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

Roberto Minervini: “Racism in the USA is a tsunami”

Living (and filming) dangerously, that’s Roberto Minervini, an Italian filmmaker from Fermo in the Marche region, who has chosen to live in Houston, Texas and tell the story of the depths of America, in this case the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan and racial intolerance.

Francesco Patierno: “Camorra, a different Naples is possible”

The title of the beautiful documentary by Francesco Patierno screened at the Lido, for the Sconfini section, is simply Camorra. The film is made exclusively with archival materials (the Teche Rai) with the help of a narrator and the music of Meg of the band 99 Posse. 

Paolo Taviani: “How history became a myth”

Paolo Taviani, accompanied by his wife and costume designer for the film Lina Nerli Taviani, attended the presentation of the restored version of La notte di San Lorenzo (1982), one of the most beautiful works by the Taviani brothers, received today with a standing ovation over ten minutes long.