Suburban Hearts at the Quinzaine

Pure Hearts by first-time director Roberto De Paolis premiered at this year’s Quinzaine. Moving from the classical “boy meets girl”, the film aims to describe the everyday war among the lowest classes in the suburbs of Rome.

Claudia Cardinale: Don’t Call Me Diva

“I don’t like the star system, I’m a normal person.” In Cannes to present her latest film Nobili bugie at the Italian Pavilion, Claudia Cardinale looks shy when it comes to her image as a diva.

A Ciambra: Roma that Scorsese Likes

A Ciambra, second feature by Italo-American director Jonas Carpignano, has been warmly received upon its world premiere at the Quinzaine des Realisateurs.

Sicilian Ghost Story: a Sicilian Black Tale

After their successful debut, Salvo, directors Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza are back to the Croisette with their latest work, Sicilian Ghost Story, opening film of the Semaine de la critique in Cannes.

Franceschini: the European Challenge

Implementing decrees in the home stretch; reorganisation of Cinecittà on the horizon – with “the possibility for it to become a public ownership again with the involvement of Rai, and to inaugurate a new season of Italian cinema that could be able to attract foreign investments”; Europe as a big opportunity because “alone we are all small, but as EU we are the biggest producer and distributor of global contents.”

"The Mirror of Our Nature" at the Italian Pavilion

Located in the halls of the Hotel Majestic during the Cannes Film Festival, the Italian Pavilion celebrates Italian cinema with the multimedia installation "The Mirror of Our Nature - The Brilliant Side of Us". It is an immersive experience which narrates and sublimates typical Italian features such as gestures and expressiveness through the protagonists of Italian cinema: from Totò, Alberto Sordi, Anna Magnani, Claudia Cardinale, Vittorio Gassman, Roberto Benigni to new personalities like Antonio Albanese and Luca Marinelli. 

2Night: All in One Night

Ivan Silvestrini’s second film, a remake of an Israeli film, centres around two young strangers who plan to spend the night having sex, but can’t find a parking space.

Filming begins on Napoli velata by Ferzan Ozpetek

The latest film by the director of Loose Cannons will be a thriller with plenty of room for emotion and will star Giovanna Mezzogiorno and Alessandro Borghi.

The projects selected for FeatureLab 2017

The first workshop of the TorinoFilmLab’s new training programme will be held in the Netherlands in June. The pieces chosen include the second films by Katrin Gebbe and Franco Lolli.