Cinema & theatre
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Segmento Q&A: Teatro alla Scala Principal Dancer Nicoletta Manni

Principal Dancer of the Teatro alla Scala, Nicoletta Manni, showed incredible talent as a ballerina at a very young age. Born in Lecce, she spent much of her childhood training until she was accepted at the La Scala Theatre Ballet School when she was just 12 years old.

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Jenna Lo Bianco

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1/10/2018

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The two apparently distant worlds inhabited by Linda Jean Bruno

Linda Jean Bruno was once told that if you want to do something well, you have to choose one thing, and stick with it. A piece of advice the actor/restaurateur has firmly rejected. She has found that combining her passion for acting and the management of her family’s restaurant Zia Teresa has been advantageous to both careers.

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Hayley J. Egan

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6/9/2018

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The Tenderness of La Tenerezza (Gianni Amelio, 2017)

Rarely these days - with mainstream Hollywood blockbusters being churned out at a constant speed - 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.

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Jytte Holmqvist

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6/9/2018

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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] . The film has received favourable critical acclaim and audience ratings and appeals to the viewer aesthetically and from a both narrative and moral perspective. [2]

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Jytte Holmqvist

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13/6/2018

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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.

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Jenna Lo Bianco

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20/4/2018

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Carpignano's A Ciambra makes it to the Oscars

In keeping with neorealist traditions, 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.

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Jytte Holmqvist

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6/3/2018

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

Set in a non-specific northern Italian location - we are told the narrative about to unfold develops “somewhere in Italy” - in the early 1980s and based on the 2007 novel by Sephardi Jewish writer André Aciman, Luca Guadagnino’s multi-award nominated new film Call Me by Your Name (or Chiamami col tuo nome in Italian) is an ageless celebration of love and life, of scenic beauty and parallel human beauty - particularly that of the male body.

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Jytte Holmqvist

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10/2/2018

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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.

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Jytte Holmqvist

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15/1/2018

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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.

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Jytte Holmqvist

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4/12/2017

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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.

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Bronte Dee Jackson

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26/6/2017

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What we owe to our feature writers

Life, famously, is full of surprises and often more unlikely than a Hollywood blockbuster script. In that vein, a few years ago if someone had have predicted that I would give voice and sense of identity to the younger generations of the Italian-Australian community in Australia I would have thought they were nuts. On the contrary, I would expect them to have divine gifts from God.

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Daniele Curto

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7/6/2017

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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

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Ivano Ercole

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6/6/2017

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Melbourne filmmaker narrows 'The space between' Italian and Australian cinema

Considering how vibrant and passionate the Italian community in Australia is, it’s both concerning and disheartening how few Italo-Australian stories have made their way onto the big screen. Sure, we all laughed with Vince Colosimo’s Frank in “The Wog Boy” series and went on a journey of self-discovery in “Looking For Alibrandi”, but since then Italo-Australian cinematic stories have been few and far between – until now.

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Daniele Foti-Cuzzola

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28/11/2016

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Meet the best-selling novelist Simonetta Agnello Hornby

Internationally acclaimed Italian author, Simonetta Agnello Hornby was a special guest at the Melbourne Writers Festival 2015 and participated in a special event at the Italian Culture Institute of Melbourne (IIC), which was centred around the topic of “Travel and Inward Journey”.

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Laura D'Angelo

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25/12/2015

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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 the popular series, Inspector Montalbano, which broadcasts on sBs, Luca Zingaretti featured in two evoking films during this year’s LIFF: Edoardo De Angelis’ “Perez” and Marco Pontecorvo’s “Partly Cloudy With Sunny Spells!” And during his short stay in Melbourne, he was interviewed by Segmento’s Bridget Borgobello.

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Bridget Borgobello

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25/12/2015

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