Cate Blanchett and Shirin Neshat at Rome Film Fest

Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett, one of the most extraordinary, intense and sophisticated actresses of contemporary cinema, will participate in a Close Encounter during the thirteenth edition of the Rome Film Festival(18th – 28th October, 2018).

French remake for "Ugly Nasty People"

Black comedy Ugly Nasty People by Cosimo Gomez will have a French remake. Rights have been acquired by production company Daktirak, owned by Nicolas Benamou, who directed box office hits such as Baby Sitting.

Francesco Ghiaccio and Marco d’Amore currently shooting "Dolcissime" in Turin

The second film by young Piedmont director Francesco Ghiaccio tackles the popular theme of adolescence through the eyes of four teenage girls. Also starring Valeria Solarino and Vinicio Marchioni

"Nico, 1988" to be released in the US

Supported by positive reviews of the "New York Times", "Forbes" and "Village Voice", Susanna Nicchiarelli's Nico, 1988 opens in New York, and from August 8 will reach the rest of the Country.

Luca Miniero filming "Beware the Gorilla"

Principal photography has begun in Salerno for the new comedy by the Neapolitan director, following I’m Back; the cast includes Frank Matano, Cristiana Capotondi… and a gorilla

Vanessa Redgrave, Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement

British actress Vanessa Redgrave has been awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 75th Venice International Film Festival (29 August – 8 September, 2018).

"The Vice of Hope" to premiere at Rome Film Fest

The Vice of Hope by Edoardo De Angelis will be presented in the Official Selection of the thirteenth Rome Film Fest, to be held from October 18th to 28th 2018 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. 

Luca Argentero to play Leonardo da Vinci

Sky is producing Inside Leonardo, a film about the legendary artist and inventor, due to be distributed in Italian cinemas by Lucky Red in 2019 before being released worldwide

Ryan Gosling to open Venice

Universal Pictures' First Man, directed by Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash) and starring Ryan GoslingJason Clarke and Claire Foy, has been announced as the opening film, in Competition, of the 75th Venice International Film Festival (August 29 – September 8, 2018).