100+ YEARS OF THE GREAT ITALIAN MOVIEMAKERS

Celebrities Step Up for Child Refugees

A-List celebrities will take the stage at the 2018 edition of Basilicata's Le Giornate del Cinema Lucana, July 24 - 29 in Maratea.

Early announcements made regarding the 2018 Festa del Cinema di Roma, including retrospectives, premieres and film restorations.

The soundtrack for Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name is coming to vinyl this summer with a special scene-themed release date.

Women in Film

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.

Valeria Golino

Valeria Golino is one of Italy's most celebrated filmmakers having excelled both behind and in front of the camera. 


Born in Naples in 1966, Golino is no stranger to American cinema. Most recognized in the U.S. for her role in Rain Man in which she played the girlfriend of Tom Cruise's character, Charlie, the role put her on the map as an international star, but her humble beginnings have always kept her grounded.


The daughter of an Italian father and Greek mother, Golino spent most of her childhood and teenage years traveling between Naples, Rome and Athens. She had dreams of becoming a doctor but the constant moving between Athens, where she stayed with her mother, and Rome, where she stayed with her father, made it difficult to focus on school. So, she began modeling and eventually left her studies after she landed her first role in a feature film. Golino then went on to make a name for herself in Hollywood and has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including Sean Penn, Mike Figgis, Steve Buscemi and Peter Fonda not to mention Dustin Hoffman and Barry Levinson.

Spotlight on Cineturismo

Basilicata: Land of Cinema

From Italian films to Hollywood blockbusters, the region of Basilicata is in high demand 

due to its stunning natural landscapes and ancient stone structures.

Stream Classic & Contemporary Italian Cinema

Liza, Marco Ferreri

Starring Marcello Mastroianni and Catherine Denueve, a cartoonist lives alone on a Mediterranean island with his dog. A woman on a nearby boat swims to the island and takes the dog’s place.

Salvatore Giuliano, Francesco Rosi

Salvatore Giuliano is the true story of a Sicilian bandit with a Robin Hood reputation of taking from the rich and giving to the poor. Rosi explores the mysteries surrounding his death.

Rehearsal For A Sicilian Tragedy, JohnTurturro

A love letter to the land of his origins, John Turturro explores his Sicilian heritage in this documentary that came about after researching for a possible feature film in which he would play a Sicilian puppeteer. 

Frank Zappa Summer '82: When Zappa Came to Sicily, Salvo Cuccia

Director Salvo Cuccia takes the children of Frank Zappa on a journey through their origins as he recounts the summer of 1982, when Zappa played a concert in Palermo that was halted halfway through.

On Exhibit

La Dolce Vitti

Extended through September 9, 2018 

at the Teatro dei Dioscuri Al Quirinale in Rome

Diary of Apocalypse Now

Through September 9 at the Casa del Cinema, located in Rome's Villa Borghese Park