Mafia-themed movies are making news in Italy, but politicos aren't so happy about the image of the country they're presenting to the world.
Their zealous pursuit of celebs usually renders them the object of scorn, but Italy's most famous paparazzo Rino Barillari is being hailed as a hero.
Paolo Virzi's telemarketing satire "Her Whole Life Ahead of Her" took the top nod at Italy's Nastri D'Argento (Silver Ribbons), the country's oldest film awards.
Italo film critic Gian Luigi Rondi, a former Venice topper long known to have a conservative bent, has been tapped to replace Goffredo Bettini as president of the Rome Film Festival.
Turkish cinema will take centerstage at the 54th Taormina Film Festival, where movies from the Mediterreanean basin will loom large while Hollywood offerings are slim and Italian fare is notably…
Vittorio Cecchi Gori, Italy's once-mighty movie mogul behind hits including "Life Is Beautiful," will be questioned today about his alleged attempt to avoid paying creditors by moving money around…
The political turmoil surrounding the Rome Film Festival has claimed its first casualty -- fest prexy Goffredo Bettini is ankling amid repeated assurances that the fest's third edition will not be…
John Turturro will return to his Italian roots by directing "Souls of Naples," a movie adaptation of the Edoardo de Filippo play in which he starred Off Broadway.
Locarno artistic director Frederic Maire will ankle the Swiss-Italian fest in November 2009 to head up the Swiss Film Archive, where Herve Dumont is stepping down.
Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset broadcast group is upping competition with Rupert Murdoch-owned rival Sky Italia by adding Disney Channel and a premium sports station to its Premium Gallery pay TV…
Italy's new Silvio Berlusconi-led government has bowed to opposition pressure as well as a European Court ruling and dropped legislation that would have kept his Mediaset-owned Rete 4 on-air through…