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Bellocchio, Rohrwacher, Benigni light up New York fest

This year’s edition of the New York Film Festival had a strong Italian flavor. The festival opened with Jim Jarmusch’s 1986 cult classic, “Down by Law,” which features a young and captivating Roberto Benigni, and closed with the North American premiere of Michael Mann’s “Ferrari,” starring Adam Driver, which tells the story of auto giant Enzo Ferrari’s legendary 1000-mile race across Italy, the Mille Miglia. In between, there were icons of Italian cinema and filmmakers from the new generation, and the screenings were packed. Marco Bellocchio presented his latest film, “Kidnapped” (Rapito), which is based on a true story. Adapted …

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Italians will shine at 2015 Venice Festival

  The program for the 72nd edition of the Venice Film Festival was announce recently, and it’s really the perfect combination of maestro, indie and everything in between. The festival is known for its annual showcase of international artists and this year is no exception. And four Italian directors presenting their films in the main competition, there is a strong Italian presence. They are Marco Bellocchio with “Sangue del mio sangue,” Luca Guadagnino with his English-language film “A Bigger Splash,” Giuseppe Gaudino with “Per amor vostro” and Piero Messina with “L’attesa.” Three Italian films will be in competition for Venice …

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