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  • Lucia’s Grace / Troppa Grazia Gianni Zanasi, Italy/Greece/Spain, 2018, 110m
    Open Roads: New Italian Cinema is the leading screening series to offer North American audiences a diverse and extensive lineup of contemporary Italian films. This year’s edition again strikes a balance between emerging talents and esteemed veterans, commercial and independent fare, outrageous comedies, gripping dramas, and captivating documentaries, with in-person appearances by many of the filmmakers.
  • Valeria Golino just received the Federico Fellini Platinum Award during the 2019 edition of Bif&st, the Bari International Film Festival. We sat down with the internationally renowned actress and director who will be presenting “Portrait d’une jeune fille en feu,” a film by Celine Sciamma at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. “I play my first ‘old lady’ part. Initially, I didn’t want to do this movie but Celine convinced me by saying that she couldn’t imagine any other actress in this role.” “I wanted to play the female leads in Hollywood but how could I compete with actresses such as Julia Roberts, Demi Moore and Uma Thurman?”
  • Cinema Italia SF presents a film series dedicated to Italian actor, director, and screenwriter Ugo Tognazzi. The program, produced by LUCE CINECITTA in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco, will be shown on April 27th in San Francisco’s Castro Theatre. It will feature a selection of five films and a themed party.
  • Paola Randi is not your typical Italian director. She discovered her passion for the movie industry when she was over 30 and no major cinema school would have enrolled her, she is from Milan “where working in cinema is considered for aliens only”, she is a woman, and for her second directorial feature, she chose sci-fi, a very unusual genre for Italian cinema. After all, as she explained, “I was told that I would have failed with my second movie like everybody does, especially when you first film did well. Well, I thought, if this is going to be my last movie, I’d rather be bold.”
  • Valeria Golino, always a diva on the red carpet
    Art & Culture
    Chiara Basso(December 12, 2018)
    Interview with the actress and director who presented in New York her second directorial effort, Euphoria. She talks about women and cinema in Italy and confides a desire: winning one day the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival in France. "It took me a long time to do what I wanted to do," she says, "not because I found it difficult as a woman. The problem came from within: I would call it self-censorship."
  • Art & Culture
    I. I.(November 15, 2018)
    Monica Vitti enchanted cinema and the public. She is perhaps the last great Italian diva, an actress who provoked sympathy and emotion in both cinephiles and the general public. She united the two separate souls of Italian film, auteurist cinema and la Commedia all’italiana.
  • Indivisible - Edoardo De Angelis
    From June 1-7 at the Film Society Lincoln Center, the upcoming festival, in its 17th edition, will once again put the spotlight on contemporary Italian films, featuring eight North American and six New York premieres.

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