Che successe? Dec. 22-28, 2019

Your weekly round-up of news, events, and what’s going on (che successe) in the world of Italian film.

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Films

  • In Time Out New York, Parasite director Bong Joon-ho lists Alice Rohrwacher’s Lazarro felice (Happy as Lazarro) as one of his favorites of the decade: “It came out not that long ago, but I think very soon it will be considered one of the European classics.”
  • From the Laemmle Theaters web site: a new 4K restoration of Federico Fellini’s Le notti di Cabiria (Nights of Cabiria) will be released by Rialto in spring 2020.
  • New Variety interview with director Matteo Garrone on his new adaptation of Pinocchio.
  • A new 4K restoration of Fellini’s Lo sceicco bianco (The White Sheik) is now playing at Film Forum in New York.

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