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Pietro Marcello at the Toronto Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival (September 5 to 15) announced that its 2019 edition will be closed by the international premiere of Pietro Marcello’s Martin Eden

Guadagnino, Lord of the flies

After Call Me by Your NameLuca Guadagnino will shoot Lord of the Flies.

Mick Jagger and Donald Sutherland to close Venice Film Fest

The world premiere of The Burnt Orange Heresy will be screened on Saturday, September 7th in the Sala Grande of the Palazzo del Cinema at the Lido di Venezia; the screening will be held after the awards ceremony.

"Extase" by Gustav Machatý, Venice Film Fest pre-opening event

The film-scandal of the 2nd Venice International Film Festival in 1934, Extase (Ecstasy,  1932) written and directed by Gustav Machatý, with Hedy Kiesler (later known as Hedy Lamarr in Hollywood), is the film selected for the Pre-opening event on Tuesday August 27th of the 76th Venice International Film Festival of the Biennale di Venezia, to be held in the Sala Darsena (Palazzo del Cinema) on the Lido.

Academy: Garrone, Servillo, Verdone, Giannini among new members

Several Italian artists are among the 842 new members announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that annually vote for the Oscars

“Creature, Whither Goest Thou?” in competition at FID Marseille

The 30th edition of FID Marseille (July 9-15) will present 125 films from 35 countries. Italy is represented by Gaia Formenti’s and Marco Piccarredda’s Creature, Whither Goest Thou? in competition. 

Lucrecia Martel, Venice Jury President

In accepting the proposal, Lucrecia Martel said: “It’s an honor, a responsibility, and a pleasure to be a part of this celebration of cinema, of humanity's immense desire to understand itself.

"The Traitor" crowned Best Film at the Italian Golden Globes

Italy's foreign press have now handed out their prizes at the 59th edition of the awards, with Jasmine Trinca and Alessandro Borghi named best actors and Bangla winning the accolade of Best Debut Film

Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96

After a long and intense career between cinema, theatre and opera, Italian director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96 in Rome.

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