As part of its Cineclub series, the Italian Cultural Institute will screen the animated feature “Momo alla conquista del tempo” in Italian with English subtitles from May 21-24. Fending for herself in a new town, the young girl finds refuge in an ancient amphitheater. She befriends a boy named Gigi and an elderly street sweeper, Beppo, and soon bec...

Near destined for filmmaking success after his father built the first cinema in Rome, the ‘Barberini’, Roberto Rossellini was a master of Italian Neorealism taking post-war cinema by the scruff of its neck with films such as Rome, Open City, Paisan and Germany, Year Zero. With a particular interest in telling stories of ordinary lives devastated by...

Thanks to the victory at the David di Donatello 2021, who saw her return home with the award for the best leading actress for the film Netflix Life ahead, la superstar Sophia Loren he now has another trophy to add to his large wall. But exactly how many awards has Sophia Loren won over the course of her career? Make yourself comfortable, because th...

Oscar-winning Italian actress Sophia Loren scooped a David di Donatello award, Italy's top film prize, for best actress at a ceremony in Rome last night. Loren won the accolade for her lead role as Madame Rosa in La Vita Davanti a Sé (The Life Ahead), directed by her son Edoardo Ponti. In the film Loren plays a former prostitute and Holocaust survi...

Lady Gaga took to social media over the weekend to "thank all of Italy" as she wrapped up filming House of Gucci, Ridley Scott's blockbuster filmed on location in Milan, Rome and Lake Como. In the movie the American singer and actress plays Patrizia Reggiani who was jailed for organising the murder of her ex-husband Maurizio Gucci in 1995. On Satur...

Monica Bellucci will get a career David di Donatello award, Italy's equivalent of the Oscars, at this year's ceremony on May 11, organizers said Thursday. Italian Cinema Academy President and Artistic Director Piera Detassis described Bellucci's career as "stellar and wise" and noted the "French cinema's devotion to her". Bellucci, 56, began her ca...

Italy’s 66th David di Donatello Awards are set to celebrate on May 11 a year of resilience for Cinema Italiano that also looks likely to germinate some creative renewal, just as Italian movie theaters start to reopen and production is booming. Giorgio Diritti’s biopic “Hidden Away,” about crazed primitivist painter Antonio Ligabue, Gianni Amelio’s...

Yogi Berra knew how to talk, that's for sure. Maybe it wasn't the kind of erudite speech Emily Post might recommend, but considering that every copy of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is half-filled with Yogi-isms (I'm guessing), he knew a thing or two about getting people to listen to him. He knew how to explain popular restaurants better tha...

Actor and screenwriter Diego Abatantuono will receive a special career prize on May 11 at the 66th David di Donatello awards, Italy's equivalent of the Oscars, Piera Detassis, the president of the Italian cinema academy, announced on Friday. Abatantuono, a beefy 65-year-old with a imposing screen presence, is best known for his comedy talents, as s...

South of Italy, 1958. Olive trees and fields are all you can see around. Ciccio (Riccardo Scamarcio) is a 40 years old sharecropper with a dream: changing the status quo and fighting with his mates against those who exploit the weak. It may sound like a distant past, but the ancient duel between freedom and oppression, justice and abuse make the st...