Politically passionate Italo helmer Gillo Pontecorvo, whose realistic re-construction of urban clashes between Algerian nationalists and French troops, "The Battle of Algiers," became a…
The curtain finally rises on the RomeFilmFest today, starting with a protracted Sean Connery celebration prior to fest opener "Fur," amid hopes that a high-profile shindig in the local film-industry…
Efforts are under way for Rome and Lazio, the region that surrounds the Italo capital, to host a new high-profile international television festival, with aspirations to become a European version of…
A rare case of a Napoleon biopic with a comic twist, and certainly the first set during the Gallic emperor's exile on the Tuscan island of Elba, "N (Io e Napoleone)" is just the kind of quality pic…
Industryites across Europe -- not just Italians -- weren't so pleased when the mighty American Film Market blitzkrieged Mifed's fall calendar slot and bumped off the old Milan mart.
True to its self-definition that it is a "festa" -- a party -- rather than another conventional film festival, the RomeFilmFest has assembled a rich mix of populist pics and more eclectic fare…
Aiming to appeal to Romans of all sorts, the RomeFilmFest really has something for everyone. While more canonical cinema will unspool in the cornerstone competish and premiere sections, the nascent…
For most of the 1980s and 1990s, Italo TV viewers were glued to their screens by "The Octopus," a spellbinding skein in which a fictional cop fought the Cosa Nostra.
Venice Film Fest topper Marco Muller is among international industryites headed for the Beirut Film Fest, which kicks off today (Oct. 4).
Emanuele Crialese's Ellis Island immigration drama "Golden Door" is Italy's candidate for a foreign-language Oscar nomination.
A mix of populist pics and more eclectic fare, with a decidedly European bent, characterizes the ambitious RomeFilmFest's first edition lineup. While organizers said preems were not their top…