The Best In All Categories – and where to find them.
1)The Best At The Italian Box Office
Though the comedy Dieci Giorni Senza Mamma is the current top earner for Italian films (and we will NEVER get that one in the USA), Matteo Garrone’s Pinocchio is quickly catching up, having just been released on Christmas day and is playing now in Italy. Pinocchio will for sure land here in America and I’ll let you know about that as soon as I do.
2) Hottest On-Screen Couple
Though Ferzan Ozpetek’s steamy Napoli Velata (Naples In Veils) is a 2018 film, it came to US VOD in 2019 and it is hot, hot, HOT.
3) Best Buddy Movie
Drive Me Home is an adorable story of friendship is new and stars Marco D’Amore Ciro from Gomorrah!
4) The Best Mafia Movie
Il Traditore (The Traitor) is (thank God!) coming to the USA in January!
5) The Best Italian Movie To Come To VOD
Dogman is a brutally compelling film from Matteo Garrone and represented Italy at the Oscars in 2018.
6) The Best Actor Of The Year
Salvatore Esposito is our PERSON OF THE YEAR!
7) Best Documentary
La Scomparsa Di Mia Madre is coming soon to VOD!
8) Best Italian TV in the USA
Great characters, compelling story, lots of action in the hit TV show Gomorra (Gomorrah).
9) Best Love Story
Anna (Anastasiya Bogach) and Basim (Kalill Kone), form an unlikely and yet completely believable friendship born out of desperation. Anna is running from her father’s villainous employer, an evil sex trafficker who is relentless in his search for her. Basim is an illegal immigrant from the Ivory Coast, alone in the world and trying desperately to find work and avoid immigration authorities.
10) Best YA Story
La Paranza Dei Bambini is the story of 15 year olds who take over a crime organization in Naples and will be on VOD in the USA on January 14.