A dream-like Italian Pavilion

This year’s Italian Pavilion in Berlin is dedicated to the dreamy world of Federico Fellini

Gabriele Albanesi shooting Tarantino-style action feature "A Bunch of Bastards"

Filming has kicked off on this “Italian genre film of international ambition”, an Italian-Brazilian co-production steered by Minerva Pictures and starring Marco Bocci and Fortunato Cerlino

Producer Grazia Volpi passed away

Grazia Volpi died at 79 on February 7th in Viareggio. Producer of the Taviani brothers, Francesco Maselli, Ricky Tognazzi, Giovanna Gagliardo, Giuseppe Ferrara and many others, she’s been one of the first woman producers in Italy. 

Luca Marinelli juror in Berlin

Luca Marinelli will serve in the international jury of the 70th Berlinale, chaired by Jeremy Irons.

Mario Martone is shooting "Qui rido io" starring Toni Servillo

Co-produced with Spain, the Neapolitan director’s new film focuses on the great actor and playwright Eduardo Scarpetta, father to Eduardo De Filippo.

Roberto Cicutto, President of the Venice Biennale

“Venice-born Roberto Cicutto will be the new President of La Biennale di Venezia.” This is the statement issued by Dario Franceschini, Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, who has now started the appointing procedure.

Guadagnino and the truffle hunters

Luca Guadagnino is at the Sundance Film Festival as executive producer of The Truffle Hunter, a documentary shot in Alba, Piedmont region.

“Checkpoint Berlin” in Rotterdam

The program of this year’s Rotterdam International Film Festival include Fabrizio Ferraro’s Checkpoint Berlin, presented in the Bright Future section. 

“Palazzo di giustizia” selected in Berlin Generation

Chiara Bellosi’s Palazzo di giustizia is selected in competition in the Generation section of the Berlinale (February 20th – March 1st).