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…
Like a rerun of the "Saving Private Ryan" debarkation on the Lido six years back, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and a hefty DreamWorks and UIP entourage swept into the 61st Venice Intl. Film Festival…
The first edition of the Venice Intl. Film Festival under new artistic director Marco Muller begins today amid hopes that a facelift for the event -- including a E1 million ($1.2 million) catwalk in…
Roberto Benigni is back in the director's chair with "La tigre e la neve" (The Tiger and the Snow), a comedy about a love-struck Italo poet in Iraq at the outset of last year's American-led invasion.
Multihyphenate Marco Muller, 51, became Venice's artistic director in March, ending a long political spat over who should hold the event's top post. He has headed the Locarno, Rotterdam and Pesaro…
In 1968, angry leftist filmmakers led by Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard gave birth to the Cannes Directors Fortnight. Berlin followed suit two years later with its International Forum of New…
Call it flying the home flag with a twist. While Italo pics have always been a fixture at the Venice Film Festival, fest topper Marco Muller has found a different way of displaying local fare.
Pierre Menahem's Paris-based sales company Momento! has acquired all international rights outside Italy to "Private," the drama of a Palestinian family trapped at home by Israeli soldiers that was…