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A conversation with Francesca Serafini

  When I first contacted screenwriter Francesca Serafini for an interview, I had no idea the incredible day I would have translating her words. Not only did I appreciate the information in her responses to my questions, but I also appreciated her poetic way of writing them. She has her craft down to a science. It turns out that in college, Francesca majored in the History of the Italian Language. Upon graduation, she began her career writing books and then in 2003 shifted her focus to screenwriting. Since then, she has worked in both film and television. Her latest project, …

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Italy’s 2016 Oscar contender to screen in L.A.

  Italy’s Oscar contender is about to make its U.S. premiere. Claudio Caligari’s “Non essere cattivo” (Don’t Be Bad) is in the lineup of “Cinema Italian Style” – LA’s annual showcase of conetemporary Italian cinema. Produced by Luce Cinecittà and the American Cinematheque, and under the artistic director of Italian journalist Laura Delli Colli, the festival is celebrating its 11th year with 11 fantastic, newly released films. See the complete lineup here. http://www.cinemaitalianstyle.net/films.html) “Non essere cattivo” premiered at this year’s Venice Film Festival and was released shortly thereafter in Italy. Set in the 90’s along the Roman seaside town of …

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