Alice Rohrwacher – There were two Italians with films at Cannes, both were women, and one of them won the Grand Prix. While it was not expected, the jury loved Alice Rohrwacher’s ‘Le Mereviglie’, and we’re all wondering what the 33 year-old filmmaker will do next.
Alice is the sister of Alba Rohrwacher, one of Italy’s finest actresses, and Alba starred in Alice’s film.
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi – Being the sister of model/actress/former first lady of France Carla Bruni wasn’t enough for Valeria Bruni Tedeschi; all of a sudden she’s the sister everyone is talking about. Valeria stars in one of the most successful movies out there today, Il Capitale Umano, won the Best Actress award at the Tribeca Film Festival, and has directed her own movie, the autobiographical Un Castello In Italia.
Asia Argento – The daughter of Dario Argento, she was the other Italian direct at Cannes and wowed everyone with Incompresa (Misunderstood). This definitely free spirit says she’s giving up acting to exclusively direct.
Valeria Golino – Valeria Golino has been acting in movies since the ’80s and starred in Hollywood movies like Rain Man with Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. Beautiful and talented, she’s still a leading lady, but has branched out into directing with award-winning films like Miele with Jasmine Trinca.
Emma Dante – You can meet director/playwright/actress Emma Dante at this year’s Open Roads: New Italian Cinema. She’s bringing her Via Castellana Bandiera (A Street in Palermo), and will be there for a Q&A. Emma wrote, starred in, and directed this film that premiered at the Venice Film Festival.