Frammartino and Sorrentino: a quiet happiness

Italian cinema is the winner of three awards in the main competition of the 78th Venice Film Festival: the Special Jury Prize to Michelangelo Frammartino’s Il buco, and two prizes to Paolo Sorrentino’s The Hand of God: the Silver Lion – Grand Jury Prize, and the Marcello Mastroianni Award for an emerging actor to Filippo Scotti.

Elio Germano: “With the D’Innocenzo brothers I explore male fragility”

After Bad Tales, awarded for Best Script at the Berlinale, twin brothers Fabio and Damiano D’Innocenzo were very much expected in competition at the Venice Film Festival with their latest America Latina.

“Freaks Out”: an Italian blockbuster in the horrors of the war

An “electric” girl, a werewolf, a young insect charmer, a “magnetic” clown: four circus artists, four freaks, working for their master Isdrael (Giorgio Tirabassi) in Freaks Out by Gabriele Mainetti, presented in competition at the Venice Film Festival

Mario Martone: “Scarpetta, immoral patriarch and the theatre tribe”

The most mature and accomplished film by Mario MartoneThe King of Laughter, in competition at the Venice Film Festival, has been welcomed with a warm reception.

Laura Bispuri: the peacock and the freedom to love

Extended families, polyamory and unexpected life choices stand at the core of the chechovian The Peacock’s Paradise by Laura Bispuri, presented in the Orizzonti competition of the Venice Film Festival.

“Il buco” and the temporal bewilderment of the abyss

Michelangelo Frammartino’s third feature Il buco, in competition at the Venice Film Festival, sets its visual dimension from the very first frame, a gaze from the bottom up from the inside of a cave towards the sky. 

“Atlantide” brings the real Venice to the Venice Film Festival

A fiction film showing a documentary gaze, a videoclip aesthetics that ends up in the pure beauty of the videoart. This is Atlantide by director and videomaker Yuri Ancarani.

Paolo Sorrentino: “My divinities: Maradona, Fellini, Capuano”

Paolo Sorrentino presents his very personal and brave “amarcord”, The Hand of God, in competition at the Venice Film Festival.

Giornate degli autori unveils its 2021 line-up

The sidebar section of the Venice Film Festival, Giornate degli autori, turns 18 this year. The line-up includes a competition of 10 titles, including Alessandro Cassigoli’s and Casey Kauffman’s first feature Californie

Cinecittà at GdA: Cecilia Mangini and Fellini’s soul

Cinecittà is part of the Giornate degli Autori program in Venice with two films: Il mondo a scatti by Paolo Ansanelli and Fellini and the Shadow by Catherine McGilvray.