"There Is No Place Like Home": Ordinarily tragic tales

Coming out in Italian cinemas on Valentine's Day, but with very little romance included, There Is No Place Like Home is the eleventh film by Gabriele Muccino (The Last Kiss), and marks a definitive return to Italy after a stint in America (The Pursuit of Happyness, Seven Pounds, Playing for Keeps, Fathers and Daughters). 

Italy at the Berlinale with Laura Bispuri in competition

The complete program of the Berlinale 2018 (February 15-25) is out, and Italy is confirmed with four selected features. Laura Bispuri is in competition with Daughter of Mine, starring Valeria Golino and Alba RohrwacherBrothers Damiano and Fabio D'Innocenzo's debut Boys Cry is featured in the Panorama line-up.

Cinecittà and the future: between Fellini and technological innovation

A big event dedicated to Federico Fellini in the 100th anniversary of his birth, the new Museum of the Audiovisual and Cinema, the relaunch of the studios with new international productions, an exhibition dedicated to Monica Vitti: these are some of the news that have been announced to a number of Italian and international journalists visiting the studios.

Rotterdam and Göteborg film festivals: Italian cinema galore

11 Italian films - features, documentaries, and shorts - are featured in the program of the Rotterdam International Film Festival (January 24 - February 4). The Göteborg Film Festival (January 26 to February 5) showcases 9 Italian titles instead. 

Antonioni: Full Retrospective at MoMA

In the tenth anniversary of his death, New York pays homage to Michelangelo Antonioni with a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) organized in collaboration with Istituto Luce Cinecittà.

Ferzan Ozpetek: My Beloved and Mysterious Naples

Naples is full of mystery and sensuality in Ferzan Ozpetek's upcoming Naples in Veils, that will be theatrically released in Italy on December 28 thanks to Warner. At this year's Torino Film Festival, where he chaired the jury back in 2014, the director showed a few minutes of the film.

"Lorello e Brunello": Challenging globalisation

The new documentary by Jacopo Quadri, a philosophical reflection on the passing of the seasons that praises the idea of returning to work on the land, is competing at the 35th Torino Film Festival

Milan's Filmmaker International Film Festival to welcome research cinema

The 2017 edition is set to open on Friday 1 December with Laurent Cantet's The Workshop. The programme boasts 103 titles, of which 21 will be world-premiering and 20 are due to premiere in Italy.

Massimo Ranieri: A Gothic and Psychedelic King Richard

"Despair, and die!" An unrecognizable Massimo Ranieri plays the leading role in Bloody Richard, a musical-pop-psychedelic adaptation of Shakespeare's Richard III directed by Roberta Torre. The film has been presented out of competition at this year's Turin Film Festival.