Italian box office up 5% after slow start to 2019

Italian box office up 5% after slow start to 2019 ‘At Eternity’s Gate’, ‘Pain And Glory’ and ‘Capernaum’ performed very strongly. Box office receipts and admissions both increased by 5% in the first half of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018 ...

The Traitor reigns triumphant at Italy’s Nastri d’Argento Awards - Awards - Italy

Marco Bellocchio’s film bagged seven prizes from the Italian film journalists, including Best Film and Best Director, while Leonardo D’Agostini and Valerio Mastandrea scooped Best Debut Directors. It ...

The Traitor Review – Cannes 2019

For decades Marco Bellocchio has been making films dealing with important moments of Italian history, most successfully with Good Morning, Night, his look at the Aldo Moro kidnapping by the Red ...

Cannes Correspondences #13: Trying Times

The Notebook is covering Cannes with an on-going correspondence between critic Leonardo Goi and editor Daniel Kasman.The HaltDear Leo,My last dispatch was focused on excess, confessions, and the ...

The Match Factory Sells Marco Bellocchio’s ‘The Traitor’ Around the World

The Match Factory has closed-out deals on Marco Bellocchio’s ‘The Traitor’ for most of the world following the Mafia drama’s Cannes competition premiere which has propelled the pic to the number two ...

Film News Roundup: Zach Galifianakis’ ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ Coming to Netflix

Film News Roundup: Zach Galifianakis’ ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ Coming to Netflix In today’s film news roundup, “Between Two Ferns: The Movie” is unveiled, “Friedkin Uncut” gets a fall release and Sony Classics buys “The Traitor” at Cannes. Movie Releases Netflix has set a Sept. ...

Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Mob Drama ‘The Traitor’

Sony Pictures Classics has picked up the North American, Latin American, Scandinavian, Australian and New Zealand rights to Marco Bellocchio’s mob drama “The Traitor,” or “Il traditore,” following its ...

Cannes Report, Day 10: ‘Mektoub, My Love’ Trolls, ‘The Traitor’ Sells Out

Cannes Report, Day 10: ‘Mektoub, My Love’ Trolls, ‘The Traitor’ Sells Out Just when you thought the Cannes Film Festival was winding down, Abdellatif Kechiche drops a bombshell on the Croisette. Thursday night’s premiere inspired outcry and even walkouts over an explicit ...

Abdellatif Kechiche’s 'Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo' lands bottom on Screen’s Cannes jury grid

Abdellatif Kechiche’s 'Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo' lands bottom on Screen’s Cannes jury grid Marco Bellocchio’s ’The Traitor’ scores above mid-range. Abdellatif Kechiche’s sequel title Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo has failed to impress the critics on Screen’s Cannes jury grid, recording the ...

The Traitor | 2019 Cannes Film Festival Review

Witness for the Prosecution: Bellocchio Delivers Vigorous Portrait of the Man Who Took Down the Cosa Nostra Italian auteur Marco Bellocchio, on the verge of entering his eighties, presents one of the ...

‘The Traitor’ Film Review: Sturdy Mafia Biopic Loses Something in Translation

‘The Traitor’ Film Review: Sturdy Mafia Biopic Loses Something in Translation The old dictum “context is key” never felt truer than it did when Marco Bellocchio’s “The Traitor” made its world premiere on Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival. As the first screening came to ...

After Triumphant Cannes Premiere, ‘The Traitor (Il Traditore)’ Is Acquired By Sony Pictures Classics

After Triumphant Cannes Premiere, ‘The Traitor (Il Traditore)’ Is Acquired By Sony Pictures Classics Exclusive: Following its Cannes premiere Thursday evening, The Traitor’ (Il traditore) is being acquired for North American distribution by Sony Pictures Classics, sources said. The Marco ...

‘The Traitor’ Review: An Honorable but Exasperating Biopic About the First Mob Boss to Inform on the Mafia

‘The Traitor’ Review: An Honorable but Exasperating Biopic About the First Mob Boss to Inform on the Mafia Almost an hour into Marco Bellocchio’s “The Traitor” — a lively but scattershot and exasperating biopic about Tommaso Buscetta, the first Sicilian mob boss to become an informant for the authorities — ...

The Traitor review – the real goodfellas: Cosa Nostra on trial

There are some show-stopping scenes in Bellocchio’s handsome true-crime movie about mafia informants Marco Bellocchio’s The Traitor is a big, handsomely shot, true-crime gangster movie, ranging over ...

Cannes Film Review: ‘The Traitor’

Cannes Film Review: ‘The Traitor’ What surprises most about Marco Bellocchio’s Mafia drama “The Traitor” is just how straightforward it is. Given its subject — Tommaso Buscetta, the highest-ranking Mafia don to sing to the authorities ...

Italian Movies in the Pipeline

A comic book about a chameleon-like master thief done as a live-action movie, a reinvention of the Spaghetti Western and a manhunt thriller with a Hollywood A-list cast are among buzz titles by ...

Italian Shingles Take Up Global Cause

With most top Italian production companies — Cattleya, Wildside and Palomar — now owned by non-Italian players, and Italian pubcaster Rai also increasingly thinking internationally, cinema Italiano is ...

Italy’s Minerva Ups Sales With ‘Dogman’ Actor Marcello Fonte’s New Pic (Exclusive)

Italy’s Minerva Pictures is ramping up its sales side, having acquired international distribution rights to veteran auteur Gianni Amelio’s anticipated “Hammamet,” a biopic of disgraced late Italian ...

Elle Driver to launch sales on Gabriele Muccino's 'The Best Years' (exclusive)

Elle Driver to launch sales on Gabriele Muccino's 'The Best Years' (exclusive) Pierfrancesco Favino, who heads to Cannes in the starring role of Marco Bellocchio’s Palme d’Or contender The Traitor, co-stars. Elle Driver has boarded world sales on Italian director Gabriele ...

Hot Italian Titles in the Pipeline

Hot Italian Titles in the Pipeline Genre filmmaking currently seems to be getting more traction within projects in the Italian cinema pipeline, be it dark fables, a Cosa Nostra thriller with a fresh angle, a Rome origins epic in ...

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