La Dolce Vita review – Why this 63 year old Italian movie is still so current and modern

Mar 04 2023
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Ahead of the launch of the 13th edition of Cinema Made in Italy by Cinecittà and Ciné Lumière last week, I went to The Italian Cultural Institute in London to watch La Dolce Vita, the famous 1960 Italian film directed by Federico Fellini and masterfully restored in 2011 by Cineteca di Bologna. 

The film follows the life of Marcello Rubini, a journalist who is seeking happiness and success in Rome, but finds himself lost in a world of decadence and excess. The restored version of the film is a masterpiece of cinema, and its enduring popularity speaks to the timeless themes it explores.

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Exclusive interviews! The Girl from Tomorrow – The cinematic portrait of a woman who reminds us to fight against the laws imposed by the dominant power of men

Jan 20 2023
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To celebrate World Day of Italian Cinema which coincides with film director Federico Fellini’s birthday (famous for La Dolce Vita), I share my exclusive interviews with the talents behind The Girl from Tomorrow, the cinematic portrait of a woman who reminds us to fight against the laws imposed by the dominant power of men.

The Girl from Tomorrow is an inspiring and motivational Italian film, presented at the last London Film Festival and to be released in cinemas on International Women’s Day 8th March 2023. It’s the story of a woman who had the courage to do something for our tomorrow. The Girl from Tomorrow is the portrait of a woman who reminds us to fight against the laws imposed by the dominant power of men.

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Movie star interview: Italian actor Paolo Pierobon on his career between cinema, theatre and books

Dec 10 2022
Paolo Pierobon poses for filmmaker Marco Bellocchio of Esterno Notte

Paolo Pierobon: a movie star interview.

It doesn’t often happen that you pick up the phone and one of your favourite Italian actors is at the other end of the wire. When you hear Paolo Pierobon’s voice, then you don’t know whether to be more nervous or happy. I scored real brownie points with my 16-year-old son who is a fan of Pierobon’s work. He is now more impressed with his mum than when I interviewed Johnny Depp or Will Smith.

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