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2010 Venice Film Festival to start with the best in Italian cinema

25 April, 2020
The 2010 Venice Film Festival starts tomorrow and we will be seeing a number of wonderful Italian films, Italian celebrities and hopefully a few international stars as well. Whether or not Italy’s favourite adopted celebrity George Clooney makes an appearance…

Italian cinema: sexy actress Nadia Cassini turns 60

24 April, 2020
After our posts about Edwige Fenech and Gloria Guida today we want to celebrate another sexy actress who in the early seventies and eighties graced the silver screen with her curvaceous hot body: Nadia Cassini! Actually her real name is…

Elisabetta Canalis to get married in Italian film

24 April, 2020
If you hadn’t already guessed it, gossip from Italy and much of the Italian public in general is obsessed with the George Clooney-Elisabetta Canalis relationship and many Italians have been holding their breath over whether the couple will get married…

Trashy Italian cinema: Christmas with Belen Rodriguez in South Africa

23 April, 2020
Italy describes its annual trashy cinemafest at Christmas time ‘cinepanettone’ and this year’s “Christmas in….” film is being shot in South Africa, using the backdrop of this year’s 2010 Word Cup. Italian show girl (from Argentina) Belen Rodriguez has become…

Bologna hosts exhibition on Federico Fellini

23 April, 2020
A spectacular exhibition dedicated to Italian film director Federico Fellini has been unveiled in Bologna, Emilia Romagna’s key city (Federico Fellini was born just a few miles way). Dall’ Italia alla Luna or From Italy to the Moon, is the…

Trailer from Giorgio Arcelli's film "Principessa"

20 April, 2020
The Italian film “Principessa” is being released, directed by Giorgio Arcelli and with appearances from Morena Salvino, Michele Riondino, Piera Degli Esposti, Vanessa Gravina and Riccardo Lupo.The Cinderella style plot follows the story of Matilda, a country girl who lives…

Famous kisses on show for Valentine's Day in Italy

18 April, 2020
The Amalfi Coast and Salerno are very romantic places in Italy, no more so than on Saint Valentine’s Day. This year the town of Cava dei Tirreni is taking Valentine celebrations one step further in an exhibition called “Una città…

Drinking in Italy: Italian divas in photographic exhibition

18 April, 2020
We saw the famous kisses exhibition in Italy for Valentine’s Day, with international and Italian divas in scenes from well known films in amorous poses with their leading men. Another Valentine’s Day exhibition in Italy takes on just the fascination…

Italian director Mario Monicelli dies at 95 years

16 April, 2020
Veteran Italian director and important figure in the history of Italian cinema, Mario Monicelli, has died by commiting suicide at the age of 95 years. In hospital for treatment for prostate cancer, Monicelli threw himself off the fifth floor balcony…

Venice Film Festival: Ferzan Ozpetek's "Un giorno perfetto"

15 April, 2020
Closing off our coverage of the Venice Film Festival, we look at Ferzan Ozpetek’s “Un giorno perfetto”, or “A perfect day”, with Isabella Ferrari, Valerio Mastandrea, Valerio Binasco, Nicole Grimaudo, Federico Costantini, Monica Guerritore, Angela Finocchiaro, Stefania Sandrelli, Christian Serritiello,…

Italian movies: Diari by Attilio Azzola

10 April, 2020
Diari or Diaries is a movie directed by Attilio Azzola which tells the story of a group of teenagers. As the film unfolds, viewers gradually become acquainted with their inner dramas. There’s Leonora who must cope with her father’s sudden…

New film by Pupi Avati

10 April, 2020
Pupi Avati will start filming his new work, Il cuore grande delle ragazze (Girls’ big hearts) in Ferbruary 2011, which is set to be another of those relating the lives of Italian families, couples and love. Hopefully the new film…

Dario Argento's Giallo: the trailer

9 April, 2020
Italian filmmaker Dario Argento is releasing his next thriller film, called Giallo. This is “yellow” in Italian and is the name given to the thriller genre. This Argento thriller tells the story of a serial killer who preys on models,…
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