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‘Gomorrah’ Star Marco D’Amore, Indiana & Vision Under Way On Comedy ‘Dolcissime’

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‘Gomorrah’ Star Marco D’Amore, Indiana & Vision Under Way On Comedy ‘Dolcissime’
Exclusive: Production is under way in Turin, Italy on comedy feature Dolcissime, produced and written by Marco D’Amore, star of hit Italian crime series Gomorrah.

D’Amore produces under his La Piccola Societa banner with Italian stalwart Indiana Production, producers of Helen Mirren-Donald Sutherland comedy The Leisure Seeker. Sky Italia-backed Vision Distribution will release the feature next year.

Script comes from D’Amore and Francesco Ghiaccio with the latter directing. D’Amore, Ghiaccio and Indiana previously collaborated on the director’s 2015 feature debut Un Posto Sicuro.

Pic, whose title translates literally as ‘the sweetest’, follows three overweight girls who decide to tackle their insecurities by teaming up with a former enemy, the leader of the synchronized swimming team, who will train them to take part in a competition.

Starring are established Italian actors Valeria Solarino (Angel Of Evil) — who also has a starring role in Indiana’s
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Film Society of Lincoln Center Will Host 'Open Roads: New Italian Cinema'

Film Society of Lincoln Center Will Host 'Open Roads: New Italian Cinema'
Calling all lovers of Italian film! The Film Society of Lincoln Center just announced the lineup for "Open Roads: New Italian Cinema," set to run June 5th to 12th, 2014. This year, a number of directors will make in-person appearances, including Daniele Luchetti, Gianfranco Rosi, Roberto Ano, Alessandro Rossetto, and actress Valeria Solarino. "We are pleased to welcome some familiar faces back to Open Roads—including Daniele Luchetti for Opening Night and Gianni Amelio with his two latest films—and also to introduce so many promising emerging filmmakers," says the Film Society's Director of Programming Dennis Lim. "This year's rich and diverse program, which ranges from sober drama to irreverent comedy, includes films from all across Italy, continuing the strong regionalist trend of recent years." The opening night selection has been announced as well. "Those Happy Years" is a sweet coming-of-age tale of director Daniele Luchetti's childhood as a budding filmmaker growing up in.
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Check Out These Images From Ace Gangster Epic Angels Of Evil

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Just wait until you see Kim Rossi Stuart's incredible performance as Milanese crook Renato Vallanzasca in Michele Placido's forthcoming gangster epic Angels of Evil. It's a star-making turn in one of the coolest films of the year.

We caught Angels of Evil at the London Italian Film Festival in March and you can read a short review here London's Italian Film Festival 2011 but we'll be reviewing it proper for its UK release date on 27th May. In the meantime check out these stills from the movie.

If you loved the likes of recent Euro crime flicks such as Gommorah, Romanzo Criminale, Carlos, Mesrine and the Baader Meinhof Complex, this is for you! Co-starring with Kim Rossi Stuart is Valeria Solarino, Moritz Bleibtreu, Francesco Scianna and Paz Vega.

Set in Italy in the 1970s, Angels Of Evil
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Review of "Viola di Mare" ("Purple Sea")

Purple Sea is a surprising, powerful film from Italian writer/director Donatella Marioca. A period piece set on a rural 19th century island, it’s a heartfelt, riveting, completely unpredictable love story between two women.

We first meet Angela (Valeria Solarino) and Sara (Isabella Ragonese) when they are young girls, running around on their astoundingly beautiful Mediterranean island. They (along with neighborhood boys Tomasso and Ventura) are friends despite differences in social class – Angela is the daughter of the quarry foreman, the only booming industry on the isle, while Sara is destined to be a servant for the “baron” the wealthy man who owns the whole place.

Not all is idyllic on the little slice of paradise, as Angela’s father is revealed to be an angry, bitter, abusive man. He hates that Angela is a girl (she’s useless as a successor in business) and beats her for the slightest offense.
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Manual of Love 3 Teaser Trailer

A teaser trailer for Giovanni Veronesi’s Manual of Love 3 (Manuale d’amore 3), which is an anthology of love stories set in Italy, starring Robert De Niro and Monica Bellucci, has gone online.

The film has received attention because it’s managed to land De Niro and Bellucci in one of the storylines. As we previously reported, De Niro will play a divorced American professor living in Rome and his role will partially be spoken in Italian. Bellucci will play his love interest.

Also stars Michele Placido, Laura Chiatti, Valeria Solarino, and Donatella Finocchiaro.

Manual of Love 3 will hit theaters in Italy on February 25th, 2011. No word if it will ever be released in the Us.

