Michela Occhipinti: “The rebellion of the body from Mauritania to Europe”

The gavage ritual – for which the bride-to-be must gain weight in order to reach an ideal standard of beauty – is at the core of Michela Occhipinti’s Flesh Out, presented in the Panorama section of the Berlinale

Adele Tulli: “Italy is a lab for gender”

Adele Tulli’s Normal, playing in Berlin in the Panorama Dokumente section, is a journey through the stereotypes about gender, to the complexity of a society such as the Italian one, suspended between patriarchal traditions and liberating breaks from the pattern. 

Della Casa & Ronchini: the 1950s beyond the stereotypes

What have been the 1950s in Italy, what’s the soul of that period? These questions try to find an answer in the documentary Guys and Dolls by Steve Della Casa and Chiara Ronchini, produced by Istituto Luce Cinecittà in collaboration with Titanus

Paolo Virzì: “Irriverent with my fathers”

A tribute to the cinema of the fathers, but also an ironic and affectionate payback, almost like in a comic book: it’s Magical Nights, the new film by Paolo Virzì, closing event of the Rome Film Fest

Zoppeddu: “Tuna fishermen, the last peasants of the sea”

The ancient stories from the sea, between the pragmatism of work and the tension towards the sacred, inhabit Giovanni Zoppeddu’s Diario di Tonnara presented in the Official Selection of the Rome Film Fest

Giovanna Gagliardo: “Libya, the other shore of the Mediterranean”

Tripoli is a place of the mind in Giovanna Gagliardo’s documentary Il mare della nostra storia [lit. The sea of our history], produced and to be released by Istituto Luce Cinecittà

Sollima: “My Sicario – authentic and without a moral dimension”

Stefano Sollima hits the mark with his Hollywood debut, Sicario: Day of the soldado, a new chapter in the trilogy penned by Taylor Sheridan and inaugurated with Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario.

An interview with José Luis Rebordinos director of San Sebastián Film Fest

An interview vith José Luis Rebordinos, director of the 66th San Sebastián Film Festival.

Valerio Mieli: life as a flow of memories

A long love story unwinds following a thread of memory and the multiple connections between past and present. Ricordi? by Valerio Mieli, is the only Italian film competing at the Giornate degli Autori