The Evolution Of Italian Cinema: The Times They Are A Changin’

"Come gather 'round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown."   For those of you who haven't noticed, it's a new day for Italian cinema. Italian cinema is back, but you might not recognize it. If you were waiting for the second coming of Fellini, or Neorealism, or Totò, you might be disappointed; BUT YOU SHOULDN'T BE! Contemporary Italian filmmakers have a fresh vibe all their own. Take a look at these two films that will premiere at the Venice Film Festival: Ammore e Malavita, stars Claudia Gerini and Gianpaolo Morelli and it's billed as a dramatic love story with shoot outs, wild motorbike chases and speedboat escapes. It's also a musical! [caption id="attachment_29809" align="aligncenter" width="1074"] Ammore e Malavita[/caption] Brutti e Cattivi stars Sara Serraiocco, Marco D'Amore, and Claudio Santamaria about a group of wild, physically disabled gangsters has a plan to rob a bank, but things go terribly wrong when each of them reveals they all had their own personal agenda. [gallery columns="2" size="full" ids="21852,19388"] Italy has superheroes. You can stream Jeeg... [gallery columns="2" size="full" ids="27578,29289"] Italian filmmakers are looking for a wider audience with English language films like never before. Look for these two from big-hitters Luca Guadagnino and Paolo Virzì.   Filmmakers are joining the ranks of bing-worthy TV fun. [gallery columns="1" size="full" ids="29811"] [caption id="attachment_29369" align="aligncenter" width="726"] Coming this fall on Netflix, Suburra, The TV series![/caption]

The Real Life Italian Movie Couples

[gallery columns="2" size="full" ids="29730,29722"] Paolo Virzì and Micaela Ramazzotti This Italian power couple, top director and top actress married in 2009 and have two kids together, Jacopa and Anna. Claudia Gerini Federico Zampaglione The director/singer married the gorgeous star of John Wick 2 and too many Italian films to mention (my favorite? Amiche Da Morire!)  in 2005 and they have two cute little girls, Rosa and Linda. Paola Cortellesi and Riccardo Milani Paola Cortellesi broke a million hearts when she married director Riccardo Milani (Benvenuti Presidente, Scusate Se Esisto)  in 2011. They have a little girl named Laura. Alba Rohrwacher and Saverio Costanzo Award-winning actress Alba Rohrwacher is romantically involved with director Saverio Costanza (The Solitude of Prime Numbers, Hungry Hearts). Christian De Sica and Silvia Verdone Actor Christian De Sica (son of Vittorio) has been married to Silvia Verdone (Carlo Verdone's sister) for 37 years! They  have two kids, Brando De Sica and Mariarosa De Sica. Embed from Getty Images [gallery columns="4" ids="29724,29721,29719,29725"]

Week 4 Of Our New Newsletter, CineCaramella – Have You Subscribed?

Get A Blast Of Italian Cinema Fun Every Week In Your Mailbox! Subscribe Past Issues RSS Translate   Check it out! I pinch myself to make sure I am not dreaming every year at the Venice Film Festival! This year is no different! Making my plans for #Venezia74, I would like your input, and for that, you will be rewarded. YOU tell ME what you want to see an hear about at #Venezia74. Message me on FB, . Tweet at me, Let me know on Instagram, Leave me a message on the website, or send an email, How can I best show you #Venezia74? YOU tell ME what you want to see! 1)  Do you like seeing the world outside the film festival? Should I include more about Venice? 2) Is there anyone, in particular, that will be at Venice that you would like to see more of? Keep reading the blog to see who I will be meeting or interviewing, and let me know what you want to know about them. If you let me know, I might ask them to sent you a personal message! 3) Do you want to see more about the Hollywood stars that will be at Venice? Or are you mostly just interested in the Italians? Daniel Radcliff Liev Scheiber and Naomi Watts Natalie Portman Scarlett Johansson This email was sent to <<Email Address>> why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences I Love Italian Movies · 55 Chadboure Drive · Hudson, Ohio 44236 · USA (more…)

Happy Birthday Costantino Caponangeli, TTD

Born in Udine 49 years ago, Giuseppe Battiston has played a plethora of diverse characters and worked for so many of the great directors, but I'll always think of him as Costantino Caponangeli, TTD in Pane e Tulipani (Bread and Tulips). (more…)

Toni Servillo: Viva Il Re

His 'Le Confessioni (The Confessions)' is in theaters now, and he'll play the title role in the upcoming Berlusconi biopic from Paolo Sorrentino. (more…)

Happy Birthday Cardinal Voiello

Tanti auguri Silvio Orlando!