A tragicomic drama from twin brothers D'Innocenzo and a new documentary from celebrated maestro Gianfranco Rosi among the best movies this year
This year’s London Film Festival which ran from 7-18 October was naturally a slimmed down version of the usually vast annual event, with 13 fascinating new films previewed at the BFI Southbank’s screens and cinemas across the country, from Steve McQueen’s Mangrove, telling the all-too true story of racist persecution of the Notting Hill […]
There are few laboratories in the UK which can do a genetic test for the virus and blood tests for COVID-19 are not yet validated. Here is what is happening
Effective tests are fundamentally important for more than just diagnosis of the virus; accurate identification of patients can help contain the spread of the virus, whilst antibody testing can show whether outpatients have acquired immunity to the virus. However, as of yet, these tests for COVID-19 have been very difficult to find in the […]
The results of a Survey run by our website among 900 Italians in London
(Clicca qui per la versione italiana) Italians living in the United Kingdom don’t trust the British government to manage the Coronavirus emergency, and if they had to choose where to be treated, they would prefer to be in an Italian hospital rather than in a NHS one. These are the results that emerge from an […]
One of the highlights was "Napoli 44", a show by the Italian Compagnia Francesca Caprioli
The Voila! Europe festival recently returned to London for its seventh season and one of the highlights was a show by the Italian Compagnia Francesca Caprioli, based in Rome (pictured above). Napoli 44 is a brilliant adaptation of Norman Lewis’ classic tragi-comic account of his experience as a British intelligence officer in the ruined […]
James Norton attended the last edition of LFF interviewing with Pietro Marcello director of "Martin Eden"
The BFI London Film Festival last month included a showcase of the best recent Italian cinema. The most interesting new feature was directed by Pietro Marcello, whose mysterious essay films mixing archive footage and documentary of colorful social outcasts have a cult following, now making a more mainstream fiction debut with Martin Eden, which […]
The three Italo-American legends presented their new Netflix-produced movie at the London Film Festival. A classic mobster masterpiece that convincingly solves the Hoffa mystery
A line up of Italian-American megastars visited London on Sunday for the closing night gala of this year’s BFI London Film Festival, Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman. The film reunites Scorsese with Robert De Niro for the first time since Casino, 25 years ago, and is the best work by either of them since then, […]
Dogman is Garrone's best film yet, while Lazzaro is a lunar masterpiece, utterly original and beautifully moving
The 2018 London Film Festival included an impressive selection of new Italian films that cinemagoers can look forward to in the coming months. The only organization that may not relish the prospect is the Castel Volturno Tourist Office, if there is such a thing. Already damned by Gomorra as a mafia stronghold, two new […]
The story of a Roma boy and his relatives in a Calabrian slum offers an insightful view of the deep Italian south.
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 […]