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“Dog Years,” teen comedy marks first Italian Amazon Original

Dog Years is a coming-of-age teen comedy directed by Fabio Mollo, starring Aurora Giovinazzo (Freaks Out), Isabella Mottinelli, Federico Cesari and Luca Maria Vannuccini.

“Girl Returned”: in between two mothers

The award-winning novel by Donatella Di Pietrantonio (2017) has been adapted into a feature film, the only Italian entry in the Official Selection of this year’s Rome Film Festival.

Rome Film Fest: the pop soul of Italian cinema

After a Venice Film Festival full of Italian cinema, the Rome Film Fest too presents a line-up with many local titles. Antonio Monda, Artistic Director of the festival, defines this as “a year of rebirth, but still an exceptional one”

Alice nella città unveils its 2021 line-up

Alice nella Città, independent section of the Rome Film Fest (October 14th to 24th, 2021) dedicated to emerging filmmakers and the talent of new generations, has unveiled the program of its ninth edition

Frammartino and Sorrentino: a quiet happiness

Italian cinema is the winner of three awards in the main competition of the 78th Venice Film Festival: the Special Jury Prize to Michelangelo Frammartino’s Il buco, and two prizes to Paolo Sorrentino’s The Hand of God: the Silver Lion – Grand Jury Prize, and the Marcello Mastroianni Award for an emerging actor to Filippo Scotti.

Elio Germano: “With the D’Innocenzo brothers I explore male fragility”

After Bad Tales, awarded for Best Script at the Berlinale, twin brothers Fabio and Damiano D’Innocenzo were very much expected in competition at the Venice Film Festival with their latest America Latina.

“Freaks Out”: an Italian blockbuster in the horrors of the war

An “electric” girl, a werewolf, a young insect charmer, a “magnetic” clown: four circus artists, four freaks, working for their master Isdrael (Giorgio Tirabassi) in Freaks Out by Gabriele Mainetti, presented in competition at the Venice Film Festival

“Il buco” and the temporal bewilderment of the abyss

Michelangelo Frammartino’s third feature Il buco, in competition at the Venice Film Festival, sets its visual dimension from the very first frame, a gaze from the bottom up from the inside of a cave towards the sky. 

“Atlantide” brings the real Venice to the Venice Film Festival

A fiction film showing a documentary gaze, a videoclip aesthetics that ends up in the pure beauty of the videoart. This is Atlantide by director and videomaker Yuri Ancarani.

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