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October shooting for Placido's Pasolinian Caravaggio

A Pasolinian Caravaggio. After 7 Minutes starring Ambra Angiolini, Fiorella Mannoia, Maria Nazionale, and Ottavia Piccolo, Michele Placido is preparing his new film focusing on Caravaggio. Working title is Nel buio la tua luce (lit. In the dark, your light).

Manetti Bros. and Ozpetek lead David di Donatello nominations

At this year's David di Donatello, the game is between Manetti BrosLove and Bullets with 15 nominations and Ferzan Ozpetek's Naples in Veiles with 11. Gianni Amelio's Holding HandsPaolo Genovese's The Place and Susanna Nicchiarelli's Nico, 1988 follow with 8 noms, then Jonas Carpignano's A Ciambra with 7.

Italian Pavilion: a homage to light and creative vitality

Realized by Luce Cinecittà in collaboration with Anica and the support of General Directorate for CinemaMinistry of Economic Development and Ice, the Italian Pavilion in Berlin is a homage to light and creative vitality. 

James Ivory, a new Italian project

A new project is in the making in New York for James Ivory after the Oscar-nominated script of Luca Guadagnino's Call Me by Your Name. Once again, Ivory is collaborating with an Italian director: Michele Diomà, 35, born in Naples but based in Manhattan. 

Guillermo del Toro, President of the 75th Venice Film Fest Jury

Director Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of WaterPan’s LabyrinthThe Devil's Backbone) will be the president of the International Jury of the Competition at the 75th Venice International Film Festival (August 29 – September 8, 2018), which will assign the Golden Lion for Best Film as well as other official awards.

"Call Me by Your Name" wins WGA award

Luca Guadagnino triumphs at the Writers Guild of America Awards, too: the union of the US scriptwriters bestowed the award for best adapted screenplay on Call Me by Your Name.

Taodue backs the French remake of "Quo Vado?"

Taodue's Pietro Valsecchi and Camilla Nesbitt are working on the French remake of Quo vado?, Gennaro Nunziante's and Checco Zalone's box office hit that earned over 60 million Euro in Italy two years ago.

The Native Americans in "Land"

An Italian-French-Dutch-Mexican coproduction, Land, written and directed by Babak Jalali will celebrate its world premiere in the Panorama section of the 68th Berlin Film Festival.

From Venice to Moscow with Sebastiano Riso and Silvio Soldini

Until February 11, "From Venice to Moscow", celebrating its 9th edition this year, will present 8 Italian features and 3 shorts from the 74th Venice International Film Festival. Directors Sebastiano Riso (A Family) and Silvio Soldini (Emma) will attend the event.

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