Ermanno Olmi retrospective in New York

After the sensational success of the Luchino Visconti retrospective in 2018 which registered the all-time record attendance for an event at the Lincoln Center in New York, the collaboration between this prestigious US film institutions and Istituto Luce-Cinecittà is renewed with yet another retrospective dedicated to an Italian cinema master: Ermanno Olmi.

Silver Ribbons Awards: 11 nominations for “The Traitor”

Marco Bellocchio’s The Traitor receives the highest number of nominations at this year’s Silver Ribbons Awards, 11, including Best Film and Best Actor for Pierfrancesco Favino. 

Borgonzoni: Cinecittà, Italian pride in the world

Italian directors Alice Rohrwarcher and Jonas Carpignano (both jury members in Cannes) attended the event at the Italian Pavilion in Cannes for the presentation of the Cinecittà film studios. 

Guadagnino, haute couture and blood ties

The only Italian film at the Quinzaine, where it is presented as a special screening, Luca Guadagnino’s The Staggering Girl is a narrative and aesthetic experiment emerging from the artistic dialogue between the director and the creative director of the Maison Valentino, Pierpaolo Piccioli. 

Bertolucci, the last interview: between Marlon Brando and the “big nipple”

A train is running towards the audience, red flags wave around the stem: it’s a scene of Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1900that was never edited and that the director gave Mario Sesti as a present after a Q&A with the Italian critic at the Rome Film Festival.

Il Cinema Ritrovato with Jane Campion and Peter Fonda

The 33rd edition of Il cinema ritrovato film festival, to be held in Bologna from June 22 to 30, include: the tribute to Eduardo De Filippo; the portrait of a film icon such as Jean Gabin; new restorations from The Piano, to be presented by Jane Campion, to Easy Rider, to be introduced by Peter Fonda

Italy competes in Cannes with “The Traitor”

Marco Bellocchio’s biopic on Tommaso Buscetta, The Traitor, has been selected in competition at the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival

Stefania Sandrelli and Aleksandr Sokurov to headline the 20th Lecce European Film Festival

Running 8-13 April, the festival line-up includes 12 films in competition, the premiere of The Champion starring Stefano Accorsi, and a section dedicated to European comedies

"Dogman" wins big at David di Donatello Awards 2019

Matteo Garrone’s Dogman is the winner of the 64th edition of the David di Donatello Awards with 9 prizes, including the most important ones (Best Film and Best Director).