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The Palm Springs Intl. Film Festival has come a long way since its bow in 1990, when the awards ceremony was held in the home basement of then-mayor Sonny Bono, who conceived the event as a way to promote Palm Springs as a major world tourism destination. Its sole honoree was Lucille Ball, who, while nothing to sneeze at, was but a shadow of what the festival has shaped up to be, a 12-day star-studded spectacle and harbinger of Oscar gold.
This year’s festival, which kicks off Jan. 3 and will draw 135,000 attendees, marks its 25th anniversary in a manner that bears little resemblance to its humble beginnings, when Palm Springs was still a place where sagebrush rolled down the streets and the town, a sleepy hideaway for Rat Pack icons and snowbirds in golf shorts, turned dead after the winter holidays.
“What began as an event for the community has »
- Malina Saval
Title: Italy in a Day “Italy in a Day” is the first group documentary shot by Italian people. October 26th is the shooting day. Fledgeling or aspiring film-makers, who want to take part in this ambitious project, may shoot something personal that portrays Italy in a day. Several will be the accounts which will describe the multifaceted boot-shaped country in its full beauty and contrasting shades. Each footage will be a tiny piece of the mosaic-documentary that director Gabriele Salvatores (Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film ‘Mediterraneo’ in 1991) will edit into a full feature. This documentary, produced by Indiana Production and Rai Cinema, will provide a true [ Read More ]
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- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
Pubcaster Rai and Indiana Productions are producing the social filmmaking project under which Italians will be able to upload footage of their lives on October 26 to Rai’s website http://www.italyinaday.it.
Salvatores will select the most compelling footage and edit it into a feature which Rai Cinema’s 01 Distribuzione will release theatrically in Italy and Rai will subsequently air.
Salvatores won the 1991 foreign Oscar with “Mediterraneo.” His more recent pics include “I’m Not Scared” (2003), “As God Commands” (2008) and John Malkovich-starrer “Siberian Education” which Wrekin Hill is expected to relase in the U.S. later this year.
Indiana Production is an innovative Italo shingle active in TV advertising and crossmedia, besides film. In 2010 they produced Paolo Virzi’s bittersweet drama “The First Beautiful Thing, »
- Nick Vivarelli
French mini-major Pathe has taken world sales outside Italy on prominent Italo helmer Gabriele Salvatores’ new pic “The Invisible Boy,” about a 13-year-old whose growing pains prompt supernatural powers.
“Boy,” on which cameras started rolling Sept. 16 in Trieste, marks a return to adolescence as a theme for Salvatores after the success of his “I’m Not Scared,” in 2003.
Pic is also the helmer’s first collaboration with expanding Rome shingle Indigo Films, run by Nicola Giuliano and Francesca Cima, who are best known as regular producers of Paolo Sorrentino’s pics, including “The Great Beauty.”
Salvatores won the 1991 foreign-lingo film Oscar with “Mediterraneo.”
The helmer is calling “Boy” “a big adventure that plays with the imaginary lives of super heroes, while seeking to touch the chords of the boy that’s in all of us.”
- Nick Vivarelli
2 March 2013 5:25 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Even assassins have a childhood, laying the moral groundwork for the future man. In Siberian Education, Italian director Gabriele Salvatores (Mediterraneo) forcefully describes the early years of a future Russian soldier, growing up as part of a violent clan in a multi-ethnic, dirt-poor town created by Stalin for criminal outcasts. While all the elements are in place for an easy shoot-em-up, there’s no wicked winking at the audience’s secret bloodlust as in Tarantino or Gangs of Wasseypur. The film is mainly an engrossing duet between the young hero and his guru-grandfather, played with clipped precision
- Deborah Young
1 February 2013 8:33 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Rome – Italian producer Vittorio Cecchi Gori, whose productions include three Oscar winners, was sentenced to six years behind bars and ordered to pay €11.5 million ($15.6 million) in damages Friday in connection with the with the bankruptcy of his Safin Cinematografica, his production firm. Cecchi Gori, 70, the son of late Italian production legend Mario Cecchi Gori, has produced nearly 200 films on his own or together with his father. His credits include three Oscar winners: Gabriele Salvatores’ Meditrraneo from 1991, Michael Radford’s Il Postino (The Postman) from 1994, and Roberto Benigni’s La Vita e’ Bella (Life
- Eric J. Lyman
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