Just as during the Renaissance, when Italy's feisty city-states feuded and vied to build a more beautiful cathedral, Venice and Rome are engaged in a film festival rivalry, which so far has been…
Four years after Marco Mueller took the reins, Venice hits its stride with a rich, meticulously assembled lineup for the fest's 75th anni, which has promise to be among its best editions in recent…
Forty-five years after Bernardo Bertolucci's first feature premiered at the Venice Film Festival, Italy's most internationally prominent living director is returning to the Lido to receive a special…
With Hollywood's summer tentpole stampede now subsided, European auds are getting a wider range of goods this weekend, which will see "Sicko" make its first major offshore outing, in Italy, and…
The Rome Film Festival has announced a first batch of titles, including European bows of Sidney Lumet crimer "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" and Hector Babenco's Gael Garcia Bernal starrer "The…
The Weinstein Co. has sold Italian rights to Stephen King adaptation "1408" and Rob Zombie's "Halloween" remake to Lucky Red in a deal that signals the Italo distrib's expansion from strictly…
Amos Gitai's political drama "Disengagement," centered around Israel's 2005 pullout from the occupied Gaza strip, will world preem at the upcoming Venice Film Festival.
Just two weeks after his death, helmer Michelangelo Antonioni's personal archives are in jeopardy due to plans to shutter the Antonioni museum in his native Ferrara, northern Italy.
Dubbing has always been a headache for the film business. But Hollywood's new dependence on international box office has turned it into a major migraine.
An electrical short circuit is being blamed for a fire at Rome's Cinecitta Studios backlot that claimed part of the set of HBO's "Rome" but caused little other damage, leaving the sprawling…
The Venice Film Festival will pay tribute to John Ford with the world preem of a freshly restored print of his oater "The Iron Horse," accompanied by Nick Redman's docu "Becoming John Ford."