Paolo Sorrentino wins the International Spotlight Award in Middleburg

The Italian Ambassador in Washington, Mariangela Zappia, presented the International Spotlight Award 2021 to Paolo Sorrentino for his film The Hand of God.

Italian cinema in Switzerland

The Opening Film is Francesco Bruni’s Everything’s Gonna Be Alright and program includes Rose Stone Star by Marcello Sannino, Love Under House Arrest by Emiliano Corapi, The Predators by Pietro Castellitto, Parents in Progress by Laura Chiossone.

Marco Bellocchio receives acclaim at the Festival Lyon Lumière

Marco Bellocchio attended the Festival Lyon Lumière and presented two screenings of his latest Marx Can Wait. The film will be released in France by Ad Vitam.

18 films in the run to represent Italy at the Oscars

18 Italian films are in the run to represent Italy in the category International Feature Film Award at the 94th Academy Awards.

Cecilia Mangini retrospective at Doclisboa 2021

The 19th edition of Doclisboa, documentary film festival in Lisbon, takes place from October 21st to 31st with a large program of 249 films from 62 countries, including 51 world premieres and 28 international premieres.

“Il buco” to hit US theatres in 2022

New York-based distribution company Grasshopper Film and Gratitude Films have jointly acquired the US rights for Michelangelo Frammartino’s Il buco, winner of the Special Jury Prize in Venice about a group of speleologists who discovered the deepest cave in Europe in 1961. The companies are planning to release the film in US cinemas in 2022.

Gabriele Salvatores is on set and shooting “Casanova’s Return”

Filming has begun on the Oscar-winning director’s new movie, based on Arthur Schnitzler’s novella of the same name and starring Toni Servillo, Fabrizio Bentivoglio and Sara Serraiocco

“The Tale of King Crab” crowned at Annecy Cinéma Italien

Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis’ feature wins the Best Film award, while The Giants receives two distinctions and Small Body gets the Audience Award

“A Chiara” wins best film in Zurich

The Jury, headed by Daniel Bruhl and including director Stephanie Chuat, former Berlinare director Dieter Kosslick and producer Andrea Cornwell, bestowed the Best Film Award to A Chiara by Jonas Carpignano