italian filmmakers

Isabella Rossellini (b. 1952) is an Italian actress, model, and filmmaker. She is known for her work in films such as Blue Velvet and Death Becomes Her.

In addition to her film work, she is a philanthropist, and a National Ambassador for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. She is also the president and director of the Howard Gilman Foundation, dedicated to the preservation of wildlife, as well as the arts.

italians for real madrid

Former President of Napoli, Corrado Ferlaino: “I am Napoletano and I must support Real Madrid. If Juventus were to win the Champions League, they would take a lot of money that they would use to buy more players and Napoli couldn’t fight for the Scudetto even next year. I’m not Italiano, I’m Napoletano. I don’t care about Juventus, I don’t root for the Piemontesi”

Borja Valero, Fiorentina player: “I’ll support Real Madrid because I grew up with the camiseta blanca and the Bianconeri are the enemies of my Fiorentina”

Giacomo Ciccio Valenti, italian TV and radio conductor, Inter Milan supporter: “How many Juventini fans supported Inter in 2010? Nobody. At Cardiff we’ll return the favor. I already know what shirt will be worn by my son: white, with the words C. Ronaldo”

Paolo Beldì, italian filmmaker, Fiorentina la viola” supporter: “Who will I root for in the Champions League final between Juventus and Real Madrid? It’s not my fault if Real Madrid will play with the purple jersey…”

Bruno Peres, former player of Torino FC and now playing in Roma: “Juventus is a great team, but we support the failing of the Triplete, so we are happy if they lose”

“The screening of L'avventura at Cannes was a real life drama. From the very beginning, from the opening titles sequence, the audience was laughing and we couldn’t understand why. They were laughing at the most…most tragic sequences, those that we had sweated the most over and we believed the most in. And this went on throughout the projection. Very few followed and loved the screening of L'avventura. When I came out of the theater, I was crying like a baby…We had all believed in this movie and it was all in vain, it was for all for those laughing people and their mundane entertainment. The day after, something quite unexpected happened. We’d left our rooms and in the hall of the hotel we found a list, a very long list of signatures of important names, of Italian and foreign filmmakers, journalists, critics, writers, people who had seen the movie, and this list was preceded by a statement: ‘Yesterday we saw L'avventura, the best film ever screened at this festival.’”

– Monica Vitti on the premiere of L'avventura at the Cannes Film Festival

Still of Monica Vitti in L'avventura (1960, dir. Michelangelo Antonioni)

Follow me on Twitter


Sarandon: Bowie a hit in the sack
By Rachel Maresca and Rich Schapiro
NY Daily News, July 27, 2014.

He rocked her world.

Actress Susan Sarandon says she had a secret fling with British musician David Bowie whom she describes as “extraordinary” and “worth idolizing.”

The 67-year-old actress revealed she jumped into bed with Bowie while the pair were co-starring in the 1983 horror film “The Hunger.”

“That was a really interesting period,” Sarandon told the Daily Beast.

The brief affair took place after Sarandon divorced her first husband, Chris Sarandon, and before she began dating actor Tim Robbins.

Three decades later, she heaped praise on her ex-rock star beau (inset together).

“He’s worth idolizing. He’s extraordinary,” she said.

“Bowie’s just a really interesting person, and so bright. He’s a talent, and a painter, and…he’s great.”

Sarandon suggested the affair didn’t last because she didn’t want to have children.

“I wasn’t supposed to have kids, and I’m the oldest of nine and had mothered all of them, so I wasn’t ever in a mode to where I was looking to settle down and raise a family,” Sarandon said.

“So that definitely changes the gene pool you’re dipping into.”

Sarandon apparently had a change of heart as she got older.

She had her first child, a daughter, named Eva, in 1985 while she was dating Italian filmmaker Franco Amurri.

She went on to marry Robbins and had two more children - Jack Henry and Miles Guthrie. The pair split in 2009 after 23 years together.

Bowie, 67, has been married to supermodel Iman since 1992. The couple, who live primarily in New York, have a daughter.

In her wide-ranging interview, Sarandon admitted the [sic] she’s a fan of marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms.

“I like those drugs in the outdoors,” she said, “I’m not a city-tripper.”


Compilation of kissing scenes from the film Nuovo Cinema Paradiso directed by Giuseppe  Tornatore and musicalized by Ennio Morricone.

Such a beautiful scene, a movie I should see again when I get back home.

Actress May Britt reading over pool (1957). Photographer: Leonard McCombe. LIFE.

Maybritt Wilkens, as she was known originally, was discovered as a teenager by Italian filmmakers, Carlo Ponti and Mario Soldati, in 1951. She was an assistant to a Stockholm photographer. She made her movie debut as the leading actress in Jolanda, the Daughter of the Black Corsair (1952).

From Tribute to Law-Breaking Surfer Boy: Here's What Josh Hutcherson Told Us About His Intense New Role

Taking the Toronto International Film Festival by storm.

If you’re Josh Hutcherson and you have a little time between filming installments of the world’s hottest YA franchise, what do you do? Shoot an independent flick, naturally. Because who needs a break?

Keep reading