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suburra - italian crime thriller

Italian crime thrillers popular abroad

“A brash and brutal Italian crime thriller”, writes The Guardian about the 2015 Italian film “Suburra”, that was released in the United Kingdom late June. The same quality newspaper speaks also highly of the 2014 Italian crime drama “Gomorrah”, whose second season belatedly returned on the screen in May-June (Sky Atlantic). “It capped off its […]

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Lifetime Achievement Award for Hanks in Rome

Tom Hanks receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Academy Award winners Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep come to the Rome Film Fest to meet the audience and pick up prices. The eleventh edition of the Rome Film Fest will take place between October 13 and 23 this year at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, and at other locations in the Italian capital. Tom […]

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dolce vita revisited

La Dolce Vita Revisited

La Dolce Vita, the iconic Fellini film featuring the ‘gay and roaring’ 50s and 60s that symbolize Rome, will be revived on Saturday June 25. The Dolce Vita Revisited is actually a contest where participants are in possession of a Vespa, a camera, a laptop and a good dose of style and creativity. Each team […]

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richard gere time out of mind

Richard Gere before a homeless audience in Rome

Richard Gere will present his latest film ‘Time Out of Mind’ in an exclusive preview before a homeless audience in Rome (June 9). The film about homeless people will later that week star the opening night of the 62nd edition of the Taormina Film Fest in Sicily, according to cinematographe.it. Richard Gere will submerge with […]

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Italian films victorious in film festival Cannes

Italian film victorious in Cannes Film Festival

After ‘Hollywood’ Italian films received the most prizes at the Cannes Film Festival since its existence in 1939. Twelve times an Italian director was picked as winner of the Palme d’Or, including Fellini, Visconti and Antonioni. The last win dates back to 2001 when Nanni Moretti won with ‘La Stanza del figlio’ (The Son’s Room’). […]

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Cindy Crawford drinks a bottle of San Benedetto in Rome

Cindy Crawford in Rome for a TV ad

Piazza Margana (near Rome’s Ghetto), Ponte Sisto (the bridge nearby the crash of James Bond’s Aston Martin in the film ‘Spectre’) and Palazzo Taverna (former Borgia residence). These are the locations in Rome of the audiovisual advertisement Cindy Crawford ran this week. Director is Gabriele Muccino, known of the film ‘Pursuit of Happyness’. The 50-year-old […]

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All Roads Lead to Rome-Jessica Parker-Bova

All Roads Lead to Rome but not to the movies

The comedy ‘All Roads Lead to Rome’ with Sarah Jessica Parker and Italian legend Claudia Cardinale, that was scheduled to hit the movies in April, will be distributed on television in Italy instead. The film is distributed on dvd in the United States. Although it is not said that the film won’t get a high […]

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April Set with Banderas and Rhys Meyers

Starting April 18 the makers of “Black Butterfly” will film for five weeks in Rome and its surroundings. The film is directed by Brian Goodman starring Antonio Banderas and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. In Black Butterfly, Paul (Banderas), a writer in decay, offers hospitality to a drifter named Jack (Rhys-Meyers) and takes him virtually hostage, forcing […]

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