It's a tall order to make visual effects that can qualify as special in a land that hasn't spawned a sci-fi, fantasy, disaster or war movie in ages.
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The posters in Spain for "Donkey Xote" proclaimed "From the producers who saw 'Shrek,'" but those ironic one-sheets could not make the "Don Quixote" adaptation a success in their native land, where…
Oliver Stone, Roman Polanski and U.S. novelist Jonathan Lethem are expected by attend the Turin Film Festival's 26th edition, the second under Nanni Moretti's artistic direction.
Movie stars, fashion mavens and Roman notables mingled at the second annual amfAR gala held in the Eternal City's Galleria Borghese museum on Oct. 24 during the Rome Film Festival.
Two top Rome Film Festival honchos, Giorgio Gosetti and Teresa Cavina, have ankled after the event's closing day, raising questions about the future shape and scope of the Eternal City extravaganza.
For a fest that just five months ago was teetering due to political turmoil, the third Rome Film Festival pulled off a rather remarkable feat: it didn't feel makeshift.
Political pics took the top prizes at the Rome Film Festival where Italo helmer Giacomo Battiato's Bosnia-set ethnic cleansing drama "Resolution 819" scooped the audience nod, while Afghan helmer…
Italy is gunning to become a hot spot for international shoots thanks to its recently introduced tax credits that can provide as much as 25% of a film's budget for a total of up to e5 million ($7.7…
The Italian box office is down 5% so far in 2008, a year that is seeing Yank pics command a hefty 62% marketshare despite some Hollywood underperformers. Meanwhile local movies are consolidating…
Italian producer Gianluigi Braschi, the close Roberto Benigni collaborator who was nominated for an Oscar for "Life Is Beautiful" and became instrumental to the making of many other Benigni hit pics…