Sarà il regista e sceneggiatore americano candidato agli Oscar Lee Daniels, il chairman della 23a edizione di Capri Hollywood, il festival del cinema che ogni anno si tiene nell'isola azzurra a ridosso fra Natale e Capodanno. Ad annunciare è Pascal Vicedomini, fondatore e produttore del festival che dal 27 dicembre al 2 gennaio porterà nel Golfo di...

Lady Gaga did not so much arrive at the Venice Film Festival this August as she floated into it, a platinum Aphrodite borne on the waves, black stilettos skimming the sea foam. Which is to say, she took a water taxi. An image of her zooming across the canal — perched precariously on the side of the lacquered motorboat in a little black dress, her l...

When lauded Italian director Luchino Visconti first conceived of his big screen adaptation of Camillo Boito’s novella “Senso,” the “La Terra Trema” filmmaker aimed high: he wanted to cast no less than Ingrid Bergman and Marlon Brando in the film’s lead roles, a conspiring contessa and an Austrian deserter who woo amidst the dying embers of the Riso...

The Office of the Italian Consulate in Miami, under the leadership of the honorable Consul General, Cristiano Musillo, who started his tour of duty last August, has announced that a week-long celebration, the 18th International Week of the Italian Language, will take place in various Florida cities from October 15 until October 22, 2018 during the...

Yes, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga will be in the thick of the Oscar race with “A Star Is Born,” the kind of crowd-pleasing film that should also figure prominently in awards talk for the next five months. But “A Star Is Born” is hardly the only film with a clear path to the Dolby Theatre. Most of the season’s top contenders were unveiled during the...

Beauty will save the World”, Dostoevskij once said. And Paolo Sorrentino some years ago tried to save Italian cinema with his masterpiece: The Great Beauty. I have always wondered, given the plot of the movie, what the director was thinking when he decided the title of the movie. What is the great beauty? Does it represent the wonderful contrast be...

The San Diego Italian Film Festival kicks off its 12th festivale with a Mafia musical called "Ammore e malavita" ("Love and Bullets") at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in Balboa Park. Antonio Iannotta, SDIFF artistic director, is quick to point out that the more accurate description for this crime film would be a Camorra musical since the f...

On September 29, 1993, the now-defunct Savoy Pictures distributed the coming-of-age crime drama A Bronx Tale, starring Robert De Niro and Chazz Palminteri. It was based on a one-man show Palminteri had started performing in Los Angeles in 1989, and then performed it Off-Broadway the same year. Palminteri ended up writing the screenplay and using it...

When: Monday, October 15, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m - Location: University of Houston, AH 210 Celebrate settimana della lingua italiana nel mondo (The Week of Italian Language in the World) at the University of Houston with "Look Who's Talking: 101 Things No One Ever Told You About the Magic of Italian Dubbing"! This special presentation will be l...

The San Diego Italian Film Festival will begin its 12th annual FeStivale Wednesday. The title of the 12-day festival is a play on words, said artistic director Antonio Iannotta. “Stivale” means boot in his native tongue, he explained, and refers to the well-known shape of Italy. From an unusual documentary about the legendary painter Caravaggio to...