Many years ago, when 2026 still seemed science fiction to everyone, an actor succeeded in marrying the cities of Milan and Cortina with a single, […]
Fantozzi n. [antonomastic use of the surname of accountant Ugo Fantozzi, the comic character created and personified by the actor P. Villaggio], fam. – incapable, […]
Now 70 years old, Carlo Verdone has spent 40 of them as a director, actor and writer, capturing the essence and the facets of Italians […]
Speed and glory: Mangold’s Ford v Ferrari will “turn the steering wheel” back in time to make fans (and non fans) relive the ancient and […]
In the Sixties, it was not unusual to spot Jean Paul Belmondo walking along Rome, or Frank Sinatra playing the piano at Harry’s Bar. Actresses […]
In 1923 a young high school graduate was hired by the Bank of Italy. That day, the movie industry almost lost one of its brightest […]
Milan is grey, Milan is cold, Milan is in a rush. But that’s not all: Milan is welcoming, Milan gives hope, Milan feeds dreams. Over […]
On 26 November 2018 Bernardo Bertolucci, the last great Master of Italian cinema, passed away. Born in Parma on 16 March 1941, over his fifty-year […]
Born in 1940, Gigi Proietti sports a broad smile across his face, speaks in his warm roman accent and has an “explosive” personality. An endearing […]
A perfect screenplay, an eternal mask, the first sports movie to win an Oscar for Best Film. More than 40 years ago the audience met […]
Massive feasts, knowing looks, true friendship and fake blows: this is the story of an emblematic tv-couple: the fantastic Bud Spencer and Terence Hill. Always […]
We don’t ever take ourselves too seriously. The Godfather and The Sopranos are to cinema and television as Homer is to myth. Although in different […]
Have you ever had a friend who was able to make you smile, who made you reflect and then always got that laugh out of […]
By Giuseppe Tornatore, ‘Cinema Paradiso‘ offers excellent food for thought and an interesting analysis of the relationship between modern national cinema and classic Italian heritage, […]
Exactly which time is it that Time for Loving refers to? Distributed in Italian cinemas in 1983, the film is structured in a dual timeline: […]
It was the summer of 1922 at the Hotel Cavour in Milan, and two lovers were separated by only a couple of rooms, and seventeen […]
Mario Ruoppolo doesn’t know about politics, certainly not about love, let alone about poetry. The shy son of a fisherman, he does not want to […]
In 1962 the trajectory of Italian comedy drastically changed, largely as the result of one poignant film, Il Sorpasso. An ironic and bitter trip around […]
In 1958, Tom Ripley (Matt Damon) is a young American boy, a gifted singer, pianist and imitator. Tom, among his other qualities, is very talented […]
Italy, with its diverse and evocative landscapes, has always inspired sensitive verses by such prestigious poets as Petrarca, who in the XIV Century, concluded his […]
Throughout the years (even recently), director Francesco Rosi has often talked about Luchino Visconti, hailing him as a cornerstone of Italian cinema. Rosi was a […]
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