In Italy, where economic woes are shaking up the film industry, a new generation of players with a bigger global vision is surfacing, epitomized by Ginevra Elkann.
Venice Film Festival: Italian Cinema
The Venice Film Festival's independently run Critics' Week has awarded its prize to "Zoran, My Nephew the Idiot" a sophisticated comedy by first-time Italo helmer Matteo Oleotto. Two-hander set in…
Gianfranco Rosi explores Rome's Grande A the most extensive urban highway in Italy, in this intriguing but all-over-the-place docu.
The economic crisis is tackled head-on in Gianni Amelio's "Intrepido: A Lonely Hero," and while the helmer ropes in topics including financial worries, foreign workers, corruption and ineffective…
VENICE – Apple and Italy's film promotion entity Cinecittà Luce are launching an iTunes channel dedicated to classic and contempo Italian titles being touted as the first outlet ever to aggregate and…
Italy is stepping up overtures toward the Chinese film and TV industries, with the Venice Film Market poised to play a potentially pivotal role. This summer, the Italian government quietly set up an…
Hayao Miyazaki's hauntingly beautiful historical epic draws a sober portrait of Japan between the two World Wars.
Paris-based sales company Elle Driver has acquired all international territories outside Italy on ambitious Italo animation drama "The Art of Happiness," by Alessandro Rak, which opened the…
Frank Mannion's Swipe Films has inked world sales rights to Chilean Sebastian Sepulveda's "The Quispe Sisters," which world premieres today at Venice's 28th Critics' Week. A U.K.-based…
William Friedkin held court on Thursday at the Venice Film Festival, where he received a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement ahead of the world preem of a restored and recolored copy of his 1977…