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Los Angeles Italian Film Festival is kicking off.

by Marianne Wi

Los Angeles Italian Film Festival is flinging its doors open tomorrow, with a great list of feature films,documentaries and shorts. The list is impressive and very exciting indeed , there are a number of World Premiers too, they always makes me feel a wee bit jealous and am overwhelmed by an urge to hop on the next plane , hate missing the hot stuff. This festival is free all you need to do is turn up on a first come first serve basis…..It does not get any better than that folks do attend and yes do try to look elegante will you .

I am so very upset not to have seen The House by the Medlar Tree Malavoglia by Pasquale Scimeca it premiered at the London Film Festival in October, no date as yet for Italy, so exasperating don’t you think . I hope it does NOT follow  Rosso Malpelo also directed by Pasquale Scimeca it was never released nationwide here in Italy…grrrr grrr I think is an appropriate whinge.


The Festival runs from the 20th February when it opens with a documentary in of honor Dino De Laurentiis Hannibal Directed by Ridley Scott and closes on the 26th with Welcome to the south, Benvenuti al sud  Directed by Luca Miniero.


I mentioned World Premiers here is the list :

Father, Directed by Pasquale Squitieri

Rasputin Directed by Louis Nero

Atlantis Down Directed by Max Bartoli

The uneven Rome, La vita disperse Directed by Luca Fantasia

South of New York, A sud di NEW York Directed by Elena Bonelli


There are US premiers too folks:

Sorella Mai Directed by Marco Bollocchio

Angles of Evil, Vallanzasca – Gli angeli del male Direted by Michele Placido

The Vanishing of Pato, La scomparsa di Pato Directed by Rocco Mortelliti

Into Paradiso, Into Paradise Directed by Paola Randi

Men VS Women Directed by Fausto Brizzi

Women VS Men Directed by Fausto Brizzi

Cado dalle nubi Directed by Gennaro Nunzianti

I am with you , Io sono con te irected by Guido Chiesa

Gorbaciof Directed by Stefano Incerti

The Woman of my dreams, La donna della mia vita Directed by Luca Lucini


Honoring Dino De Laurentiis

Hannibal  Directed by Ridley Scott

Bitter Rice Directed by  Giuseppe De Santis

La Strada Directed by  by Federico Fellini


Tribute to Marco Bellocchio

Fists in the Pocket

My Mother’s Smile

The Wedding Director


Good Morning, Night

Sorella Mai


Honoring Mario Monicelli Big Deal on Madonna Street by Mario Monicelli


Other great films in the offering to tease you into the Mann Chinese 6 are :

Allonsanfan by Paolo e Vittorio Taviani

Piano Solo by Riccardo Milani

Liberty by Florestano Vancini

Along the Ridge by Kim Rossi Stuart

Garibaldi: the General by Luigi Magni

The Bandit of Tacca del Lupo by Pietro Germi

The Keys to the House by Gianni Amelio

One Hundred Steps by Marco Tullio Giordana

The House by the Medlar Tree by Pasquale Scimeca

The Bright Side of the Moon by Massimo Guglielmi

I am Love , Io sono amore by Luca Guadagnino

1960 by Gabriele Salvatores

Hayfever , Febbre da fieno by Laura Luchetti

Che bella giornata by Gennaro Nunziante


I think you will agree ,this free festival is truely awesome.












BAFTA 2011 list of winners

by Marianne Wi

I am love, Io sono l’amore lost out to the Swedish film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo . The King’s speach swept the boards this year, to follow is a list of all winners :

Best Director David Fincher, “The Social Network”

Best Actress Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”

Best Actor Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech”

Best Film “The King’s Speech”

Best Supporting Actress Helena Bonham Carter, “The King’s Speech”

Outstanding British Film “The King’s Speech”

Best Supporting Actor Geoffrey Rush, “The King’s Speech”

Best Original Screenplay “The King’s Speech”

Outstanding British Contribution The “Harry Potter” franchise

Best Original Music Alexandre Desplat, “The King’s Speech”

Best Short Film “Until The River Runs Red,” Paul Wright, Paul Kondeatis

Best Short Animation “The Eagleman Stag,” Michael Please

Best Sound “Inception,” Lee Smith

Best Editing “The Social Network,” Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter

Best Make-up and Hair “Alice In Wonderland,” Vali O’Reilly, Paul Gooch

Best Film Not In The English Language “Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”

Best Costume Design “Alice In Wonderland,” Coleen Attwood

Best Production Design “Inception,” Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, Doug Mowat

Best Special Visual Effects “Inception,” Chris Courbold, Paul Franklin

Best Animated Film “Toy Story 3”

Orange Wednesday’s Rising Star Tom Hardy

Best Screenplay “The Social Network,” Aaron Sorkin

Best Cinematography “True Grit”


Golden Globe Best Foreign Film

by Marianne Wi

Io sono l’amore ( I am Love)  directed by Luca Guadagnino lost out in the Golden Globe awards this year to Un giorno migliore ( A Better World) directed by Susanne Bier the Danish entry.



Io sono l’amore, I Am Love

by Marianne Wi

Io sono l’amore, I am love is up for a Golden Globe as Best Foreign Film 2010….Crossing everything for Luca Guadagnino.

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