Posts Tagged ‘films’

Against all odds it is Festa again in Rome for Cinema makers & lovers with the Rome Film Fest, 15-25 October 2020

Oct 09 2020

By Francesca LombardoFollowing in the footsteps of Venice, Rome too made a massive effort this year not miss the 15th Edition of the Rome Film Festival despite Covid19. The film festival will be packed with film screenings from all over the world, special encounters, conferences and plenty of special sections and exhibitions. 

From the 15th to the 25th of October, the Auditorium Parco della Musica will see actors, actresses, directors, screenwriters, and above all audiences return to the Fest’s traditional venue and recreate that marvellous festive atmosphere created by partaking in the passion for film.

This year’s official poster for the Rome Film Fest is photo of two film icons: Sidney Poitier and Paul Newman in a relaxed moment on the set of Paris Blues. 

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Zhao Tao: only in Europe or in America they call me “Muse”. In China, I am just an actor

Dec 01 2019

By Francesca Lombardo. Often referred as the Muse of iconic multi-award winning Chinese director, Jia Zhangke (Platform, the World, Still Life, A touch of Sin, 24 Hours, Ashes is Pure White among his most acclaimed) to who is also married since 2012; former Chinese dance teacher, Zhao Tao has been invited this year at the Festa del Cinema of Roma to celebrate twenty years of her career as an actress during which she brought to the screen the desperation, the fragility and the empowerment of many unforgettable female characters. 

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Film Review: SING starring Scarlett Johansson (out 27 January 2017)

Jan 12 2017

Sing is the upcoming animation comedy brought to you by Illumination Studios, the makers of Despicable Me and Minions, out in UK cinemas on 27 January. Read my review below without spoilers. Sing is the animation to beat in 2017. Really uplifting and cheerful. Everybody loved it, from very young children to mums and dads. Take a look at the vlog (video blog) child reporters from the London Mums’ Kids Club prepared with their first impressions of the film.

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Film review: Trolls

Oct 14 2016

DreamWorks’ Trolls is a hair-raising weird and wonderful comedy filled with unbelievable adventure and incredible music.  London Mums think it’s the must-see film for the forthcoming half term school holidays. There are lots of great messages to inspire the children, cute characters, but most importantly a fab soundtrack and great rearrangements of Eighties classics. Trolls has got it all!

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