Locarno: "The Guest" by Duccio Chiarini

“Hurt is useful as much as happiness.” It’s songwriter Brunori SAS who quotes himself in Duccio Chiarini’s The Guest, presented in the Piazza Grande of the Locarno Film Festival

Locarno: "My Beloved Enemy" by Denis Rabaglia

We already know that families can be nests full of venom: in Denis Rabaglia’s My Beloved Enemy – presented in the Piazza Grande of the Locarno Film Festival – the family fight is all but fair.

Locarno: "Just Like My Son" by Costanza Quatriglio

“This film is born from a very precious encounter in my life. That with Mohammad Jan Azad, one of the protagonists of my documentary Il mondo addosso.” Costanza Quatriglio uses these words to present Just Like My Son, out of competition at the Locarno Film Festival.

Locarno: "Likemeback" by Leonardo Guerra Seràgnoli

Once again in the middle of the sea to lay bare desires, hopes, and realities of the characters and the world under investigation. Once again set on a boat, this time lost in the Croatian sea, the sophomore feature by Leonardo Guerra SeràgnoliLikemeback, is competing in the Cineasti del presente section of the Locarno Film Festival.

Locarno: "Menocchio" by Alberto Fasulo

“My biggest emotion in participating in the Locarno competition? The fact that in the 1940s one of my favorite directors, Roberto Rossellini, participated in this same competition with one of his most beautiful and complex films, Germany Year Zero." Competing in Locarno with his fourth film MenocchioAlberto Fasulo’s ideas on cinema are very clear. 

Locarno: Martina Melilli's "My Home in Libya"

Video-artist Martina Melilli presents My Home in Libya, selected out of competition at the Locarno Film Festival.

Venice competition includes Guadagnino, Martone and Minervini

Three Italian films have been selected in competition at the 75th Venice International Film Festival (August 29 – September 9): Capri-Revolution by Mario Martone, Suspiria by Luca Guadagnino, and What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire by Roberto Minervini.

Selection of the Giornate degli Autori revealed

The Giornate degli Autori will take place during the 75th Venice Film Festival and present a line-up including 11 films in competition, a homage to Golden Lion winner Alexander Kluge, and many special events.

Venice Critics' Week unveils its 2018 line-up

The 33. Venice International Film Critics' Week unveiled its line-up. The selection is curated by the General Delegate Giona A. Nazzaro together with film critics Luigi Abiusi, Alberto Anile, Beatrice Fiorentino and Massimo Tria.