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Two words, a huge meaning! During a period of disappointment, dejection, and misery we ought to respond to the challenges of our time with optimism, strong will and determination. Naoussa International Film Festival creates now culture and development.You are cinema! Your sight! What you want to whisper or scream. 229 creators from 49 countries make cinema and call us to participate to a dreamy trip at the magic of moving images.The 9th edition of the Festival will take place between 26 and 30 S...

SPOTLIGHT: ISABELLA FERRARI – AN ACTRESS PER CHANCE, AN ARTIST BY VOCATION

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This week ÉCU is spotlighting Isabella Ferrari, an Italian actress and Jury member of the International Jury Prize “Luigi De Laurentiis” at the 69 edition of the Venice Film Festival, the oldest film festivals in the world. Isabella is also one of the most beloved actresses of “auteur Italian independent cinema”, highly esteemed by film buffs. Isabella Ferrari was born in Ponte dell’Oglio, near to Piacenza, on March 31st, 1964. Over the years she has worked in Italy and abroad, w...

Eight Italian films to hit Hong Kong theatre this September

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        Set to spark a fervent interest in contemporary Italian cinema among Hong Kong moviegoers, “Cine Italiano! – Italian Film Week in Hong Kong”, a one-week showcase of eight finely selected Italian films, will run from 21 to 26 September 2012 at The Grand Cinema. Curated by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) and Zetema Progetto Cultura, and presented by City of Rome, Rai Cinema, CineCittà Luce, the Consulate Gene...

The jury of Montreal World in action

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Australian actress Greta Scacchi will preside over an international jury of film personalities from around the world. Her fellow jurists:  Véra Belmont, one of France's top producers, began her career as an actress but quickly sensed that her talent lay not in front of the camera but behind it. In 1966 she produced Paul Vecchiali's The Devil's Tricks and over four decades...

Open Roads 2012: New Italian Cinema showcase

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New York:  Open Roads: New Italian Cinema, 2012 That foreign language films have hard time finding an audience in the United is no secrete unless they are programmed for a captive diaspora audience in specialty houses as is the case for most films for the Indian language speaking audience. After all as the L.A. Times reported recently the top five grossing foreign films did not generate more than $40 million in each of the last four years while films made in the US generated billions abr...

Noces ephémères

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If you are talking about Iranian film, the first thing on your mind are films about Iranian divorce, gender issue and very bad position of women in the countries like Iran. But film Ephemeral Weddings/Noces ephémères by Reza Serkanian is not about the position of women in this culture. It is about women, customs and mentality all together. I say women because the film discusses love and women in the focus via Iranian customs. Colorful representation of Iranian film director Reza Serkanian gi...

Matteo Garrone speaks about the genesis of Reality

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The entire film cast of Reality, the film by Matteo Garrone presented this Friday in Competition, answered questions from the journalists. Matteo Garrone, about the genesis of Reality: "After Gomorrah, I was looking for a subject which would live up to the mark, with at least the same force, and which would be as surprising and as sound as Gomorrah, if not more. Little by little, I realised that I was heading for disaster. One day, I came across this small story which takes pl...

Nanni Moretti - a Retrospective in London

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ITALIAN CINEMA LONDON is proud to present a retrospective of the film director Nanni Moretti, from 12 - 15 April 2012 at Riverside Studios.This retrospective is a long-overdue tribute to one of the most originalpersonalities of Italian cinema - don't miss it!The programme showcases a selection of the best films by the Italian filmdirector. Highlights include The Son's Room, winner of the Palme d'Or in2001, Dear Diary, a confessional journey into the self and The Caiman,inspired by anti-Berlusco...

Dante Ferretti honored at 7° L.A. Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest

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Production designer Dante Ferretti and set decorator Francesca Lo Schiavo, recipients of two Academy Awards, and nominated this year in the category Art Direction for Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo”, will receive the L.A. ITALIA – Excellence Award 2012 during the 7° L.A. Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest to be held at the Hollywood Chinese Theatre from February 19th to 25th. The event, chaired this year by Italian filmmaker Pupi Avati, and taking place on the eve of the Oscar’s Night (schedu...

French Director Hazanavicius announced his next project on the war in Ceceniaat Capri Hollywood

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  FROM «THE ARTIST» TO CECENIA WAITING FOR THE GOLDEN GLOBES AND THE OSCARS French director Hazanavicius received the Best Film Award for his black & white movie at «Capri, Hollywood» where he announced his next project: a feature-film inspired to a Fred Zinnemann movie: «A contemporary story with a woman as a leading character »                        ...

Hazanavicius: from the Artist to the blast of the war in Cecenia

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French director Hazanavicius received the Best Film Award for his black & white movie at «Capri, Hollywood» where he announced his next project: a feature-film inspired to a Fred Zinnemann movie: «A contemporary story with a woman as a leading character » From the poetry of silent cinema to the blast of the war in Cecenia: French filmmaker Michael Hazanavicius, director of the "The artist" - one of the greatest favourites in the race for all the Awards 2012 - announced his next project, fea...

New Appointments at media Salles

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Following its meeting on Saturday 10th December, the Executive Committee has appointed Luigi Grispello President of MEDIA Salles, the Finnish member Tero Koistinen as Vice President and the English member Mike Vickers as Treasurer. A new member, Ron Sterk, Director of NVB (Nederlandse Vereniging Van Bioscoopexploitanten), the Dutch Exhibitors' Association, was also welcomed. The meeting was held in Amsterdam, the city which will be hosting the course "DigiTraining Plus: European Ci...

