Posts Tagged ‘movies’

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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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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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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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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Film Review (a child reporter’s perspective): Paddington

Nov 25 2014

It’s me Chiara again! I am the child reporter for London Mums magazine. Here’s my new review about Paddington the movie, out on 28 November 2014, directed by Paul King and from the producer of Harry Potter (which I also loved!).

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