The Locarno Film Festival is assembling a strong Italian component for its upcoming edition, which will honor the grand dames of cinema Italiano, from Alida Valli to Asia Argento, alongside plans to…
Italo producer Domenico Procacci has lured helmer Ferzan Ozpetek to shoot "Un Giorno Perfetto" (A Perfect Day), a multiple-strand drama set during the course of 24 hours in present-day Rome, based on…
Bernardo Bertolucci will be honored by the Venice Film Festival with a special Golden Lion established for the Lido's 75th anniversary.
Aurelio De Laurentiis has scored -- literally. Just three years after acquiring the Napoli soccer team, the Neapolitan pic producer's moolah and motivation have spurred the club to earn a place back…
British helmer Joe Wright's adaptation of Ian McEwan's "Atonement" will open the 64th Venice International Film Festival, in competition.
Giuseppe Tornatore's white slavery noir "The Unknown" took the top nods at Italy's David di Donatello prizes, scooping five statuettes -- including for best picture and director -- as the country's…
Italo helmer Giuseppe Tornatore will soon be back in the director's chair in his native Sicily to shoot a drama spanning five decades in the life of a Sicilian village.
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."