What a long, strange ride it’s been. For almost five months we have followed along as Lady Gaga put on the performance of a lifetime, starring in the role of Woman Who Will Do Anything for an Oscar. Wednesday night was Gaga’s last show, and she went out with a bang. The House of Gucci star attended the New York Film Critics Circle gala to collect h...

For Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, scoring the second Oscar nomination of his career this year helped ease some of his lingering insecurities as a filmmaker. “This really makes me happy and proud,” Sorrentino, whose movie “The Hand of God” is up for a best international feature at this month’s Academy Awards, said in an interview. “If the first...

"I am very attached to the city of Los Angeles, I lived here for twelve years and made four very important films right here.” Italian director Gabriele Muccino returns to the city of angels, a place that feels like a second home, to receive the Filming Italy Achievement Award, on the occasion of the well-known film festival Filming Italy-Los Angele...

Anyone who dares call themselves a film fan has no doubt seen Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather. More than perhaps any other film in history, it is listed by critics and fans as one of the best films ever made. The epic saga of the Italian-America mafia family, the Corleones, is filled with iconic moments, unforgettable performances and an engro...

The upcoming Los Angeles-Italia Film Fashion and Art Festival will be honoring Italian directors Paolo Sorrentino (“The Hand of God”) and Enrico Casarosa (“Luca”) as well as costume-designer Massimo Cantini Parrini (“Cyrano”) all of whom have scored nominations for the upcoming Academy Awards. The 17th edition of the pre-Oscars event will be held M...

In 1992, about halfway between his legendary turns in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas and Casino, Joe Pesci played his other iconic 1990s role: That of Vincent Gambini, the rookie Brooklyn attorney trying his falsely-accused cousin’s murder case in rural Alabama, in the comedy My Cousin Vinny.  Directed by Jonathan Lynn, My Cousin Vinny was part of th...

From Sunday, March 20, 2022 to Saturday, March 26, 2022 - Organized by Istituto Capri nel Mondo with Ministry of Culture, ENI, and Italian Trade Agency, under the patronage of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Ministry of Economic Development. In collaboration with Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles, and Hollywood Ch...

Paolo Sorrentino is undoubtedly one of the major Italian directors currently in business, who also stands out for being an actor, producer, screenwriter and writer, and is the winner of a Golden Globe, four European FilmAwards, five David di Donatello and eight Nastri d’argento. Born in Naples in 1970, Sorrentino soon became an orphan, and began wo...

Picture Tuscany; the beautiful rolling hills, the crystal blue ocean, the array of cultural beauty that attractions millions of people from around the world. Wouldn’t she be marvelous to capture on screen? The owners of production company Fair Play certainly think so and have made it the core of its mission statement. Founded in 2016 by world-renow...

Thursday, March 24th in person 6:00 pm Eastern Time. Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia - 600 Chestnut St, Suite 956, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Free Admission but Registration is required. Covid policy note: the mask is required at the event Register here. PI-Philly members are welcome as are new friends! Consider joining PI-Philly today!!! A...