The Godfather : Bar Vitelli

by Ayfer Selamoğlu

I am in the fairytale town of Taormina, which is postcard beautiful in Sicily. I want to explore the mountain village, which is among the places where the movie “The Godfather” was shot, which is at the top of my list of “classic films and immortal directors”. For this, I have to go to Savoca (Sicilian: Sàvuca), a medieval town of Mesina. From Taormina, I am participating in the day tour “Il Padrino-The Godfather-Father”.

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“Oppenheimer” dominates at the 2024 Oscars

The finale of Oscar Night 2024 sees “Oppenheimer” in first place, with seven statuettes. It is followed by “Poor creatures!” with three and “The area of interest” with two. Emma Stone and Cillian Murphy are the best actors. Andrea Bocelli and his son Matteo have released an emotional Oscar-winning version of “Time to Say Goodbye.”

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Berlinale: the documentary Dahomey wins the Golden Bear

The Golden Bear of the 74th edition of the Berlinale was won by the documentary “Dahomey” by French director Mati Diop. Sang-soo was awarded the Silver Bear “Grand Jury Prize” at the Berlinale for “A Traveller’s Need” with Isabelle Huppert, and Dumont received the Jury Prize for his ‘L’Empire’, which parodies Star Wars in Northern France.

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Whoopi Goldberg meets Pope Francis in Rome

Whoopi Goldberg meets Pope Francis in Rome: “Maybe this scene will go in Sister Act”. On a surprise visit to the Vatican, Whoopi Goldberg points to St. Peter’s Basilica and sparks the imagination. “Maybe this scene will happen in the film; you don’t know it yet, but we are in Rome. What are we doing here? You’ll find out soon.”

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“Poor Things” by Yorgos Lanthimos wins the Golden Lion

The first prize of the 80th Venice Film Festival was won by the film “Poor Things” by Yorgo Lanthimos. The Best Actress award went to Cailee Spaeny for “Priscilla” and Peter Sarsgaard as Best Actor for his role in “Memory.” Silver Lion for “Evil does not exist” by Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi.

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It’s raining stardust in Venice! The Clooney couple is in Venice for the Amal Clooney awards ceremony

A fascination with Italy, George Clooney, known for having a home in Como and for living in Italy whenever possible, came to Venice with his wife, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney. But this time, he was on the island not for himself, but for his wife Amal, who received the DVF Leadership Award for her work on behalf of victims of human rights violations during the time of star rains…

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“Once upon a time in Venice

Cinema Festivals: Venice Film Festival
by Andira Vitale
We are on the “Once upon a time in Venice” time train. As we go back, we see how many unforgettable films, immortal stars and legendary loves fit into its nearly one century history… It recorded countless stories…

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Roberto Rossellini and Italian Neorealism

by Francesca Ricci

Roberto Rossellini died on the day when the leaves of the calendar bore the date of June 3, “if we are on the side that considers the numbers”, from the point of view of the Little Prince. But he is one of the most important directors of the Italian Neorealism Movement, which paved the way for the whole world, and one of the geniuses in the world of immortals….

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