“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.

“Yaya & Lennie – The Walking Liberty”: story of a friendship and freedom

Yaya & Lennie – The Waking Liberty is an animated feature by Alessandro Rak who put a spell on the audience of the Piazza Grande at the Locarno Film Festival

“The Giants”: looking into the abyss

A warm reception welcomed the premiere of Bonifacio Angius’ The Giants in the International Competition of the Locarno Film Festival

“Brotherhood”: three young brothers looking for identity

Premiering in the Cineasti del presente section of the Locarno Film Festival, the documentary Brotherhood by Francesco Montagner is the story of three brothers living in Bosnia with their father who is a radical Islamic militant.

“The Legionnaire”: a portrait of today’s Italy and its contradictions

The Legionnaire by Hleb Papou is in competition in the Cineasti del presente section of the 74th Locarno Film Festival.

“Beckett”: John David Washington, a man on the run

Beckett by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino starring John David Washington opens the Locarno 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

Italian films at the 78th Venice Film Festival

Around 20 Italian films have been selected for the 78th Venice Film Festival to be held from September 1st to 11th. Artistic Director Roberto Barbera stated: “We were positively surprised by the average quality. I am optimistic on the state of cinema."