A Ciambra review – a powerful drama for our times

The story of a Roma boy and his relatives in a Calabrian slum offers an insightful view of the deep Italian south.

A Ciambra review – a powerful drama for our times

  In cinemas from this week a powerful new film that plumbs the lower depths of the deep south. Italian-American Jonas Carpignano’s impressive and immersive drama A Ciambra is a sequel to his Mediterranea, whose Burkinabe protagonist Ayiva, played by Koudous Seihon is still trying to scrape an honest living in joyless Gioia Tauro in […]

New documentaries shed fascinating light on the historic Italian community in London

Nicola Gallani's "Arrivederci Clerkenwell" uses archive footage to illustrate the story of London's Little Italy. Patrick Grassi's "Sharp Families" tells the story of family of knife grinders from Dolomites.

New documentaries shed fascinating light on the historic Italian community in London

  A double bill of new short documentaries shed fascinating light on the historic Italian community in London at a special screening organised by CinemaItaliaUK at the Regent Street Cinema last month. The opening titles of Arrivederci Clerkenwell directed by Nicola Gallani use delightful vintage graphics from fifty years ago and she has unearthed a […]

Italian movies shine at the London Film Festival

Dark visions of South Italy, a sophisticated gay coming of age story, and a silent classic made more than 100 years ago.

Italian movies shine at the London Film Festival

  The BFI London Film Festival which finished last weekend boasted a variety of fine new Italian films and others which drew on the riches of Italian history and landscape. Highest profile of these and destined for future glory is Call Me By Your Name, the latest powerful English language ensemble drama by Luca Guadagnino, […]