Cinema & theatre
Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

A window onto the drawing room of Italy

Italian film director Giuseppe Piccioni chose to return to his roots and reconnect with his homeland in his latest masterpiece, The Shadow of the Day (L’ombra del Giorno), completely filmed in the city of Ascoli Piceno.

by

Carla Trigilia

on

18/10/2023

Fashion
Fashion & Design

Tip your hat to Borsalino

The iconic Italian hat manufacturer celebrates 166 years of tradition and innovation.

by

Federica Mancusi

on

19/8/2023

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Behind the scenes of My Brilliant Friend

At the age of 19, Francesca Montuori found herself starring in "My Brilliant Friend–Season 3: Those who leave and those who stay". She spoke to Segmento about her experiences on set and her most memorable moments.

by

Carla Trigilia

on

1/8/2023

Cinema & theatre
Global & Social Engagement

The temple of modern storytelling

Domenico De Gaetano, general director of the National Cinema Museum of Turin, arguably one of the most important museums in the world, guides Segmento on a trip through the origins of moving pictures and their future.

by

Nataša Ciabatti

on

10/7/2023

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

A spark of inspiration

The past and the future of Italian cinema according to Annalisa Insardà. From the vantage point of her career in dramatic arts, Calabrian actress Annalisa Insardà talks to us about Italy’s place in international cinema.

by

Innocenza Giannuzzi

on

18/6/2023

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

A journey through the history of immigration

The story of the false oasis of Bonegilla will now be told on the big screen in a Ultrafilms-Realworld Pictures coproduction, featuring Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts award-winning actor Vince Colosimo

by

Gabriel Arata

on

12/5/2023

Culture
Art & Culture

Suspended between war and peace

30 years of Studio Ghibli's Porco Rosso. Porco Rosso is now considered a powerful anti-war film. But can an animated film about a man cursed with a pig’s head actually deal with politics in the real world?

by

Martin Plowman

on

3/4/2023

Cinema & theatre
Global & Social Engagement

“Un'ora per abbracciarsi e poi morire”

On the occasion of the Australian promotional tour of Little Tornadoes, Segmento meets director Aaron Wilson and actor Fabio Motta, who walk us through an intimate journey of film-making.

by

Gabriel Arata

on

23/1/2023

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Meet "My Brilliant Friend" Giovanni Amura

From Napoli to Tv screens across the world. Segmento's Carla Trigilia interviews Giovanni Amura, aka Stefano Carracci, from the hugely popular drama, My Brilliant Friend.

by

Carla Trigilia

on

4/10/2022

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

The Magic of Cinema

Lia Grieco, a young talented actress, is about to become a star in the firmament of Italian cinema and certainly an icon of contemporary Italian beauty. We talk with Lia about her career and beauty in all its nuances.

by

Carla Trigilia

on

4/10/2022

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Nostalgia . . . of light and shadows

Feeling homesick? Don't miss the film Nostalgia, screening from September 13th across Australia at the St.Ali Italian Film Festival presented by Palace Cinemas!

by

Gabriel Arata

on

7/9/2022

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Multiculturalism in the land of diversity

Proudly sponsored by Segmento, the Multicultural Film Festival showcases short films delving into identity and belonging in multicultural Australia.

by

Gabriel Arata

on

30/8/2022

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

The Italian Film Festival: 23 years in the making

Twenty-two years ago, Elysia Zeccola gave us the gift of what is, by far, one of the most successful film festivals in Australia: the Italian Film Festival, set to delight audiences once again from September 2022.

by

Gabriel Arata

on

21/8/2022

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Paolo Rossi: from dreamer to champion

PAOLO ROSSI - Dreams Create the Future" is a 90 min feature documentary tracing the fascinating parable of Paolo Rossi's life story, from being impoverished to achieving his greatest dream: becoming a World Champion.

by

Gabriel Arata

on

21/2/2022

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Maurizio Nichetti: A Cartoon Dreamer

Maurizio Nichetti is one of the most gifted and daring screenwriters, actors, and directors to emerge with the low-budget comedy Ratataplan in 1979. Segmento explores Nichetti's innovative contribution to film-making.

by

Gabriel Arata

on

19/9/2021

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Uncovering Earthly Treasures

The Truffle Hunters is now showing in cinemas nationwide.

