Films
Celebrate the Italian Screen with Striking Design | 9 Movie Posters for Italian Films

Celebrate the Italian Screen with Striking Design | 9 Movie Posters for Italian Films

  As the 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival gets underway in Italy we’ve been thinking about the history of Italian cinema and how moviegoing has changed over the past seven decades.  From the silent costume drama of Giovanni Pastrone’s Cabiria in 1914 (written by Gabriele D’Annunzio) to the criminal world of Matteo Garrone’s...
Creativity Unchained | Interview with Federico Mancosu

Creativity Unchained | Interview with Federico Mancosu

  Powered by creativity and social media How do you go from Italy to Hollywood without even taking a plane? If you’re Federico Mancosu you travel thanks to your creativity and the power of social media.  Even before Quentin Tarantino had a cast for his latest movie, Django Unchained, Federico had made a poster for...
Miuccia Prada for The Great Gatsby Movie

Miuccia Prada for The Great Gatsby Movie

 A Classic American Story Gets a Touch of Italian Fashion With a tragic love story, the high style of the jazz age, and the kind of explosive visuals that director Baz Luhrmann is known for, the movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is one of this year’s most highly anticipated entertainment events....
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    Graye Collection
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    Amarcore Studio Design
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Behind the Lens with Francesco Carrozzini

Behind the Lens with Francesco Carrozzini

Interview with Photographer and Director Francesco Carrozzini   Bold and full of attitude and emotion, Francesco Carrozzini’s photographs and videos don’t ask for your attention, they take it.     In front of the lens are musicians – Marilyn Manson, Keith Richards,  Katy Perry, directors – Tim Burton, David Cronenberg, Pedro Almodovar, actors – John...
Miu Miu's Short Films Screen at the Venice International Film Festival

Miu Miu’s Short Films Screen at the Venice International Film Festival

Women Direct Miu Miu Directing films is one role in which women artists are still greatly outnumbered by their male colleagues.  Under the direction of Miuccia Prada, Italian brand Miu Miu has been supporting and celebrating women’s creativity in this field with The Women’s Tales, a series of short films created by talented young women...
Enrico Casarosa | Italian talent @ Pixar

Enrico Casarosa | Italian talent @ Pixar

Take a closer look at Enrico Casarosa and you’ll realize that he is not the kind of person who reaches success in Hollywood only to forget his Italian roots.  He still loves coffee and spaghetti.  He takes his Bianchi  bicycle to work everyday. He tries to go back to Italy once a year in summer....
Mapo Mapos | Little Legends of Italian Animation

Mapo Mapos | Little Legends of Italian Animation

Whenever I see some great animation I find myself wondering how the designers learned the art of drawing like that. Mauro Carraro, in art Mapo Mapos, is the talented hand behind the success of Matatoro (with the collaboration of Raphael Calamote and Jeremy Pasquet) and since the beginning he knew he had a future in...
Interview with Composer Carlo Siliotto

Interview with Composer Carlo Siliotto

I remember seeing Carlo Siliotto’s name on several successful Italian pop records starting in the late ’70s and early ’80s.  He was listed as a session player and later as a composer for movies. Born in Rome, these days Carlo spends a lot of his time in Marina del Rey, California, where I met him...
To Rome with Love by Woody Allen

To Rome with Love by Woody Allen

When I first saw the trailer, without knowing who was in the movie, it was just one “wow” after the other: Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Penelope Cruz, Greta Gerwig, Alison Pill, Judy Davis, plus a bunch of famous and infamous Italian actors, led by the Oscar-winner Roberto Benigni. This is the stunning cast...
One Year's Remainder | Documentary by Michele di Salle

One Year’s Remainder | Documentary by Michele di Salle

  Sometimes life tells you to stop and take a deep breath. So it happens that you are in your thirties and you leave your town, your friends, your family and your favourite supermarket, too. You start swimming in the sea and you reach an island called Salina, somewhere magic not far from the mainland...
Simonetta Rossi | Eyes closed

Simonetta Rossi | Eyes closed

A few years ago, Simonetta Rossi wasn’t a dancer and she didn’t know almost anything about Tango. Maybe she was planning a trip to Argentina, but it was definitely just a way to relax abroad and visit a new country. At that time she was already the director of several sharp little documentaries, yet she...
Tonino Guerra | 1920 - 2012

Tonino Guerra | 1920 – 2012

Thanks to Tonino Guerra Italian films like Amarcord and Blow-Up will remain classic cinema.