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Michael Vesia's report on the debut of Montreal's Italian Film Festival.


Offscreen is pleased to announce the recent publication of a book co-written by author Tommaso La Selva and Offscreen’s man-in-Italy, Roberto Curti: Sex and Violence: journey into the cinema of the extreme. Totaro reviews this important Italian contribution to horror film scholarship.


All of Italy is in mourning after the death of actor-director Alberto Sordi.


Iran has Samira Makhmalbaf and a famous father named Mohsen. Italy has Asia Argento and a famous father named Dario. The parallels pretty much stop there.


Splashy, wild, sexy, and stylish describes the world of the Italian fumetti ('black' adult comic books). But what happens to the fumetti when translated to the screen? A distant cousin to the giallo ('yellow' serial thrillers), the fumetti neri have been mainstays of Italian pop culture since their inception in the early 1960's. Curti traces their lineage from comic strip to movie screen.


Perhaps not the best giallo ever made, but an interesting entry into the female paranoia film.


A report on the fourth edition (2002) of one of the fastest growing Asian film festivals around.


Offscreen welcomes Italian freelance writer Roberto Curti as he analyzes the work of lesser known Italian cineaste Cavallone.


Offscreen presents an interview with Italian cinematographer Guiseppe Lanci, who has worked with such greats Andrei Tarkovsky, Nanni Moretti, and Marco Bellochio.


Offscreen presents an interview with Italian cinematographer Guiseppe Lanci, who has worked with such greats Andrei Tarkovsky, Nanni Moretti, and Marco Bellochio. (Italian version).


The most gratifying aspect of Criterion's new digital transfer of Mario Monicelli's classic comedy caper film I Soliti Ignoti (Big Deal on Madonna Street) is the fuller appreciation of the stunning black and white cinematography by Gianni Di Venanzo.


Red Desert is the final film of Antonioni's Alienation Tetralogy, and one of the best films to depict the complex notion of neurosis and social illness.


Image Entertainment presents for the first time in North America, the uncut, English dub version of Mario Bava's gothic masterpiece, The Mask of Satan (re-titled Black Sunday by AIP for its US release in 1961).


The Montreal-based Tana discusses these films and his experiences as an Italian-Canadian filmmaker.


The continual blur of Montreal Film festivals does not allow the seasoned filmgoer much chance to breathe, let alone contemplate each individual festival within the city’s cinematic global whole.


The distinguished Italian director Mario Monicelli was in Montreal to serve as Jury Member at the 1999 Montreal World Film Festival. I spoke to Mr. Monicelli about Italian comedy in general and, more specifically, one of the first films to gain both critical and popular success and help cement the Italian comedy film's international reputation, I Soliti Ignoti (Big Deal on Madonna Street), 1958.


As part of their April-May program la Cinémathèque québécoise featured a mini-retrospective of one of Italy's oldest living directors, Alberto Lattuada (born, 1914).


Bernardo Bertolucci's The Spider's Stratagem is a wonderfully audacious treatment of the paradoxes of history, truth, and temporality.


With a healthy majority of Fant-Asia's International section devoted to Italian horror I thought it would be appropriate to get things rolling with some thoughts on Italian style horror.


Lucio Fulci's archetypical Italian zombie epic The Beyond plays at Fantasia in a pristine 35mm print.

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