OK I have to say it. I told you so.
Here’s the good news from cinemaniaco.com:
Italian cinema began this 2011, according to the data from Cinetel (independent film distributor) released by AGIS (Association of Italian Movies) with 50% of the total films in Italian theaters and more than 7 million tickets sold in May.
Paolo Del Brocco, from Rai Cinema confirmed the positive trend for the Italian productions who in an interview with Il Sole 24 Ore spoke about a list of Italian movies that covered half of the productions, with an evident reduction in foreign films:
“Of 95 million euro, 45 for production, in contrast with the tendency to reduce investments, 30 million in distribution and 20 in purchasing foreign films, half of what that was a year ago, because, as I was saying before, the Italians are ‘pulling harder’. “