New works from Northern Europe dominate the 21st EuropaCinema, which kicks off Monday in Viareggio, on the Tuscan coast.
Mike Leigh's "Vera Drake," the tale of a good Samaritan abortionist, was the Venice Intl. Film Festival's big winner, scooping the Golden Lion and also the best actress nod for Imelda Staunton.
Leading European multiplex operator UGC will open Italy's largest multiplex outside Rome in December, pitting itself up against Warner Village Cinemas as a significant Italo player.
Italo thesp Sergio Castellitto will star in projects by veteran helmers Marco Bellocchio and Gianni Amelio, both skedded to shoot next year.
Mifed topper Carlo Bassi is claiming Americans and Brits are boycotting the Oct. 12-16 Milan film mart in order to go to the AFM in November. Bassi said at the Venice Intl. Film Festival that he has…
The Venice Intl. Film Festival got off to one of its most lavish starts in recent memory with Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and boatloads of Hollywood stars and Italo politicos strutting their stuff on…
With late starts and aborted schedules threatening to turn crowds at the 61st Venice Intl. Film Festival into a lynch mob, Harvey Weinstein stepped in as an unlikely ringmaster over the weekend as…
Vincent Gallo will star in indie helmer Abel Ferrara's "Mary," an eclectic Bible-themed drama that Ferrara described as "a search for the heart of my religious upbringing."
Italy's state film entity Istituto Luce is attempting to break away from its olden days of sloppy subsidizing with a new game plan.
Sky Italia is launching a classic cinema channel, strengthening its ties with the Italian film community, one year after the Rupert Murdoch-backed paybox became the country's single satcaster.
Italo "Best of Youth" helmer Marco Tullio Giordana will return behind camera to shoot "Quando Sei Nato Non Puoi Più Nasconderti" (Once You're Born You Just Can't Hide), "a coming-of-age drama steeped…