Che successe? Dec. 29, 2019 – Jan. 04, 2020

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.

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  • ReviewCroce 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


  • 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).






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