnino has always been a filmmaker of lusciously chic images. So it was about time that he signed his name under an expressly fashion-focused film. With his documentary Salvatore: Shoemaker Of Dreams, the Italian director does exactly that, delivering an op...

Five Italian films will be in the running for the Golden Lion at the 79th Venice Film Festival, which runs from August 31 to September 10, organizers said Tuesday. They are Il Signore delle Formiche (The Lord of the Ants) by Gianni Amelio, Bone and All by Luca Guadagnino, Chiara by Susanna Nicchiarelli, Monica by Andrea Pallaoro and Emanuele Criale...