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Rome – Italian auteur Nanni Moretti, whose latest film “Mia Madre” (“My Mother”) opens wide in Italy on Thursday, says he “would accept anything” from the Cannes Film Festival, as far as what slot his pic might unspool in on the Croisette.
Asked by an Italian journalist at the “Madre” presser whether he would accept screening it out-of-competition Moretti replied: “From Cannes, I would accept everything.”
It was a humble answer from the veteran Italo helmer who in addition to his Palme d’Or-winning “The Son’s Room” (2001), has had five previous films in competition at Cannes: “Ecce bombo” (1978); “Dear Diary” (1994), which won him a directing prize; “Aprile” (1998); “The Caiman” (2006); and “We Have a Pope” (2011). Moretti also presided the Cannes jury in 2012.
Two other Italian films are believed to be in the running for this year’s Cannes competish: Paolo Sorrentino’s buzzed-about “Youth” (“La Giovinezza”), his English-language follow-up to 2014 Foreign Language Oscar-winning “The Great Beauty, »
- Nick Vivarelli
Berlin –Launching its biggest promo push in the last 15 years, the Italian film industry is driving into Latin America, kick-starting its surge with a multifaceted and mass presence at March’s 30th Guadalajara Film Festival. This will play out through sections, tributes and an important market presence.
Highlights at Guadalajara, which runs March 6-15, include the award of a its International Mayahuel Award to Bernardo Bertolucci, who will attend the festival. Honor recognizes Bertolucci’s contribution to world cinema and acknowledged influence on many of Latin America’s most important filmmakers.
Also on the agenda: a Bruno Bozzetto retrospective, a 34-pic recent Italian cinema panorama, and a major Guadalajara market attendance of producers, institutions and sales agents of Italian films. Among the latter are Rai Com, Rai Cinema, Adriana Chiesa Enterprises, Intramovies, The Match Factory, Domenico Procacci’s Fandango Distribuzione, Hengameh Panahi’s Celluloid Dreams, Doc & Film, The Open Reel, »
- John Hopewell
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