Paolo Sorrentino, with La Giovinezza (Youth), due out in American theaters in December.
Matteo Garrone, with Il Racconto Dei Racconti (Tale of Tales), coming to the US this spring.
and Nanni Moretti, with Mia Madre (My Mother), which premiered in New York and will surely make the rounds in the US early next year.
Directors Piero Messina (34, L’Attesa, The Wait), Laura Bispuri (38, Vergine Giurata, Sworn Virgin), and Alice Rohrwacher (33, Le Meraviglie, The Wonders) are making headlines at young ages.
Messina worked as assistant director for Paolo Sorrentino for years and them nabbed Juliette Binoche for his directorial debut, L’Attesa. He says we should expect it in our theaters around Easter.
I’ve lost track of all the awards that Laura Bispuri has won for her feature film debut, Vergine Giurata (Sworn Virgin). The story of the northern Albanian woman who relinquishes her sexuality to gain control over her life stars Alba Rohrwacher.
Alba’s sister Alice is just 33 but has already directed two important films, Corpo Celeste, in 2011, and Le Meraviglie (The Wonders), a film that debuted at Cannes.
Francesco Munzi seems on his way to Sorrentino, Garrone, and Moretti status; his film Anime Nere (Black Souls) won the David di Donatello award for Best Film and a boatload of other awards for best director, best cinematographer, best producer, best screenwriting etc.
Stefano Sollima understands the importance of television, and not only is his most recent film Suburra, produced for Netflix, one of my favorites of the year, but there will be a mini-series based on it in 2016.
After the huge success of Ivano De Matteo’s film adaptation of the best-selling book, The Dinner (I Nostri Ragazzi), we can’t his new one, coming soon, with Margherita Buy, Valeria Golino – La Vita Possibile.
I loved directors Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza’s feature film debut Salvo so much that I am just dying to hear more about their upcoming Sicilian Ghost Story. (More about that tomorrow)