Oscar-winning Italian director Gabriele Salvatores (“Mediterraneo”) is making documentary “Voyage in Italy” using material from social media and other sources chronicling life in lockdown in the country that, at present, has suffered the most deaths due to coronavirus. The veteran helmer, who in 2014 made user-generated doc “Italy in a Day” based o...

Ciao a Tutti, there is no keeping Italians down and the San Diego Italian Film Festival (SDIFF) is proving it! While we are at home they are offering ways to enjoy the best of Italian film and culture online. Mark your calendars for weekly appointments with SDIFF: 1) Every Wednesday the SDIFF will release a short film from the roster of its recent...

Films have always offered a kind of escapism. From vintage classics to modern cinema marvels, movies about Rome can transport you to the Eternal City from anywhere in the world.  Not only is Rome ridiculously picturesque, but the city also has a long tradition with filmmaking. It has been the set of some of Italy’s most celebrated classic films as...

Italian actress Lucia Bosè has died on the age of 89. She was most identified for showing in movies from acclaimed Italian administrators similar to Michelangelo Antonioni and Federico Fellini. Her son, the Spanish singer Miguel Bosè, confirmed the information on social media, tweeting the under with the caption, “Pricey pals … I inform you that my...

While most European nations are undergoing a complete shutdown, the White House has woken up and started imparting directions for a national state of emergency.  This situation is unprecedented, and we are bracing up for a major paralysis of our society. After such ordinances, gathering in public places would not be just unsafe, it would be plain i...

The historical archives of Istituto Luce Cinecittà offers an extensive online collection of more than 70,000 archival videos dating back to the early 20th century and more than 430,000 photographs. The organization provides free access to the vast digital records of Italy's history and culture, which includes thousands of hours of footage. Topics i...

One of the Most Popular Movies “Joker”, Was recently released on 4 October 2019. Todd Philips’ Movie has left fans with an unsolved mystery as before of the Best Villian ever “Joker”. The Movie tends to be about the Origin of this Legendary Villian. But In the End, Fans are left with the mystery What was Real and What was just in Arthur Fleck’s Cra...

In compliance with the New Mexico Secretary of Health’s order prohibiting mass public gatherings, we must postpone the 2020 NM Italian Film & Culture Festival. It is too soon to even speculate on a date or timeframe for rescheduling. Please be assured, however, that we have every intention of going forward with the great festival program we have pl...

Franco-German TV network Arte has boarded high-profile doc “Fellini of the Spirits” exploring Italian director Federico Fellini’s lifelong interest in everything metaphysical and featuring Oscar winners Damien Chazelle and William Friedkin among talking heads. The project, now in post, is directed by Anselma Dell’Olio whose “Marco Ferreri: Dangerou...

Anton Coppola, who appeared in the children’s chorus for the 1926 American premiere of Puccini’s uncompleted “Turandot,” conducted his own ending to the work some nine decades later, and in between had one of the longest careers as a maestro in modern times, died on Monday at his home in Manhattan. He was 102. His daughter, Lucia Coppola, confirmed...