Che successe? Dec. 01-07, 2019

This is a new feature here on Cinema Italiano – a weekly round-up of news, events, and what’s going on (che successe) in the world of Italian film.

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  • Dangerous Minds piece on the early planning and development for Federico Fellini’s Fellini Satyricon, to make the classical text feel contemporary for a 1960s audience.
  • The soundtrack to Pietro Marcello’s Martin Eden is now available to stream across platforms: iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon.
  • Variety interview with producer Jeremy Thomas on Matteo Garrone’s upcoming adaptation of Pinocchio.
  • Paste Magazine essay on Gillo Pontecorvo’s Queimada (Burn!), exploring its historical context and continued relevance today.
  • New York Times review of Benniamino Barese’s documentary La scomparsa di mia madre (The Disappearance of My Mother), featuring his mother supermodel-turned-activist Benedetta Barzini as its reluctant subject.
  • Screen Daily interview with Marco Bellocchio about his newest film Il traditore (The Traitor) as well as his relationship with Pasolini.


  • Los Angeles Times Travel piece on Fellini‘s Rome, from the places the director lived and visited to iconic filming locations in the Eternal City.
  • Overview of a masterclass given by Luca Guadagnino at the Marrakech Film Festival, where the director discussed development on the Call Me By Your Name sequel, his childhood, and his friendship & collaboration with Tilda Swinton.
  • Town & Country interview with sisters Alba & Alice Rohrwacher, in advance of their retrospective program at MoMA running this month.






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