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

IF LIFE IS JUST LIKE ONE BIG DREAM

This year Italy is celebrating Fellini who was born in Rimini on 20 January 1920

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

HOW STRANGE TO BE NAMED FEDERICO

"“Either a film has something to say to you or it hasn't. If you are moved by it, you don't need it explained to you. If not, no explanation can make you moved by it." - Federico Fellini (1920-1993)

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

25/3/2020

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

JEWISH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - 60 FILMS FROM 23 COUNTRIES EXPLORE THE HUMAN CONDITION

The Jewish International Film Festival is in full swing and it is a fascinating time of the year for avid cinemagoers looking for films outside the mainstream, that challenge and engage all at once.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

11/11/2019

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Seductive, courageous, and heartbreakingly honest. La Nonna - Performance review

Sell-out crowd-pleaser show La Nonna is an intimate portrayal of a young man's journey to self-discovery benefitted by his close bond with his Italian grandmother, or nonna, and their cross-generational dialogue.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

20/9/2019

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Interview with performer, human rights activist and director of 'La Nonna' Samuel Dariol

Director, performer and human rights activist Samuel Dariol engaged in conversation with renowned Deakin University scholar Dr Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

12/9/2019

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Jason Barry-Smith's Mimma Role Gives a Voice to Italian Activism

The Acclaimed Australian Baritone will make his debut as Aldo Marini when the musical premieres at Subiaco's The Regal Theatre on April 9.

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Jytte Holmqvist meets Alina Marazzi at the recent screening of "Vogliamo anche le rose" at Co.As.It. in Melbourne

Interview with award-winning Italian documentary filmmaker and screenwriter Alina Marazzi, Melbourne, 17 February, 2019

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

28/2/2019

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Bernardo Bertolucci's epic legacy: a homage to an unorthodox filmmaker

I accept all interpretations of my films. The only reality is before the camera. Each film I make is kind of a return to poetry for me, or at least an attempt to create a poem (Bertolucci).

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

20/2/2019

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Interview with award-winning Italo-Australian filmmaker Lisa Camillo

You are an accomplished filmmaker concerned with humanitarian and human rights issues.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

2/12/2018

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Interview with Italian actress Valeria Solarino

Valeria Solarino is impressively prolific, starring in several movies almost every year since the inception of her acting career in the early 2000s.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

2/12/2018

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

The Tenderness of La Tenerezza (Gianni Amelio, 2017)

Rarely these days do we find small yet big films that explore the very depths of our emotions and encapsulate the essence of our human existence, with all its beauty and many heartaches.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

6/9/2018

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Il padre d'Italia - a feisty film covering universal themes

Fabio Mollo's 2017 film Il padre d'Italia has been called "una storia di amore assoluto, puro e universale" [1] .

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

13/6/2018

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

From the floor to the big screen: Damian Walshe-Howling

I remember the scene vividly. He lay motionless on his back. Blood streaming from a number of gunshot wounds. He stares blankly back at us. Lifeless. Dead. The year was 2008 and 'Underbelly' was on our TV screens.

by

Jenna Lo Bianco

on

20/4/2018

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Carpignano's A Ciambra makes it to the Oscars

Italo-American cineaste Jonas Carpignano's second full-feature film (co-produced by Martin Scorsese) A Ciambra is shot on location in the Reggio Calabria seaside municipality of Gioia Tauro, on the Tyrrhenian coast.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

6/3/2018

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Luca Guadagnino's film is a serious contender for the Oscars

Luca Guadagnino's multi-award nominated film Call Me by Your Name is an ageless celebration of love and life, of scenic beauty and parallel human beauty - particularly that of the male body.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

10/2/2018

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

A fortunate screening: Fortunata (2017) captivates Melbourne viewers

This year's Lavazza Italian Film Festival (Melbourne 14 September - 8 October, 2017) offered a selection of fine films, some of which have recently been released.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

15/1/2018

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

The Venice Film Festival and its role in bringing to the fore arthouse movies from all over the world

The Venice International Film Festival 2017 (30 August to 9 September) marked 74 years since its inception in 1932.

by

Jytte Holmqvist

on

4/12/2017

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

An Italian city of ill-repute rehabilitated by three films

Each year when I attend the Italian Film Festival in Melbourne I feel I get a glimpse into the heart and soul of Italy through the films that have been made, and most loved, by Italians that year.

by

Bronte Dee Jackson

on

26/6/2017

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

The rise and rise of a movie theatre empire

The story of Australia's largest independent cinema chain and founder of Palace Cinemas, told like a film

by

Ivano Ercole

on

6/6/2017

Cinema & theatre
Art & Culture

Meet Luca Zingaretti, alias Inspector Montalbano

Award winning Italian actor Luca Zingaretti was recently in Melbourne for the 16th Lavazza Italian Film Festival (LIFF), hosted by Palace Cinemas. Known in Australia for his leading role in ...

by

Bridget Borgobello

on

25/12/2015

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