Posts Tagged ‘Francesca Lombardo’

Exclusive! “Ulysses was also a woman” says Nadia Terranova, author of Farewell, Ghosts

Nov 14 2020

By Francesca Lombardo. As last month I was nearing the ending of my memoir-novel writing I had the chance to attend a conference about female autobiographic writing at Insieme, a new literary Festival held at the Auditorium of Rome in October 2020, where two of the most interesting female writers of the Italian contemporary literary landscape, Nadia Terranova and Rossana Campo were speaking about female autobiographies and memoirs writing.

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Harry Macqueen talks about his movie Supernova at the Rome Film Fest 2020

Oct 21 2020

By Francesca Lombardo. UK filmmaker Harry Macqueen presents Supernova, his second feature at the Rome Film Fest 2020 as part of the Official Selection. A touching love story between a gay couple which needs to deal with the daunting and scare diagnosis of  dementia. The film cast benefits from stars of the stature  of Stanley Tucci in the role of a writer who will die of dementia and Colin Firth, his already grieving partner.

The film explores the challenging and universal themes of an announced loss of a loved one. 

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Steve McQueen calls out for more diversity during an interview at the Rome Film Fest 2020 where he picked up a Life Award

Oct 18 2020

by Francesca Lombardo – Oscar winning director of 12 Years of Slaves, Steve McQueen has been honoured with a Life Award at the 15th Edition of the Rome Film Fest. The British Film-maker has presented his film trilogy titled Small Axes (Lovers Rock, Mangrove and Red, White and Blue) which is set to premiere on 15 November, 2020 on BBC One in the UK and on 20 November, 2020 on Amazon Prime Video.

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My Life? My career? Je ne regrette rien … confesses French film icon Funny Ardant

Nov 25 2019

A retrospective on the life and the career of Funny Ardant, Close Encounter, at Rome Cinema Festa, 14th Edition, Rome October 2019.

Muse of Francois Truffaut and a true icon of the French and international cinema, Fanny Ardant comes back to the big screen with grace and charisma in a genial, intense and exhilarating movie that is all about nostalgia and recapturing the past to make sense of the present;  La Belle Epoque by French director Nicolas Bedos. The film has been presented in the competition section of the 14th Edition of the Festa del Cinema di Roma 

But forget about being lost in the past; at 68 years old and with more than 80 films under her belt, Funny Ardant is more vibrant and beautiful than ever – we met her at the Close Encounter held at the Auditorium during the Festa del Cinema di Roma.

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