Your weekly round-up of news, events, and what’s going on (che successe) in the world of Italian film.
- This weekend, the Wexner Center for the Arts will screen Francesco Rosi’s long-lost, four-part film Cristo si è fermato a Eboli (Christ Stopped at Eboli), presented by Rialto Pictures.
- Matteo Garrone’s new adaptation of Pinocchio, starring Roberto Benigni, premiered Thursday in Rome.
- New trailer debut for the upcoming 4K restoration of Federico Fellini’s Il Sceicco Bianco (The White Sheik).
- Janus Films tweeted that “new 4K restorations of Fellini’s masterworks are in the pipeline” for his centenary next year.
Festivals & Awards
- The winners of the very first Meno di Trenta awards, dedicated to Italian film and TV actors under thirty years old, were announced this week.
- The 2020 Palm Springs International Film Festival announced their lineup this week. Their selections include a special Focus on Italy program (including U.S. premieres of Il campione (The Champion) and Simple Women, plus Croce e delizia (An Almost Ordinary Summer) as the opening night film.
La Dolce Vita
- Harpers Bazaar posted a fun piece on the “Hollywood on the Tiber” scene of Rome in the 1960s, including soundbites and anecdotes involving Anita Ekberg, Sophia Loren, and others. One takeaway: Anna Magnani threw a plate of spaghetti into Roberto Rossellini’s face when he opened a letter from Ingrid Bergman in front of her.