"Come gather 'round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown." https://youtu.be/e7qQ6_RV4VQ 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... https://youtu.be/nRwuC_uMFqA [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. https://youtu.be/pAYeaXFb9w4 https://youtu.be/qjHlu-SrLaE 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] https://youtu.be/a2D8-swR3hE https://youtu.be/AsI8IkVPR-c
Now this looks interesting... There's Venice Film Festival buzz for Roberta Torre's "dark, psychedelic musical" starring Massimo Ranieri, Sonia Bergamasco and Ivan Franek. [gallery ids="29317,29318,29319"] The director returns to the screen with Riccardo Va All'Inferno (Richard Goes To Hell), a retelling of Shakespeare, set in the underworld Rome. "It's a musical", says Roberta,"dark, psychedelic, eccentric, comparable to Tim Burton, set in a hidden Rome, unearthly and pop." Keep updated here on I Love Italian Movies and like the film on Facebook!
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