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ITALY / The European Film Market focusses on Italy


During the Cannes Film Festival, it was announced that Italy would be the Country in Focus at the next European Film Market (EFM). Held in February alongside the Berlin Film Festival, the European Film Market is one of the three main meeting places for the international film industry. Every year since 2017 the event has …

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SPAIN – ITALY / Shooting “Una Ballena”

Una Ballena

For almost 6 weeks Bilbao and its region have been the location for filming Pablo Hernando’s feature Una Ballena The screenplay, written by Hernando, is about a lone contract killer (played by Ingrid García-Jonsson) who is able to disappear without a trace. This power makes her a ruthless professional, but it comes to her from …

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ITALY / Roberto Sergio appointed head of Rai and Giampaolo Rossi set to be managing director


Following Carlo Fuortes’ resignation, Rai’s board of directors announced in a press release dated May 15th that Roberto Sergio will take over as CEO with immediate effect. Mr. Sergio has said he will appoint Giampaolo Rossi as the company’s managing director. Having graduated in political and communication science, Roberto Sergio joined Rai in 2004. Until …

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ITALY / Carlo Fuortes, Rai’s CEO, resigns

On May 8th, in a letter to the Minister of Economy and Finance, Carlo Fuortes tendered his resignation as head of Italy’s public broadcaster, Rai. In the letter he explains that his departure is due to the pressure exerted on him by Giorgia Meloni’s government. “Since the beginning of 2023,” he explains, “there has been …

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ITALY – PORTUGAL / Filming Miguel Gomes’ new feature

Uma Pedra No Sapato

Portuguese director Miguel Gomes is currently in Italy shooting his new film Grand Tour. The story begins in 1917 in Rangoon, Burma. Edward, a British colonial administrator, runs away from his fiancée, Molly, the day she arrives for their wedding. As he travels, panic gives way to melancholy. Faced with the emptiness of his existence, …

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ITALY – SERBIA / Co-production agreement signed

Forum pour la coopération économique et scientifique

On March 21st during the Forum for Economic and Scientific Cooperation in Belgrade, a film co-production agreement was signed by Maja Gojković, the Serbian Government’s Vice-President and Minister of Culture, and Antonio Tajani, Vice-Chair of Italy’s Council of Ministers’ and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. This agreement concerns every type of cinematographic and …

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ITALY – FRANCE / Launch of Marco Bellocchio’s “Esterno Notte” on Arte

Esterno Notte

Presented in preview during the last Cannes Film Festival, Marco Bellochio’s television series Esterno Notte will be shown on Arte on March 15th and 16th at 8:55 p.m. It has already been available online since March 8th on arte.tv. The series is about the 1978 kidnapping and murder of Aldo Moro, a former prime minister …

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