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Open Roads 2011: 1860 I Mille di Garibaldi (Alessandro Blasetti – 1934)

As Italy celebrates its 150th year of unification (aka Risoregimento) this year, the Lincoln Film Society in New York chose to include this masterpiece by Alessandro Blasetti as part of their current festival: Open Roads: New I...
 
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Master Class with Marco Bellocchio – Taormina Film Festival

I was looking forward to this event to be able to have unmediated impressions in real time about one of the most important directors in Italian cinema who started his career in 1965, while living in London with a remarkable mas...
Kimbo (Naples - 1963)

 
Festivals
 

N.I.C.E. Sicilian Short Films Contest – Taormina Film Festival

Just arrived yesterday to charming Taormina, aptly named because it’s perched royally on mount Tauro overlooking mount Etna. The town is not packed as I was initially afraid of but contains a healthy dose of tourists that happi...
 
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Teleport Yourself into Taormina, Sicily

June 10-12 starts the famous Taormina Film Fest. Antonioni’s L’avventura (The Adventure – 1960) was shot there. If you have other plans for the summer, cafe Pellicola can really take you there now… Ready...
 
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Sonetaula (Salvatore Mereu – 2008)

From Los Angeles Independent Festival in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles. Great excitement for this movie which is again from and about Sardinia. The fact that the director was there presenting ...