Sorrentino: describing Berlusconi as a man rather than as a politician

“Gianni Agnelli inherited all that he owns, I made it myself”, “I am sane and the magistrates are disturbed”, “I dream a world without jails.” These are some lines from the Berlusconi recounted in Paolo Sorrentino’s Loro 1.

"Bicycle Thieves" to be screened in Cannes Classics

Bicycle Thieves, the 1948 masterpiece by Vittorio De Sica, has been selected for Cannes Classics 2018. The film will be screened in a restored version to celebrate its 70th anniversary.

Visions du Réel: a landmark edition for Italian films

This year's Vision du Réel features a strong line-up of Italian films, between world premieres and films coming to Switzerland after a successful journey through international festivals.

Savona, Zanasi and Bellocchio at the Directors' Fortnight

The Directors’ Fortnight, to be held in Cannes from May 9 to 19, will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. Three Italian films have been selected: Stefano Savona’s Samouni RoadGianni Zanasi’s Troppa Grazia and Marco Bellocchio’s short film The Fight.

Garrone, Rohrwacher and Golino selected in Cannes

Matteo Garrone's Dogman and Alice Rohrwacher's Happy as Lazzaro will play in competition at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. Valeria Golino's Euphoria is selected in the Un Certain Regard section.

From "Hammamet" to "Dogman": the future of Rai Cinema

Paolo Del Brocco has presented the annual spring meeting with the press, held to discuss what’s new at Rai Cinema.

The Secrets of the Studios

A series of special visits, Secret Cinecittà will be held during the coming weekends of April, on April 25 and May 1. Accompanied by qualified guides, guests will be granted the possibility of accessing areas which are usually not accessible to the general public, such as the Cinegarden, the carpentry, the stage prop room, and the Presidential Building.

Michael Winterbottom and Ildiko Enyedi at the 19th Lecce European Film Festival

This year’s Champions of Italian Cinema are Kim Rossi Stuart and Jasmine Trinca, 10 European films are competing for the Golden Olive Tree, and the opening film is Nico Cirasola’s Rudy Valentino

Musical, animation, documentary: David Awards full of surprises

Neapolitan musical Love and Bullets by Manetti Bros. won Best Film at the 2018 David di Donatello Awards, earning 5 prizes out of 15 nominations. Two awards went to Jonas Carpignano's A Ciambra (Best Director and Best Editing)