Posts tagged ‘Malavoglia’

14/05/2011

Best film of 2011, looking at the First Qtr.

by Marianne Wi

Best film of 2011 ? early days so lets look at the first quarter, who are the movers and shakers up among the top 3 on the Festival circuit and which Italian Film has conquered  the Box Office.

Top Dog on the Festival and Award circuit:

3rd place  Malavoglia, The House of the Medlar Tree directed by Pasquale Scimeca shown at 26 festivals, winning 2 awards.

2nd place Febbre da Fieno, Hayfever  directed by Laura Luchetti with 20 Festivals and 4 awards.

1st place Into Paradiso directed by Paola Livia Randi with 20 festivals and 5 awards

Not really a clear winner so far as films like  “In the Market” directed by Lorenzo Lombardi has only been seen at 9 festivals however it has already won 6 awards as has  “Un giorno della vita, A Day in the Life” directed by Giuseppe Papasso shown only at 2 festivals yet right up there with 6 awards.

Top of the Box Office Italian only :

3rd place Femmine contro maschi, Women against Men directed by Fausto Brizzi (I did not review it, left at the interval, it was that irritating)

2nd place Immaturi, The Juveniles directed by Paolo Genovese

1st place Qualunquemente, Whatsoeverly directed by Giulio Manfredonia

I think we have a number of good films coming out so this will surely change by the time we hit the 2nd quarter.

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19/04/2011

Passionate Easter Feast at the Italian Cinema?

by Marianne Wi

Passionate Easter Feast at the Italian Cinema? You would think so people having 4 to 5 days off however the real whooper is the week after. I am over excited “again” as I can only be in one place at a time and only within the frame-work of the 534 to Aci Trezza, meaning 1 film per day is a max. PrimoCiak is planning ahead, being nice even a wee bit too nice to some folk, snuggling up is not an easy option. “Friends with benefits” does it make you a BAD person if you buy into that? I agree but I think you will understand that formulating and experimenting with a few white lies especially created for the weekend commencing the 29th April 2011 cannot be that bad ?

The Italian goodies coming out on Friday the 29th April 2011 are:

I think you will agree that if you were a shark, this could turn into a feeding frenzy. My love for the good people of mymovies.it is second to non, they have cheered me up when films were whisked by Sicily only to be released on the main land that is Italy, their wonderful GRATIS viewings are priceless. They are not letting me down now neither  Diciottanni – Il mondo ai miei piedi, Eighteen – The World at my Feet was shown online last night, Il Sesso Aggiunto, Added Sex will be shown on the 26th April Whoop Whoop and last but by no means least Notizie degli scavi, News of the excavations will be shown on the 28th April 2011.
That leaves I Baci mai dati, The Kisses Never Given filmed in Catania and Malavoglia filmed in parts in Aci Castello, surely one could see two films in one day ? “Festive” days PrimoCiak ? A bus every two hours…………. PrimoCiak will walk, what is 13 KM among friends .
20/02/2011

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

Vincere

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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