Prepare yourselves for a full cinematic immersion, coming soon from Italy to New York City in the sixth edition of ITALY ON SCREEN TODAY – NEW YORK FILM & TV SERIES FEST. Directed by Loredana Commonara, this year’s festival brings Italy’s latest cinematic creations to the Big Apple.
Now split into two sections, the first will be available for streaming from December 3rd to the 8th on Mymovies.it. Among the first section, you will find this year’s finest Italian film selection: numerous first and second works, documentaries, animated films and, of course, notable directors’ works. Aiming to reach those who perhaps might not otherwise have the access to Italian cinema, the films will all be released for first preview in the entire US.
Within the second section airing next spring, expect multiple feature films such as “Il Silenzio Grande” (The Great Silence) by Alessandro Gassman, an intimate film focusing on an equally extraordinary and chaotic family. In addition, brace yourselves for Sergio Castellito’s romantic “Il Materiale Emotivo” (A Bookshop in Paris), narrating a love story inspired by Ettore Scola and Furio Scarpelli’s film script. Lastly, don’t miss out on Gianluca Jodice’s “Il Cattivo Poeta” (Bad Poet) featuring the renowned Sergio Castellito in a biographical-drama on Gabriele D’Annunzio.
The upcoming festival will be placing focus particularly on documentaries, ranging from themes of culture and society to historic themes celebrating the European Union’s achievements. The documentary category will be offering: “Spin Time — Che Fatica la Democrazia” by Sabina Guzzanti; “Ezio Bosso — The Things That Remain” by Giorgio Verdelli, a memoir of a Maestro who passed away in 2014; “Cercando Europa” by Gaetano Ghiura; “Ventotene e Santo Stefano” by Salvatore Braca. The latter are both included to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the “Manifesto di Ventotene” ’s release and to propagate the story of Santo Stefano’s Bourbonic prison in light of MIC’s restoration.
Born in 2016, Italy on Screen Today – New York Film & TV Series Fest was created by the Associazione Artistic Soul and founded by Loredana Commonara to promote the crème de la crème of Italy’s contemporary cinematic scene in New York. The initiative was assembled thanks to the Ministro della Cultura- Direzione Generale Cinema e Audiovisivo’s contribution, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di New York’s and Italian Consulate of NY’s support, and the collaboration of RAI Cinema, Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York, Stony Brook University and New York University.
The sixth edition is also proud to announce their partnership with Italy for Movies, a portal coordinated by the Direzione Generale Cinema e Audiovisivo del MiC, managed by the Istituto Luce-Cinecittà with Italian Film Commissions, available through apps and download via all digital stores.