Dario Albertini presents “Anima bella” at Rome Film Fest

Following up on his acclaimed ManuelDario Albertini makes a comeback with this intense story shot in 16mm. Presented in the Alice nella città section of the Rome Film Fest, the film stars newcomer Madalina Maria Jekal and Luciano Miele.

Mario Martone: “Scarpetta, immoral patriarch and the theatre tribe”

The most mature and accomplished film by Mario MartoneThe King of Laughter, in competition at the Venice Film Festival, has been welcomed with a warm reception.

Laura Bispuri: the peacock and the freedom to love

Extended families, polyamory and unexpected life choices stand at the core of the chechovian The Peacock’s Paradise by Laura Bispuri, presented in the Orizzonti competition of the Venice Film Festival.

Paolo Sorrentino: “My divinities: Maradona, Fellini, Capuano”

Paolo Sorrentino presents his very personal and brave “amarcord”, The Hand of God, in competition at the Venice Film Festival.

“The Tale of King Crab”: a sea western

The Tale of King Crab by Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis plays in the selection of the Quinzaine des Realizateurs at the Cannes Film Festival. An Italo-Argentinian-French coproduction to be released by Istituto Luce-Cinecittà.

“Small Body”: maternity as sea water

A poetically powerful film, spoken in Friulian and Venetian dialects, Small Body by Laura Samani was presented in competition at the Semaine de la Critique of the Cannes Film Festival, and is also competing for the Camera d’or, the award for best first feature.

Andrea Segre: a letter to his father from a locked-down Venice

Pre-opening film of the 77° Venice Film Festival, Molecole, by Andrea Segre, is an intimate and touching movie, composed of water and memories which reappear into silence and confinement. 

Valentina Pedicini: the acts of faith of the warrior monks

Warrior monks are the protagonists of Valentina Pedicini’s latest documentary Faith, presented in the Berlin Critics’ Week after its world premiere at IDFA in Amsterdam

Fabio and Damiano D’Innocenzo: “Family album with horror”

“A black tale, set in a seemingly normal world were the sadism of the fathers and the rage of diligent yet desperate sons silently hatch.” This is how Fabio and Damiano D’Innocenzo, 31-year-old Roman twins, sum up Bad Tales – their second film following Boys Cry – presented in competition at this year’s Berlinale.