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Vittoria Scarpa


1284 articles available in total starting from 01/03/2007. Last article published on 16/01/2020.

Every Day is a Holiday: Echoes of war between dream and reality

Every Day is a Holiday: Echoes of war between dream and reality

In post-war Lebanon, every day is a holiday. "Every day is different. Every day we expect a catastrophe, which sometimes happens, and sometimes does not,” says Lebanese director Dima El-Horr (who...  

17/10/2009 | Rome Film Festival | Competition

Historical Sea Violet a timely story of freedom and love

Historical Sea Violet a timely story of freedom and love

After the young woman fighting against the Mafia in Marco Amenta’s film, presented last year at the Rome International Film Festival, comes another “rebellious Sicilian girl”. In Donatella...  

16/10/2009 | Rome Film Festival | Competition/Italy

The courage of The Sicilian Girl

The courage of The Sicilian Girl

"Before fighting the mafia you have to examine your conscience and only after having defeated the mafia within yourself can you fight the mafia within your circle of friends. We and our bad...  

29/10/2008 | Rome Film Festival | Italy

Joy of Singing looking to hit right note

Joy of Singing looking to hit right note

Not surprisingly, the joy of singing is explored by the characters of Ilan Duran Cohen’s The Joy of Singing. In the film, undercover secret agents pose as students of a picturesque opera singing...  

28/10/2008 | Rome Film Festival | France

Germano gets violent in Vicari’s censored film

Germano gets violent in Vicari’s censored film

After Francesco Patierno’s Il mattino ha l'oro in bocca, the new star of Italian cinema, Elio Germano, once again plays a gambler, in The Past is a Foreign Land by Daniele Vicari (David di...  

26/10/2008 | Rome Film Festival | Italy

Loneliness, women's pride and gigolos in Client

A Pretty Woman in reverse, and without the fairy tale ending, Client is a bittersweet film by actress-director-screenwriter Josiane Balasko (Best Screenplay César in 1996 for French Twist), in...  

25/10/2008 | Rome Film Festival | France

Carlyle takes nostalgic Summer journey

Carlyle takes nostalgic Summer journey

Two men on a hilltop watch two young boys bike down the valley. “Want to bet I get down there before you?” says one man, sitting in a wheelchair and visibly ill. The words are barely out when he...  

25/10/2008 | Rome Film Festival | UK

Moccia’s limitless love stirs controversy

Italian teenagers have another rendezvous with cinema in the highly anticipated new film based on the latest book by Federico Moccia, who has become the undisputed spokesperson for the romantic...  

21/01/2008 | Production | Italy

Three solitary characters in search of Shelter

Three solitary characters in search of Shelter

"We wanted to see what would happen if, when coming back from trip, you brought something from the country you left behind,” says screenwriter Monica Rametta about the inspiration behind the...  

11/01/2008 | Production | Italy

Juno Best Film, Europe wins with Serbedzija

Juno Best Film, Europe wins with Serbedzija

From among the awards of the second edition of the RomeFilmFest the only official prize for Europe, the Best Actor award, went to Croatian actor of Serbian descent Rade Serbedzija (Eyes Wide Shut,...  

27/10/2007 | RomeFilmFest | The awards