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Giulio Base on his Venice Premiere

The lineup of the 75th Venice International Film Festival, which takes place August 29th to September 8th, is unveiled.

Announcements made for the 2018 Festa del Cinema di Roma on retrospectives, premieres and restorations.

Monica Bellucci to play the revolutionary Tina Modotti in a miniseries directed by Edoardo de Angelis.

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.

Federica Foglia

Immigration is a relevant subject across the globe right now. Whether the headline is about young Syrians escaping their war-torn homeland to seek refuge in Europe and build new lives for their families- or the boatloads of North African refugees populating the shores of southern Italy and Lampedusa- or leaders of the United States looking to build a wall at the border of Mexico, it seems that immigration is affecting just about everyone these days.

Indie filmmaker, Federica Foglia, took her own story of immigration and turned it into a film that was selected for the Short Cuts Program of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Foglia is an Italian who immigrated to Canada. The process of assimilating was not an easy task. So she delve into her love of art and film to set some roots and feel at home. That experience inspired her to make the short film, Exit/Entranceabout a young artist who wanders the streets of his new town, exploring the nostalgia he feels for the home he left behind and the desire to belong to the home that he is trying to build.

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

La Leggenda del Santo Bevitore

A winner at the 1988 Venice Film Festival, a derelict with a criminal past is offered 200 francs by a stranger with one request- that when he can afford it, he return the sum to a chapel. 

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