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  • A new generation of directors and actors bring to the screen stories that were unthinkable just years ago and which now are appealing to both the public and critics. The results of this renaissance for Italian filmmaking were evident at the 71st edition of the Cannes International Film Festival. Cinecittà is proud to announce the success of Italian films worldwide and the arrival of Open Roads: New Italian Cinema film festival in New York City May 31.
  • Interview with Carla Cattani Head of Contemporary Cinema Promotion at Istituto Luce Cinecittà – Filmitalia. If festivals of Italian Cinema like Open Roads, currently taking place at Lincoln Center, exist, it is thanks to institutions like Istituto Luce Cinecittà – Filmitalia. It was created to promote Italian cinema on an international level, and to increase the distribution of Italian films on the foreign market.
  • Nanni Moretti's latest film “Mia Madre” in competition at Cannes tells the story of a film director having to deal with a dying mother and other crises. Starring Moretti himself along with Margherita Buy and John Turturro, the film touches a troubling topic that all of us will face. Moretti's telling is sweet and sentimental and pretty biographic.
  • Three Italian films were nominated for the main competition at the Cannes Film Festival, an annual international film festival held in Cannes, France. It will run from May 13th to May 24th this year. The directors are Giovanni "Nanni" Moretti, Paolo Sorrentino, and Matteo Garrone.
  • The 67th Cannes Film Festival has come to an end and among the winners we find an Italian director: Alice Rohrwacher won the Grand Prix prize, the second most prestigious award, for her film The Wonders (Le Meraviglie). The film has been labled as a gentle and textured coming-of-age story “inspired by the director’s own childhood in the countryside between Umbria, Lazio and Tuscany.” (The Telegraph)