100% Torino Film Festival

After streaming the previous edition online due to the pandemic, the Torino Film Festival goes back to physical with a program of 181 films, including 68 world premieres, 14 international premieres, and 53 Italian premieres. 

Three Italian films at the Sydney Film Festival

After being postponed twice due to the lockdowns, the Sydney Film Festival finally opens on November 3rd.Three Italian films made it to the program: The Hand of God by Paolo Sorrentino, A Black Jesus by Luca Lucchesi and Nowhere Special by Uberto Pasolini.

Filmmaker Festival opens with “Atlantide”

After celebrating the 40th edition in streaming last year, Filmmaker Festival is back to physical this year, taking place in Milan from November 12th to 21st. The opening film is Atlantide by Yuri Ancarani. 

Villerupt: a tribute to Dino Risi and an award for Francesco Bruni

Besides the Official Selection and the Panorama section, the retrospective pays tribute to Dino Risi. The prestigious awards of the city goes to writer-director Cristina Comencini and filmmaker Francesco Bruni.

“Anima bella” wins the Audience Award in Montpellier

Anima bella, second feature by Dario Albertini, wins the Audience Award at the Festival Cinemed Méditerranéen in Montpellier. 

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.

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.

“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