The well-worn precept that a pubcaster must serve as a nation's cultural driver is getting new meaning at Italy's RAI Cinema, where recently installed topper Caterina D'Amico is taking the reins.
Besides "Ratatouille" touching down in Blighty, across Europe it's midrange fare all over the menu, with local pics in Italy, Spain and France among the widest openers.
Can the Rome Film Festival become a driver for the Italian film industry and also give European cinema a boost?
Roman auds also will see Rituparno Ghosh's melodrama "The Last Lear," about the travails of a famous Shakespearean thesp, played by Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan; "Gandhi, My Father," depicting the…
The Rome Film Festival has added Gaul's "Peur(s) du noir" ("Fear(s) of the Dark"), an animation portmanteau pic all about nightmares, with drawings from six internationally known comic book artists…
The Venice Film Festival is forging ties with China's Golden Rooster and Full Blossom Film Festival, which combines a fest with China's main film awards.
While "Ratatouille" got gobbled up in Germany this weekend, European B.O. remained mostly anemic in a mixed-fare frame, which saw "Michael Clayton" and "Eastern Promises" open on top in Italy and…
Italian prosecutors brought new charges that would include Silvio Berlusconi in the ongoing Milan trial probing multimillion-dollar Hollywood movie rights purchased by his Mediaset TV empire.
Italian actress Giovanna Mezzogiorno has joined the cast of Wim Wenders' "The Palermo Shooting," which has just started shooting in the Sicilian city.
The Italian and Brazilian film industries are launching a joint film fund to strengthen their budding moviemaking bond.
Tarak Ben Ammar is making moves to become a prominent Italo film player. The Franco-Tunisian film producer and dealmaker -- topper of Paris-based Quinta Communications and board member of the…