Valentina Carnelutti and the Great Beauty of Supporting Actors

An experienced actress who has travelled across Italian cinema with her discreet and always effective presence, Valentina Carnelutti is a jury member at the 53th Pesaro Film Festival and discussed her career.

“Penalty”: Immigration and Struggle for Survival.

In competition at the Figari Film Fest, the winner of this year's Italian Golden Globes for Best Short Film: Penalty by Aldo Iuliano.

Federico Francioni: Journey through the Post-Tiananmen Generation

The only Italian film in competition at the 53th Pesaro Film Festival is The First Shot by Italian Molise-born director Federico Francioni and Chinese filmmaker Yan Cheng, portraying distressed young adults born in China in the post-Tiananmen era.

Blu Yoshimi: Between “Feather” and the World of Likes

At the Pesaro Film Festival, young actress Blu Yoshimi discusses the role of the actor in contemporary Italian cinema.

Bertani, “Producer on the Move”: Towards a New Auteur Cinema

“We can be more adventurous.” Selected as Producer on the Move at the Cannes Film Festival, Tommaso Bertani illustrates his work philosophy.

Annarita Zambrano: “We Are All Held Hostage by Violence”.

Annarita Zambrano’s debut feature After the War, starring Giuseppe Battiston and Barbora Bobulova, premiered at this year’s Un Certain Regard. A fresh take on the so-called ‘years of lead’ through the eyes of the family of a former red terrorist. 

Leonardo Di Costanzo: “The Intruder Is a Universal Story”

Leonardo Di Costanzo, director of The Interval, presents his latest film The Intruder at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs 2017.

Castellitto and Mazzantini: “Lucky, A Greek Tragedy in Tor Pignattara”

In conversation with Sergio Castellitto and Margaret Mazzantini, director and scriptwriter of Lucky, who explain how they tailored the role of a genuine suburban woman on Jasmine Trinca. The film has been presented in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival 2017.

Charles Tesson - Artistic director, Critics’ Week

“Placing documentaries and animated films alongside fiction”. Charles Tesson, artistic director of the Cannes Critics’ Week, discusses his 2017 selection.