New apointments at media Salles

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Following its meeting on Saturday 10th December, the Executive Committee has appointed Luigi Grispello President of MEDIA Salles, the Finnish member Tero Koistinen as Vice President and the English member Mike Vickers as Treasurer.A new member, Ron Sterk, Director of NVB (Nederlandse Vereniging Van Bioscoopexploitanten), the Dutch Exhibitors’ Association, was also welcomed.The meeting was held in Amsterdam, the city which will be hosting the course “DigiTraining Plus: European Cinemas Experi...

What's cooking at Roma Fest 6th edition?

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Fifteen films in competition for the Official Selection of the sixth edition of the International Rome Film Festival (27th October - 4th November) featuring productions from all over the world.  Among many others, the scheduled films include Hotel Lux by Leander Haußmann, Babycall by Pål Sletaune, Hysteria by Tanya Wexler, Poongsan by Juhn Jaihong, The Eye of the Storm by Fred Schepisi with Geoffrey Rush and Charlotte Rampling, Une vie meilleure by Cédric Kahn with Guillaume Canet, Magic V...

Alessandro Calza

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Alessandro Calza On ‘Italian Night’ of the 2nd annual Aruba International Film Festival, actor Alessandro Calza from the film CIAO (2008) answered questions on the red carpet. ME: With the name ‘Ciao’ are you saying ‘hello’ or ‘goodbye’?ALE: Actually, ‘Ciao’ means ‘slave’ in Italian and it’s an old way of saying, ‘I serve you’ or ‘I am your slave’. It’s also an Italian way of saying ‘hello’ and/or ‘goodbye’. So, you can say it when you’re meeti...

red carpet with Alessandro Calza

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Alessandro Calza On ‘Italian Night’ of the 2nd annual Aruba International Film Festival, actor Alessandro Calza from the film CIAO (2008) answered questions on the red carpet. ME: With the name ‘Ciao’ are you saying ‘hello’ or ‘goodbye’?ALE: Actually, ‘Ciao’ means ‘slave’ in Italian and it’s an old way of saying, ‘I serve you’ or ‘I am your slave’. It’s also an Italian way of saying ‘hello’ and/or ‘goodbye’. So, you can say it when you’re meet...

A Showcase Of Classic And Contemporary Italian Cinema

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  Fellini, Rossellini, Visconti, De Sica, Pasolini, Bertolucci, Antonioni......these are some of the greatest masters of the art of filmmaking. All of the above, and several others, are included in the Days Of Italian Cinema event at the Zlin Film Festival, a true feast for cinemaphiles. Italian film has been a lively inspiration for filmmakers for decades and despite the frequent opinion that Italian cinema is dead or dying, there comes a new generation to take the place of the old mas...

The Magic Of The Zlin Film Festival

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  The Zlin Film Festival in the Czech Republic is one of the leading festivals around the world devoted to films, videos and new media works for the children and young adult sector. The Festival, which runs in the UNESCO Heritage City of Zlin in eastern Czech Republic, opens on Monday with the world premiere of IN THE DUVET, a new Czech film that is the first made completely in 3D. The film will unspool in the historic Grand Cinema, one of the last remaining movie palaces in Eastern Eur...

The Magic Of The Zlin Film Festival

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The Zlin Film Festival in the Czech Republic is one of the leading festivals around the world devoted to films, videos and new media works for the children and young adult sector. The Festival, which runs in the UNESCO Heritage City of Zlin in eastern Czech Republic, opens on Monday with the world premiere of IN THE DUVET, a new Czech film that is the first made completely in 3D. The film will unspool in the historic Grand Cinema, one of the last remaining movie palaces in Eastern Europe. The ...

Stars descend on French Riviera for Cannes film festival's opening

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The Croisette boulevard on May 10, 2011 in Cannes, on the eve of the opening ceremony of the 64th International Cannes Film Festival AFP/Fred Dufour by Robert MacPherson The 64th edition of the Cannes film festival gets underway on Wednesday with up-and-coming directors and Hollywood A-listers rubbing shoulders at the world's biggest cinema gathering. Woody Allen's latest romantic comedy "Midnight in Paris" opens the 11-day event on the French R...

Bertolucci to kick off Cannes with Honorary Palme d'or

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This is a novelty for the Festival de Cannes: from 2011, the organizers will award an annual Honorary Palme d'or, which will be presented during the Opening Ceremony. This recognition is attributed to an important filmmaker, whose work is authoritative but never got a Palme d'or. In the recent past, Woody Allen, in 2002, or Clint Eastwood in 2009, were awarded this distinction by President Gilles Jacob, on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Festival de Cannes. Now, the act becom...

The Italian Film Festival 2011 will kick off on 1 March 2011

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  LONDON'S ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2011 1 - 6 March 2011   The Italian Film Festival 2011 will kick off on 1 March 2011 with a concert at London's Cadogan Hall by Nicola Piovani, winner of the Academy Award for the score of Roberto Benigni's Life Is Beautiful in 1998. The festival, due to become an annual event, is organized by the Italian Cultural Institute in London and Cinecittà Luce in Rome...

NEWSLETTER N° 497: february 18, 2011

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NEWSLETTER N° 497: february 18, 2011

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Italian Cinema London returns

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  2nd EDITION OF ITALIAN CINEMA LONDON ANNOUNCED   ITALIAN CINEMA LONDON is back and bigger than ever. This year's expanded film festival will take place from 1 to 10 April 2011 at venues across London, including Riverside Studios, Hammersmith; Genesis Cinema, Whitechapel and Phoenix Cinema, East Finchley. ICL will also partner with BAFTA and the Estorick Collection to host a number of special events. The programme showcases a selection of the latest Italian film...
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