100+ YEARS OF THE GREAT ITALIAN MOVIEMAKERS

Director Pietro Marcello on his Neapolitan Martin Eden

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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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The guests and nominees have been announced for this year's Italian Movie Award ceremony that will take place in New York.

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.

Michelle D'Alessandro Hatt


With beginnings in theatre as an actress and playwright, Michelle D'Alessandro Hatt recently made her directorial debut with the award-winning short film, Brave Little Army.


An inspiring story of women supporting women, Brave Little Army is the first film in a trilogy that follows a group of girlfriends from grammar school through adulthood. 


We talked with the new director about making the leap to directing and what advice she has for other women aspiring to do the same.


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. 

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 in Rome

Luxardo e il cinema

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The exhibition Luxardo e il cinema consists of 32 photographs taken by Elio Luxardo, an artist and photographer known for his portraits of the great divas of Cinecittà's Golden Age.