Italy set to be “Country in Focus” at the European Film Market 2021

An agreement has been signed in Berlin to give greater visibility to the Italian audiovisual system in next year’s edition of the Berlinale market

Berlinale Awards: “Bad Tales” best script, Elio Germano best actor

A triumph for Italian cinema at the 70th Berlinale: Silver Bear for Best Script to Fabio and Damiano D'Innocenzo for Bad Tales, and Best Actor Award to Elio Germano for Giorgio Diritti's Hidden Away

Valentina Pedicini: the acts of faith of the warrior monks

Warrior monks are the protagonists of Valentina Pedicini’s latest documentary Faith, presented in the Berlin Critics’ Week after its world premiere at IDFA in Amsterdam

Fabio and Damiano D’Innocenzo: “Family album with horror”

“A black tale, set in a seemingly normal world were the sadism of the fathers and the rage of diligent yet desperate sons silently hatch.” This is how Fabio and Damiano D’Innocenzo, 31-year-old Roman twins, sum up Bad Tales – their second film following Boys Cry – presented in competition at this year’s Berlinale.

“Ordinary Justice”: heart and wait in the process

In competition in the Generation section of this year’s BerlinaleOrdinary Justice by Chiara Bellosi tells day in a large Italian courthouse.

Marta Donzelli, “With Abel, a journey to the end of the world”

Vivo Film’s Marta Donzelli is the producer of Siberia by Abel Ferrara, a full-fledged Italian film presented in the competition of this year's Berlinale.

Of Love and other Gods: Italian films in the Berlinale Forum

Two Italian films in the Berlinale Forum, section of the festival dedicated to avantgarde and experimental cinema: Luca Ferri’s documentary The House of Love, and Zeus Machine. L’invincibile, the latest work of the collective Zapruder.

“Sow the Wind”: a young shaman in the shadow of Ilva

“People would rather die from tumor than hunger.” That’s just one of the shocking lines from Danilo Caputo’s sophomore feature Sow the Wind, presented at the Berlinale in the Panorama section. 

Diritti and Germano: Ligabue, one of us

An outcast since childhood, crippled, suffering from gout and rickets, quintessentially stateless, Antonio Laccabue, known as Toni Ligabue (1899-1965), went down to history for his powerful naif art that has fascinated many artists in turn. For instance, director Giorgio Diritti, who presents Hidden Away in the Berlinale competition. 

A dream-like Italian Pavilion

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