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Cannes Film Festival guide

The festival’s story, which was first held in 1946, begins in 1938. Let’s return to the 1930s when cinema was an effective propaganda tool.

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The history of Donatello’s Davids from 1955 to today

It was the early 1950s, years in which Italian cinema flourished again, full of hope after the war: in the wake of this rebirth, the Open Gate Club was founded in 1953; the symbol was a door that opened to indicate the end of dark times and the return to a culture of international openness.

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Cannes 2024: Italy is in competition with Paolo Sorrentino with “Parthenope”

The film selection of the 77th Cannes Film Festival, which will be held between 14-25 May this year, has been announced. Italy is in competition with Paolo Sorrentino with “Parthenope” set in Naples; Also in competition is “Marcello mio” by French director Christophe Honoré, a film about Marcello Mastroianni with his daughter Chiara and Catherine Deneuve.

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David di Donatello 2024, all the nominations

The nominations for the 69th David di Donatello Awards have been announced. “C’è Ancora Tomorrow” stands out, Paola Cortellesi’s debut film, which received 19 nominations. There are 15 nominations for “Io Capitano” by Matteo Garrone, already awarded the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

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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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Woody Allen’s wind blows in Italy

Woody Allen never ceases to excite the public with his films or music. After attending the Venice Film Festival at the Lido, where he presented his new movie Coup de Chance out of competition, the famous director stopped in Milan, where in the evening, he performed on the stage of the historic Milanese music venue Blue Note. Following this, a single Roman date will be scheduled for September 16th as part of the Villa Ada Festival.

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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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The journey of the Venice International Film Festival begins: Get ready for a trip to the land of fairy tales!

The 80th journey of the Venice Film Festival has begun. Six local directors are competing for the Golden Lion: Edoardo De Angelis with “Comandante”, Garrone with “Io Capitano”, Costanzo with “Finally l’Alba”; Castellitto with “Aeneas”; Rights with “Lubo” and Sollima with “Adagio”. The opening of the festival will take place with “Comandate”.

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Cannes 2023, the winners

“Anatomie d’une chaute” by Justine Triet conquered the Cannes Film Festival and won the Palme d’Or. The Grand Prix prize went instead to the film “The Zone of Interest” by Jonathan Glazer. The best screenplay went to “Monster”, and the best direction went to “La passion de Dodin Bouffant” by Tran Anh Hung.

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David di Donatello 2023, the nominations

The five of the 68th edition of the David di Donatello have been announced. 18 nominations for Exterior Night, 14 for The Strangeness and The Eight Mountains, 11 for The Lord of the Ants, 9 for Nostalgia.

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Cannes Film Festival 2023

The Cannes Film Festival has presented its official selection. And three Italian directors compete, Nanni Moretti, Marco Bellocchio and Alice Rohrwacher.

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Oscars 2023, all the winners

by Natale Ricci

As expected, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” was the most awarded film: it received seven Oscars. The Daniels film, nominated for 11 nominations, won 7 awards, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”. The award for Best Animated Film went to Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio. In addition, Brendan Fraser wins Best Actor for The Whale, and Michelle Yeoh wins Best Actress for Everything Everywhere All at Once.

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Oscar marathon comes to an end

by Natale Ricci

The Oscar race is over. The list includes essential productions that shed light on both global strategies and art. We’ll see who wins this weekend…

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Oscar 2023 nominations announced

Everything everywhere at once, the action comedy by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, has won 11 nominations, followed by Island spirits, the Irish black comedy by Martin McDonagh with nine nominations, and the German film All Quiet on the Western Front with 8, Steven Spielberg’s autobiographical The Fabelmans and the biopic Elvis with seven while Todd Field’s Tár and Top Gun: Maverick won 6.

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