For the first time, an Italian film – Laura Luchetti’s Twin Flower – will open the Festival of African, Asian and Latin American Cinema (FESCAAL), whose 29th edition will take place in Milan from March 23rd to 31st.
Shooting starts on March 4th for Nanni Moretti’s new film. Based on the novel Three Floors by Israeli writer Eshkol Nevo, the story follows the lives of three families living in a middle-class building in Tel Aviv.
Big success for Istituto Luce Cinecittà at this year’s Silver Ribbon for Documentary 2019 with the Lifetime Achievement Prize bestowed to Silvano Agosti in the year of his comeback to the silver screen with Ora e sempre riprendiamoci la vita.
Two women are in the run for the David di Donatello Awards 2019, Alice Rohrwacher and Valeria Golino, for Happy as Lazzaro and Euphoria respectively. As President and Artistic Director Piera Detassis points out, “it’s the first time that such a thing happens in 64 editions of the awards.”
Federico Bondi’s Dafne wins the Fipresci Prize in the Panorama section of the Berlinale. The film is produced by Vivo Film and Rai Cinema, and will be released by Istituto Luce Cinecittà on March 21st.
A criminal education towards death, like that unrelenting passage from childhood playfulness to adulthood ferocity. Claudio Giovannesi comments on Piranhas, his film based on a novel by Roberto Saviano
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.
Selfie, Agostino Ferrente’s Panorama-selected documentary, is based on real events. During the summer of 2014 at Rione Traiano, one of Naples’ most difficult neighborhoods, 16-year-old Davide Bifolco gets killed by a cop who mistakes him for a fugitive.
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.
REGISTRAZIONE TRIBUNALE DI ROMA
N. 546/2001 DEL 20/12/2001
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