In an interview with Variety, producer Aurelio De Laurentiis said that the first two movies have been successful in Europe making a combined total of $45 million at the Italian box office.

But now, he
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Veronesi's 'Manuale D'amore 3' Brings Out A Comical New Trailer

Giovanni Veronesi, writer and director of the first two "Manuale d'amore" films, throws a third one into the ring with "Manuale d'amore 3." Today the first official trailer for the Italian romantic comedy leaps online.The film centers on four different love stories that all take place at the same time. Robert De Niro plays Adrian, a divorced university professor. The rest of the cast includes Monica Bellucci, Laura Chiatti, Riccardo Scamarcio, Valeria Solarino and Donatella Finocchiaro."Manuale d'amore 3" will be released in Italy on February 25th. No word on when it will be released in the States. Go on, check out the trailer below. Source: CinemaNotizie
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‘Manual of Love 3′ Trailer, With Robert De Niro and Monica Bellucci

‘Manual of Love 3′ Trailer, With Robert De Niro and Monica Bellucci
When do a lot of people start to care about the third film in an Italian romance series? When one of the stories within features Robert De Niro as a divorced American professor romancing Monica Bellucci during a stay in Rome. We talked about Manual of Love 3 when the two actors were cast in the film [1], and now there's a trailer featuring their characters. See it after the break. As in the first two installments of this series, the film is built out of a small collection of standalone stories, so don't worry about not having caught the previous installments. Neither of the first two films got theatrical distribution in the Us, and I'm not sure they've ever been on DVD here. With Robert De Niro and Monica Bellucci involved in this one, however, there's a much better chance that it'll hit our shores. Italian audiences will see it on
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67th Venice Film Festival Out-of-Competition List Includes The Town, I’m Still Here, and Machete

67th Venice Film Festival Out-of-Competition List Includes The Town, I’m Still Here, and Machete
Along with the list of films playing in-competition, the Venice Film Festival has announced which films are playing out-of-competition this year. The movies include Ben Affleck’s The Town, Casey Affleck’s Joaquin Phoenix documentary I’m Still Here, Martin Scorsese’s Elia Kazan documentary A Letter to Elia, John Turturro’s Passione, Julie Taymor’s The Tempest as the closing night film, and Robert RodriguezMachete as the opening night film. It’s an eclectic bunch of flicks and they’re just a small sampling of the movies playing out-of-competition. Hit the jump to check out the full list.

The 67th Venice Film Festival will run from September 1 – 11th.

Ben AffleckThe Town

USA, 120′

Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively

Casey Affleck – I’M Still Here

USA, 108′ (documentary)

Joaquin Phoenix

Marco Bellocchio – Sorelle Mai

Italy, 110′

Alba Rohrwacher, Donatella Finocchiaro, Elena Bellocchio, Pier Giorgio Bellocchio

Piergiorgio Gay
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Outfest 2010: James Franco’s The Feast Of Stephen, From Beginning To End, Purple Sea

Steve Balderson‘s Stuck! (top); Isabella Ragonese, Valeria Solarino in Donatella Maiorca‘s Purple Sea (bottom) Outfest 2010: Incestuous Gay Brothers, Wild Women’s Prison, George Takei in Bed Outfest 2010, Friday, July 9. Synopses from the Outfest website: From Beginning to End From their playful childhood through their coming of age, Brazilian half-brothers Francisco and Thomás have always shared a special bond. As young men, their tempestuous relationship is often complicated by family drama and their individual ambitions, building to an uninhibited display of affection. Tastefully embracing taboos usually reserved for fetish films, From Beginning To End is an oddly moving tribute to brotherly love. Purple Sea Nothing – not her father nor the church – can stop unruly Angela from being with her childhood best friend turned great love, Sara, in this gripping tale of devotion. Based on a true story and beautifully photographed on the rocky shores of Sicily, Purple Sea
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French Horror Dop to Direct 'Holy Money'

Maxime Alexandre, the director of photography for Mirrors, High Tension and The Hills Have Eyes, is set to make his directorial debut on a new thriller entitled Holy Money. The film stars Aaron Stanford (The Hills Have Eyes), Karl Roden (Blade II), Ben Gazzara, Joaquim de Almeida, Suzanne Bertish, Valeria Solarino, Nicola Di Pinto, Tiberio Murgia, Luca Angeletti, Pino Colizzi and Francesco Guzzo. Written by Philippa Goslett and M. Christine Vanden Eede, inside you can check out the synopsis for the film. Anthony's family runs a small Italian restaurant in London. When his childhood friend, Dario, dies in a suspicious accident, Anthony inherits a vineyard in Sant'Angelo, the village his parents came from in Italy...
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