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  • Columbia University Film Studies Professor Richard Pena directed the New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center for over two decades. He is known for the successful Italian film series at Lincoln Center entitled “Open Roads: New Italian Cinema.” In this interview, Pena talks about his love of Italy and Italian cinema.
  • The Film Society of Lincoln Center welcomes the 13th edition of Open Roads: New Italian Cinema (June 5-12). The festival is recognized as the leading North American showcase of contemporary Italian cinema, and this summer's edition is going to be exceptionally strong and diverse
  • The 67th Cannes Film Festival has come to an end and among the winners we find an Italian director: Alice Rohrwacher won the Grand Prix prize, the second most prestigious award, for her film The Wonders (Le Meraviglie). The film has been labled as a gentle and textured coming-of-age story “inspired by the director’s own childhood in the countryside between Umbria, Lazio and Tuscany.” (The Telegraph)
  • Art & Culture
    N. L.(July 13, 2012)
    The celebrated Italian actor's directorial debut Uerra (War) is a delightful comedy that revolves around a father and his three sons, who take dad's war stories a little too much to heart. It was presented at Iron Mule, a short comedy screening series presented at 92Y Tribeca.
  • The Italian satire was awarded the second-place grand prize at the closing ceremony of the 65th edition of the celebrated international film festival. Starring a convicted murder, Aniello Arena, the film tells the story of a Naples fishmonger obsessed with reality TV.
  • Anthology Film Archives present, April 26-29, a retrospective encompassing all five feature films (as well as a couple shorts) directed by the vanguard filmmaker, actor, and playwright Carmelo Bene, one of the greatest figures in Italian avant-garde culture.
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    This 1963 historical drama by Mario Monicelli, brimming with humor and honesty, is a respectful and candid ode to the power of the people, and features engaging, naturalistic performances by the likes of Marcello Mastroianni and Renato Salvatori. It is a docudrama with a slight comedic edge that was “a box office failure and Monicelli blamed himself for it,” Professor Antonio Monda (NYU) said at the screening of the film at Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò.