The Mafia is nothing, just dust and fiction: MINCHIA SIGNOR TENENTE ( F**K Mr Lieutenant)

Few years ago, in a pub in Covent Garden I met a young Italian-American boy during the football match Juventus – Naples. I asked him why  he was supporting Naples being American and he said, almost with shame, that his grandfather was a Neapolitan; but that he  always  told him not to tell anyone or…

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My Brother’s Voice (La voce di mio fratello) by Italian Andrea Bersani wins at UK FILM FESTIVAL in London

The day after the successful screening at Shortwave Cinema in London, My Brother’s Voice (La voce di mio fratello) by 30 year -old Italian director Andrea Bersani wins at the UK FILM FESTIVAL. After a marvellous opening night on Tuesday, November 22nd at BFI Stephens Street and the screening of three short-movie, from Wednesday, November…

One Kiss (Un Bacio) by Ivan Cotroneo: a slap to bullying and homophobia (UK release this November)

Sold out screening at Genesis Cinema on Sunday, November 6th for the London Premiere of  One Kiss (Un bacio) organised by Cinema Italia UK. The rain and the usual London-November-ish weather, could not stop the desire to attend the screening of the latest highly acclaimed work of the Italian writer, screenwriter and director Ivan Cotroneo; a loud…

I’m not the problem: BETTER OFF SINGLE

Have you ever noticed that “when you’re not in a relationship anyone else is in a happy one?” Don’t shake your head, don’t even try to say “me?!?!, never”….it’s just you and your tablet, iPhone, smartphone…or whatever screen so be honest with yourself and just say …yes, it’s true. Well, it’s with this big doubt…

BFI 60TH London Film Festival Programme Revealed with huge Italian movies

Revealed this morning the full programme for the 60th BFI London Film Festival: 245 features from 74 countries. In addition to already announced Opening Night Gala A United Kingdom and Closing Night Gala Free Fire by High Rise director Ben Wheatley (check here our coverage from LFF 2015) and starring last year star Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy (now on…

Let me go: EDITH

Edith is Christian Cooke (Romeo & Juliet, The Art of More, Witches of East End, Love Rosie) directional debut. It is a script based on Ray Robinson’s novel and written by the same novelist. The story is about an old man, Jake, suspicions about his dead wife, Edith, and consequently about the legitimacy of his son. The film…

FTV de Monte Carlo: a chat Joel Jackson and Mark Fennessy about Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door

We met Joel Jackson and Mark Fennessy on the last day of the Film Festival de la Télévision de Montecarlo, just before their press conference and, as last survivors, we had the great opportunity to meet them for a wonderful one to one interview. Mark left all the space to his star, but, even if he was…

FTV de Monte Carlo: a chat with The Magicians stars Stella Maeve and Jason Ralph

At the Festival de la Télévision de Monte Carlo we met the new Harry Potter generations: Stella Maeve and Jason Ralph, two of the main characters of the new series The Magicians. We just saw Jason Ralph in the new American comedy Better Off Single (previously known as Stereotypically You) by director Benjamin Cox and starring Broadway star…