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  • Every year, Open Roads, co-presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Istituto Luce Cinecittà, offers a diverse and extensive experience of contemporary Italian cinema, and that's not just a treat for the audience but it's a special opportunity for filmmakers alike that get a chance to meet with US distributors, in case their films have not found distribution yet, with local press and with fellow Italian or international filmmakers and artists of all sorts.
  • Giuseppe Basso has worked at Cinecittà for roughly ten years, three as the studio’s CEO. Now he’s launching a column in i-ItalyNY to celebrate the return of Rome’s Hollywood on the Tiber heyday.
  • A special series dedicated to the film work of iconic Italian actress Anna Magnani, May 18 – June 1. The 24-title retrospective will screen entirely on 35mm and 16mm.
  • Paolo Genovese, the director and co-writer of Perfect Strangers, the Italian box office hit on how cell phones and social media have entered into fragile territories and affect almost everyone's lives, made himself available to share some of the secrets of his latest film. Produced by Medusa Film and Lotus Productions, the film has had its International Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on the 14th of April and is nominated for nine David Di Donatello awards (The Italian Oscars), including best picture and best director of the year.
  • We sat down for a long conversation via Skype with Paola Bernardini about her "City of Dreams Sogni", an eighteen-minute short about two runaways boys who are convinced that life must have more to offer than their own unloving mother So with their knapsacks on their backs, they wander through the magical region of Puglia, armed only with a map, a flier about a place called “City of Dreams,” and the memory of an aunt they haven’t seen in years.
  • Four Are the Italian Films in Competition at Venezia. Rumors were confirmed that 'Sangue del mio sangue' by Marco Bellocchio, 'A bigger splash' by Luca Guadagnino, 'L'attesa' by newcomer Piero Messina and 'Per amor vostro' by Giuseppe Gaudino have been selected
  • Mr Starkey is blowing out 75 candles this Tuesday 7th July. As the least attractive and ingenious, yet possibly the most likeable Beatle, the mischievous Ringo Starr has had an extraordinarily innovative and influential role among several generations of ‘drummers’.
  • Interview with Chief executive officer di Cinecittà Studios spa, Giuseppe Basso. The Mecca of international film in the 50’s, once again attracts foreign productions, particularly American. And now Cinecittà is ready. A lot of producers want to support projects filmed directly in English. This will bring a big change

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