Pixar movies have been set in all kinds of places: a coral reef, a closet full of toys, and the inside of the human brain are just a few examples of such creative flights of fancy. But with Luca, the original new fantasy coming from the fabled studio that will stream exclusively on Disney+ next month, director Enrico Casarosa and the filmmaking tea...

Raggiunta finalmente l’Unità nel marzo del 1861, l’Italia cominciò subito a tessere relazioni diplomatiche con gli Stati Uniti d’America. Sono passati 160 anni da allora, anni in cui i due Paesi hanno rafforzato il proprio cammino democratico, condiviso gli stessi valori di libertà, promosso i diritti umani, il rispetto delle minoranze, lo Stato di...

As the Asti International Film Festival celebrated its 10-year anniversary, on May 29 it bestowed the esteemed “Best Director” award to Luca Guardabascio of Rome for his direction of the Italian American docufilm, “Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Saved?” (“I passeggeri sono salvi?”) The multi-award winning docufilm was written and produced by Ital...

Oscar-winning Italian actress Sophia Loren received the keys to Florence at a ceremony in Palazzo Vecchio on 5 June. After conferring the honour, Florence mayor Dario Nardella performed a violin version of O sole mio especially for the veteran star of Italian cinema. Loren was greeted by crowds outside a new restaurant that bears her name - 'Sophia...

Filmmaker Luca Guadagnino revealed in a recent interview that he has no immediate plans to make a sequel to his hit 2017 drama "Call Me By Your Name."  "The truth of the matter is, my heart is still there, but I'm working on this movie now, and I'm hopefully going to do 'Scarface' soon, and I have many projects and so will focus on this side of the...

Ray Romano, best known for his "Everybody Loves Raymond" series, has appeared in an array of films and series, from "The Irishman," with Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci to "Bad Education," to voicing the character of Manny in the animated "Ice Age" films. On Tuesday, fans saw an entirely different side of Romano: director. He and film crews were at the...

Italy will launch ITsART - an ambitious streaming project known as the 'Netflix of Italian Culture' - on 31 May. The online platform will give access to Italian culture - both free and paid - ranging from art and music to dance and theatre, commissioned by Italy's culture ministry. The project's "virtual stage" will offer "Italian entertainment and...

Throughout the history of film, Italian cinema has been at the forefront of some of the most fascinating movements in all motion pictures. Be it socio-political neo-realism or the equally boundary-pushing giallo, or even the genre-defining Spaghetti Western, Italian films have become some of the most influential and culturally important in the whol...

It’s unusual for first-time filmmakers to be recognized by a high-profile international film festival but such is the case with Cecilia Pignocchi and Arthur Couvat. Their debut work, “Grottaroli,” is in the official lineup of the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival’s Shorts Program. Set along the Adriatic Coast, the 14-minute film follows a group of veteran...

In my opinion, it is important for creatives to experience and examine the work and art that has come before us. Everyone has work or photographers they aspire to, but who inspired them? The process and experience of unraveling this trail can lead to rapid artistic growth in my opinion, and the best part is coming across a photographer you never kn...