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Denise Gough on ‘Andor,’ Googling Tony Gilroy and What Ever Happened to That ‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoff Pilot

Denise Gough took it as a sign. The Irish actor had just found out that the pilot for Bloodmoon, the Game of Thrones spinoff set 8,000 years before the original series, in which Gough starred alongside Naomi Watts, had been canceled. The show they had made would never be seen. HBO, going back to the […]

After Italy Elected a Far-Right Government, Cosmopolitan Comic-Con Lucca Took on Political Significance

The lasting image of this year’s Lucca Comics and Games convention is a shot of director Tim Burton, waving to a seemingly unending crowd from a balcony in the historic center of this medieval Tuscany town. That one shot represents how Lucca has evolved from a tiny, hyper-localized convention for comic and game fans into […]

How Italy Rebooted Rome’s Legendary Cinecittà Studios

Visitors to the Rome Film Festival and MIA Market last month couldn’t have avoided them. They were everywhere in the eternal city: bright red billboards celebrating Cinecittà, the city’s legendary film studio. They weren’t promoting any new film or TV series shooting at the fame backlot. Instead the ads were part of a campaign, call […]

Rome’s MIA Market Boss on Welcoming Back the International Industry, Boosting Local Storytellers

By most measures, Rome’s MIA Market, has been a solid success. The eighth edition of the event, which acts as a platform for international series, feature films, animation and documentaries, wrapped up this week, posting a 20 percent increase in attendance compared to 2021. In addition to the programming highlights — Warp Films’ The Abbess, […]

Luca Marinelli to Play Mussolini in Joe Wright’s Historic Series ‘M. Son of the Century’ (Exclusive)

Italian star Luca Marinelli (The Old Guard, Eight Mountains, Martin Eden) has signed on to play Benito Mussolini in M. Son of the Century, the new eight-part series from Atonement director Joe Wright, which traces the fascist leader’s rise to power in Italy in the early 20th century. The series, commissioned as a Sky Original, […]

Italian Star Matilda De Angelis on Netflix’s ‘Robbing Mussolini’

Matilda De Angelis is having a bit of a moment. The Italian actress, who roared onto the European film scene as a race car driver in Matteo Rovere’s Italian Race (2016) and has been a regular feature since, named one of the European Shooting Stars in Berlin in 2018 and winning the David di Donatello […]

‘Django’ World Premiere in Rome Marks Return of an Italian Western Legend 

Django is back. The coffin-dragging, quick-draw gunslinger character introduced in Sergio Corbucci’s 1966 Spaghetti Western classic, which inspired dozens of sequels, spinoffs and tributes, most famously Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, has finally arrived on the small screen. Sky and Canal+’s 10-episode Django, which has its world premiere at the Rome Film Festival on Sunday, Oct. […]

‘The Messenger’ Writer Alessandro Camon to Adapt ‘You Will Find the Words’ for ‘Girl With a Pearl Earring’ Director Peter Webber (Exclusive)

The Oscar-nominated screenwriter Alessandro Camon (The Messenger) has signed on to adapt the Italian psychological thriller You Will Find the Words (Le parole lo sanno) for the screen. British director Peter Webber (Girl With a Pearl Earring, Hannibal Rising) is attached to direct the film, which Rome-based Fenix Entertainment are producing. Franzoso’s novel centers around […]

Italy Revives Tepid Box Office With $3 Tickets, ‘Minions 2’

Italy’s version of National Cinema Day — a five-day event called Cinema in festa offering discount tickets for certain films at participating theaters across the country —has proved a major success, with more than 1.1 million people crowding in, bringing in around $3.9 million (€4 million) in box office revenue. Compared to the previous week, […]

Venice: Hirokazu Kore-eda Opens Up About His Italian Film Influences, State of Japanese Cinema

Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda is famous for his films’ small details, vivid characters and delicate but relatable stories. With Broker, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May, he decided to both stick to his strengths and make a change. It is the director’s first Korean-language movie, but it tells another Kore-eda story about […]

Venice: Italian Film Industry “Must Prioritize Quality” Over Quantity to Solve Current Box Office “Crisis”

A few weeks ago, in an interview with Italian newspaper La Repubblica, Venice Film Festival director Alberto Barbera spoke about a possible crisis looming for the Italian movie industry if it continues to value quantity over quality. “The [Italian] movies we selected [this year] are great, in some cases excellent. However, it doesn’t seem to […]