"Sicilian Ghost Story": from Sicily to Argentina

First at the Mar del Plata Film Festival and then on theatrical release from December 7, Antonio Piazza's and Fabio Grassadonia's Sicilian Ghost Story is ready to conquer Argentina. Following its world premiere in Cannes as the Opening Film of the Semaine de la critique, the film was sold to 35 territories, including China, Australia, Nordic countries, Brazil, France, and Hong Kong

"Les Gardiennes": Women at War

The First World War seen and recounted without explosions nor shootings, but through the female view of those countrywomen forced to run the farm while all the men were at the front. This is Les Gardiennes, the new film by Xavier Beauvois and it's no surprise that the producer who strongly wanted to make this film is a woman, Sylvie Pialat.

A Lesson in Restoration with L'immagine ritrovata

There's a great interest around the issue of film conservation and restoration in Argentina, the country with the largest filmic repertoire in Latin America, but also one that is suffering the almost total disappearance of its silent films A new institution, the Cinemateca y Archivio de la Imagen Nacional, was recently funded and is actually investing in the formation of specialized professionals.

Cinema Italian Style, in the Name of Antonioni

talian Cinema at centre stage in Los Angeles with the 13th edition of Cinema Italian Style, from November 16 to 21. The Opening Night at the Egyptian Theatre hosts the US Premiere of the Italian candidate at this year's Oscar®, Jonas Carpignano's A Ciambra.

TFF Featuring Comencini, Torre, Sibilia, Scimeca

Torino 35, the festival's main competition, features 15 films to be presented as Italian premieres. These include Andrea Tagliaferri's debut film Blu Kids, produced by Matteo Garrone, and Jacopo Quadri's Lorello and Brunello. New films by Francesca Comencini, Roberta Torre, Sidney Sibilia, and Pasquale Scimeca will be presented in the festival, too.

Paolo Genovese's "The Place": an Off-The-Grid Drama

Struck by the Netflix series The Booth at the End (2010-12), Paolo Genovese turn it into an off-the-grid drama: The Place, special event at the Rome Film Fest, starring Valerio Mastandrea, Sabrini Ferilli, Alba Rohrwacher, Alessandro Borghi and many more.

"Crater" Triumphs at Tokyo Film Fest

Silvia Luzi and Luca Bellino couldn't believe that was really happening: winning the Special Jury Prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival, presented by a jury headed by Tommy Lee Jones

Nanni Superstar: "I've Beaten Cancer Again, and I Tell It in a Short Film"

The "close encounter" with Nanni Moretti at the Rome Film Fest ended up in a very emotional way as the director confessed he had fought against a cancer relapse. The news was releaved by showing 8 minutes of his upcoming short film, Autobiografia dell'uomo mascherato (lit. Autobiography of the man in disguise). 

The Dark Side of the Invisible Boy

A decidedly dark turn for the sequel of Gabriele Salvatores' fantasy film The Invisible Boy - Second Generation. Michele, the superhero boy, is now 16 and deadling with his teen angst, quest for rebellion and a dark side that is knocking at the door.