100+ YEARS OF THE GREAT ITALIAN MOVIEMAKERS

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The Timeless Allure
of an
Italian Classic

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What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire, Roberto Minervini's new documentary chronicling the lives of black Americans in New Orleans, opens in New York.

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The world premiere of two episodes of Paolo Sorrentino's The New Pope will be an out of competition Special Screening at the upcoming 76th Venice Film Festival. 

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Franco Marco's  study of Sicily will premiere at the Venice Film Festival. La mafia non è più quella di una volta is the story of veteran photographer Letizia Battaglia who documented mafia wars.

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Women in Film

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The Trailblazers

From the silent era to today, Italian women 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.

Antonietta De Lillo

Neapolitan-born director Antonietta De Lillo is a prolific filmmaker who has made importation fiction and non-fiction works while tackling diverse subjects. In this collaboration with Directed by Women, we focus on her 2015 documentary Oggi insieme domani anche (Today Together, Tomorrow Too). 


The project is a study into the sentimental life of couples, singles and communities, revealing the complexities of love and relationships in the current social revolution happening in Italy—in particular with same-sex marriage. Through interviews with couples, she studied love in times of crisis and in times of happiness. She looked through family movies and photos, which captured important life events such as weddings, ceremonies and anniversaries. She also studied the cause and effect of separations and traumas.

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Spotlight on Cineturismo

Gaeta: City of Cinema

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Located in the region of Lazio bordering Campania, Gaeta offers natural sets 

with mountainous shorelines, infinite sea and centuries-old structures. 

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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

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Mid-Century Loves

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The 1954 Mid-Century Loves is a 52-minute gem, which contains five short tales of love 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. 

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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 just about anyone with her beauty. The story is set during the rice-planting season in northern Italy in the midst of Italy's economic challenges. 

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Return to Lucania, Jeannine Guilyard

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A finalist in the 2018 Russo Brother's Italian American Film Forum, Return to Lucania traces the socioeconomic development of Italy’s southern region of Basilicata through the cinema made there. Featuring interviews with contemporary and classic filmmakers, the documentary takes us from the early 20th century to today.

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On Exhibit in Rome

Tribute to Screenwriter Cesare Zavattini

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A multimedia exhibition dedicated to neorealism screenwriter Cesare Zavattini 

is underway at the Casa del Cinema in Rome.

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