100+ YEARS OF THE GREAT ITALIAN MOVIEMAKERS

Alice and Alba
Rohrwacher Take On
New York

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Actor Pierfrancesco Favino talks with us about his  transformation into Marco Bellocchio's Tommaso Buscetta.

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Director Tommaso Agnese talks with us about his film Call Me Maya, which has just been made available on VOD.

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Female Filmmakers were in the spotlight at the 2019 edition of the Rome Independent Film Festival.

Women in Film

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The Trailblazers

From the silent era to today, women of Italian origin have stepped behind the camera to tell their stories. We've partnered with Directed By Women to keep those stories alive by featuring women who gave and continue to give voice to the female experience through cinema.

Talia Shire

She’s an iconic actress who has portrayed unforgettable characters in American cinema while stepping into other roles along the way, including director and producer. 


Talia Shire became a household name in the 1970s with her role as Connie Corleone in “The Godfather” and Adrian Balboa in “Rocky.” They were two characters that went on to experience tremendous growth in the sequels of both films. 


Shire and her brother, collaborator and director Francis Ford Coppola grew up in a family that embraced the arts. Their father Carmine Coppola was a renowned flutist and composer. He often took his children on the road when he performed. So there was always that creative energy and sense of adventure present in their childhood and adolescent years.

Spotlight on Cineturismo

Rome: City of Cinema

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There are currently a few must-see exhibitions in Rome dedicated to Italian cinema.

Stream Classic & Contemporary Italian Cinema

Campari "Red Diaries" Series

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Campari has teamed up with Rome’s Cinecittà Studios to create short films by contemporary Italian directors Matteo Garrone, Stefano Sollima and Paolo Sorrentino to promote its cocktails. Each inspired by a specific Campari cocktail, the films are riveting psychological thrillers.

Mid-Century Loves

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The 1954 Mid-Century Loves is a 52-minute gem, consisting of five short tales directed by Pietro Germi, Mario Chiari, Roberto Rossellini, Antonio Pietrangeli and Glauco Pellegrini. Each is a decadent piece of cinematic perfection with detailed sets, regional music and spectacular cinematography. 

Bitter Rice, Giuseppe De Santis

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One of the first films of the Neorealism film movement, Bitter Rice is a multi-layered story, which called on star Silvana Mangano's talent and sex appeal to portray a peasant girl who could manipulate anyone with her beauty. The story is set during the rice-planting season in northern Italy in the midst of Italy's economic challenges. 

Brutti, Sporchi e Cattivi, Ettore Scola

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Ettore Scola's 1976 classic follows four generations of a family crowded together in a shantytown shack in the squalor of inner-city Rome. Patriarch-slumlord Giacinto has money from an accident settlement, but doesn’t share it with his family; when he starts spending it on a sex worker, his wife and sons plot against him.

On Exhibit

Gian Maria Volonté: La Mostra Fotografica

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Curated by the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia and
Cineteca Nazionale, this exhibit at the Festival del Cinema di Porretta Terme, located in the region of Emilia-Romagna, will feature photographs of the great late actor Gian Maria Volonté.