With Hollywood commanding a 55% piece of the pie, Italo box office grosses are up 7.4% year-on-year between January and May 2007 to $389 million, while local pics account for more than one third…
Euro telepics dominate the lineup of the nascent RomaFictionFest, which boasts 29 world preems with a decidedly Eurocentric bent, but will also comprise fresh fiction from China, Iran and Hollywood…
Abbas Kiarostami will head the jury of the Capalbio Cinema fest dedicated to international shorts, located in Tuscany, where the Iranian auteur will soon be shooting his next feature.
Italy seemed caught in a time warp last week with the Red Brigades wreaking havoc again, three decades after the country's so-called "years of lead."
The 53rd TaorminaFilmFest will feature a mix of Hollywood goods and Middle Eastern flavors, with the Italian preems of "Transformers," "Lucky You" and "Flyboys" unspooling alongside a new…
Spike Lee will shoot an Italy-set World War II drama based on "Miracle at St. Anna," U.S. author James McBride's novel about black American soldiers fighting the German army in the mountains of…
Andy Garcia, Paul Mazursky and Terry Gilliam will be honored by the 50th Spoleto Festival, bestowing a Hollywood glow to the prominent event dedicated to opera, dance, drama -- and now cinema -- in…
Giuseppe Tornatore's "The Unknown" scooped the top nod for best picture at Italy's Silver Ribbons awards, which also bestowed kudos on Ennio Morricone for the score of Tornatore's white slavery noir.
Just as his "Death Proof" goes into release in Italy, snide comments from Quentin Tarantino about the current state of Italo cinema are drawing fusillades from the local film community. "New Italian…
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