Franceschini: the European Challenge

Implementing decrees in the home stretch; reorganisation of Cinecittà on the horizon – with “the possibility for it to become a public ownership again with the involvement of Rai, and to inaugurate a new season of Italian cinema that could be able to attract foreign investments”; Europe as a big opportunity because “alone we are all small, but as EU we are the biggest producer and distributor of global contents.”

"The Mirror of Our Nature" at the Italian Pavilion

Located in the halls of the Hotel Majestic during the Cannes Film Festival, the Italian Pavilion celebrates Italian cinema with the multimedia installation "The Mirror of Our Nature - The Brilliant Side of Us". It is an immersive experience which narrates and sublimates typical Italian features such as gestures and expressiveness through the protagonists of Italian cinema: from Totò, Alberto Sordi, Anna Magnani, Claudia Cardinale, Vittorio Gassman, Roberto Benigni to new personalities like Antonio Albanese and Luca Marinelli. 

Charles Tesson - Artistic director, Critics’ Week

“Placing documentaries and animated films alongside fiction”. Charles Tesson, artistic director of the Cannes Critics’ Week, discusses his 2017 selection.

Six Italians on the Croisette

Sergio Castellitto and Annarita Zambrano will be in Un Certain Regard, Piazza and Grassadonia will open Critics’ Week; and Costanzo, Carpignano and De Paolis are selected for Directors’ Fortnight.

The Croisette in the Crosshairs

Favourites, outsiders, likely bets and possible candidates: we help you navigate the jungle of potential hopefuls for the 70th Cannes Film Festival (17-28 May 2017)