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  • As news of Franco Zeffirelli’s death reached I-Italy, we looked back at our past issues and found a photo taken by Zeffirelli’s adopted son, Giuseppe, of New Yorker Steve Acunto and his daughter, Claudia during a visit to the Maestro’s home in Rome in 2013. We invited Mr Acunto to remember the Maestro, recalling that Spring afternoon.
  • Open Roads New Italian Film Festival returns to New York’s Film at Lincoln Center for its 19th edition with a selection of carefully curated recent Italian films offering a glimpse into the world of Italian cinema and some insights into contemporary Italian society.
  • Il film sulla storia del primo grande pentito di mafia. Tommaso Buscetta, l'uomo che cambio' i rapporti tra Stato e criminalità organizzata interpretato da Pierfrancesco Favino. "Il Traditore", venduto in oltre 24 paesi nel mondo, tra cui gli Stati Uniti, è una storia di crimine e tradimento su un uomo che è stato capace di lasciare la mafia, ma che ha vissuto il resto della sua vita da esule con la paranoia di venir ucciso, perché la mafia non dimentica.
  • Production designer Dante Ferretti and set decorator Francesca Lo Schiavo, the Oscar-winning power couple behind some of the most iconic movies in film history, describe their roles, their creative process, their relationship, and their experiences working with the world’s biggest directors from Fellini to Scorsese.
  • Interview with lead actor and producer of “Lucania terra sangue e magia” (Lucania earth blood and magic), directed by Gigi Roccati. The film won three Grand Jury Remi Awards at the 52nd WorldFest Houston International Film Festival: Best Foreign Film, Best Actress (Angela Fontana) and Best Editing (Annalisa Forgione.)
  • Lucia’s Grace / Troppa Grazia Gianni Zanasi, Italy/Greece/Spain, 2018, 110m
    Open Roads: New Italian Cinema is the leading screening series to offer North American audiences a diverse and extensive lineup of contemporary Italian films. This year’s edition again strikes a balance between emerging talents and esteemed veterans, commercial and independent fare, outrageous comedies, gripping dramas, and captivating documentaries, with in-person appearances by many of the filmmakers.

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