In Valeria Golina's feature film directorial debut, Miele, she takes on a big subject, euthanasia, one that could have ended up being either too complicated or too cliché for a novice director. Instead, what might have been pedantic and sentimental propaganda either
Having proclaimed her The Real Deal back in 2011, I'd begun to think I may have been wrong about Isabella Ragonese. After three great films that showed up at American film
Here's a coincidence; I'm in the middle of thoroughly enjoying the international best seller, 'The Dinner', by Dutch writer Herman Koch when I notice that my favorite actor, Luigi Lo Casio is making a movie based on a book called "La Cena" (the dinner).
One thing Americans don't seem like about Luigi Lo Cascio's La Città Ideale is that even though it was filmed in Siena, you don't see much of Siena. The first time I heard that, I thought, "What are they talking about? I remember seeing Piazza Del Campo and the tower." But it's true,
It's that time of year again, time to access the year in Italian movies and what a difference a year makes! While I've seen an improvement every year since I have been paying attention, last year was underwhelming compared to this year.