Film review: Champions starring Woody HarrelsonMar 09 2023
- Last Updated on 14 March 2023
Directed by Bobby Farrell, Champions, based on a true story is a heart-warming tale about Marcus a minor-league basketball coach, played by Woody Harrelson, who is fired from his job after an altercation with the head coach. This leads on to an arrest for drunk driving, luckily for him he’s able to avoid jail and is issued with 90 days of community service coaching a team of players called ‘the Friends’ who have intellectual disabilities.
Cinema Made in Italy opens its 2023 edition in London 9th – 13th March 2023Mar 08 2023
- Last Updated on 08 March 2023
- Monica Costa
Cinecittà, Institut Français and The Italian Cultural Institute in London have announced the full line up of films for the 13th edition of CINEMA MADE IN ITALY which will take place at the Cine Lumiere between 9 and 13 March 2023.
CINEMA MADE IN ITALY showcases the best of Italian cinema with eleven new releases forming the heart of the programme all curated by CEO of Film London and British Film Commission, Adrian Wootton OBE. Audiences will have the chance to catch the cutting edge of Italian cinema with many films having their UK premiere as part of the festival as well as enjoying a classic of Italian cinema which this year is the cult comedy Fantozzi from 1975.
La Dolce Vita review – Why this 63 year old Italian movie is still so current and modernMar 04 2023
- Last Updated on 05 March 2023
- Monica Costa
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.