Felice anno nuovo! This is your weekly round-up of news, events, and what’s going on (che successe) in the world of Italian film.
- Review: Croce e delizia (An Almost Ordinary Summer), the opening night film of the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
- Coming soon: the documentary Fellini Degli Spiriti (Fellini of the Spirits) by Anselma Dell’Olio, exploring Fellini’s fascination and portrayal of the “unseen world.”
- As the year wrapped up, the most-seen Italian film of 2019 is Alessandro Genovesi’s 10 Giorni Senza Mamma (While Mom is Away).
- The New York Times lists Pietro Marcello’s adaptation of Martin Eden as one of the movie highlights to look forward to in 2020.
- New essay on Visconti’s Ossessione from the site 25 Years Later.
Festivals & Awards
- The touring Fellini 100 exhibition celebrating the director’s centenary will include 4K restorations of all his films.
- On the Criterion Channel, two Italian films have been added this month: Luchino Visconti’s Gruppo di famiglia in un interno (Conversation Piece) and Michelangelo Frammartino’s Le Quattro Volte (The Four Times).