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  • A scene from Pizza & the Art of Living (Pizza e l’arte di arrangiarsi), by Matteo Troncone
    Every year a different cultural theme is chosen to spotlight the week’s promotion of language; in 2017, it’s cinema. Located in the capital of American cinema, the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles is naturally very actively involved. The Institute’s director, Valeria Rumori tells i-Italy how they are approaching the task.
  • The festival Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2017 returns to Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theatre for its 17th edition. With a rich variety of this year’s Italian films, the festival offers a chance for the American public to experience the latest aesthetic trends of contemporary Italian cinema. We, here at i-Italy, had the chance to interview a few directors who presented some of the most original and controversial films.
  • Angela e Marianna Fontana in "Indivisibili"
    Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2017, il festival che da ormai diciassette anni offre l’occasione al pubblico americano di sperimentare le ultime tendenze estetiche del cinema italiano contemporaneo è tornato a New York al Walter Reade Theatre del Lincoln Center con una ricca e variegata selezione dei film italiani più rappresentativi di questa annata. Noi di i-Italy abbiamo avuto l’occasione di intervistare i registi che hanno presentato alcuni dei titoli tra i più originali e controversi.
  • “La pazza gioia” by Paolo Virzì is nominated for best film
    Think of the David di Donatello as one of the most prestigious film award ceremonies of the year for Italy. Read on to find out what happened in the biggest night for contemporary Italian cinematography.
  • Marco Bellocchio, one of Italy's most celebrated film directors, was in town for two reasons: first a retrospective at Moma that celebrates 50 years of his career as a filmmaker (www.moma.org) and then the presentation of the book about him titled Morality and Beauty edited by Sergio Toffetti.
  • Antonio Monda, festival co-curator, talks about this year’s festival of new Italian films. He is gratified by the track record of Open Roads. “I am happy because in 13 years we have shown 12 to 15 films every year, so 180 films more or less, and at least 20 released theatrically [in the U.S.]. We pack our theaters every evening and do a very good business in the afternoon, too.” We also talked about Paolo Sorrentino's latest film. His success would “help Italian cinema very much,” says Monda. “La Grande Bellezza” did not win any major awards at Cannes, but critics and audiences praised the film, and its star Toni Servillo, virtually ensuring a run on the festival circuit and a theatrical release"