Italian director Vittorio Taviani, 88

ROME — Celebrated Italian director Vittorio Taviani, who made more than 20 films alongside his brother Paolo, has died aged 88, his family said on Sunday. The pair worked together for more than half a century producing some of the most famous films of post-War Italian cinema, including Padre Padrone, which took top honors at […] The post Italian director Vittorio Taviani, 88 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineApr 16th, 2018

Film shows ‘fearless’ pope taking on church

There is a killer moment in the new film "Pope Francis --- A Man of His Word" when you realize what he is up against. The Argentine is dressing down the cardinals and bejewelled princes of the Curia who run the Catholic Church, lacerating them for their greed, back-stabbing and lust for power. The scandal-hit, Italian-dominated body is full of people leading immoral double lives who "possess a heart of stone and a stiff neck", he tells them in German director Wim Wenders' remarkable insight into the leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. "Pay a visit to the cemeteries" and look at those "who thought they were immortal, immune and indispensable," Francis urges...Keep on reading: Film shows ‘fearless’ pope taking on church.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Italian master of mafia gore to shoot ‘Pinocchio’

Matteo Garrone, the Italian director known for his ultra-violent mob films, is planning to give the children's classic "Pinocchio" his own twist, according to reports Friday. The maker of the blood-drenched "Gomorrah" mafia saga is in the running for the Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes film festival for "Dogman" --- a gruesome revenge killing drama involving hours of torture by a drug-addicted dog groomer. But the director is about to turn his gaze on Pinocchio, the wooden protagonist of Italian writer Carlo Collodi's 1883 novel, said film trade daily Variety. However, Garrone's film --- which starts shooting in November --- is unlikely to be a kids-friendly ver...Keep on reading: Italian master of mafia gore to shoot ‘Pinocchio’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

Harvey Weinstein’s absence looms over scandal-hit Cannes

Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein once held court like a king at the Cannes film festival, but this year it is his absence that will loom large over the competition. The world's biggest film festival has moved to align itself with the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment that has reverberated around the world since Weinstein's downfall. The festival has condemned Weinstein's "unpardonable behavior" after he was accused of four sexual assaults at Cannes over the years, including the rape of the Italian actress Asia Argento in his luxury suite when she was 21. Director Thierry Fremaux admitted that Cannes "will never be the same again" after the Weinstein ...Keep on reading: Harvey Weinstein’s absence looms over scandal-hit Cannes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 6th, 2018

‘Call of Duty’ film approaches ‘Sicario 2’ director

Video game publisher Activision Blizzard is taking steps to get a "Call of Duty" adaptation underway, with "Sicario 2" director Stefano Sollima said to be in talks over the project. Italian director Stefano Sollima, whose first English-language movie arrives in the form of cross-border action movie "Sicario 2: Soldado" this June, is in negotiations to helm a "Call of Duty" film, according to Variety. No date or timeline for development was announced. Sollima rose to fame as director on several TV series focused on Italian crime, perhaps most notably 2014's "Gomorrah", based on a book and film of the same name that came before it, and then the 2015 feature-length Netflix mafia t...Keep on reading: ‘Call of Duty’ film approaches ‘Sicario 2’ director.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

What Filipino and Italian actors can learn from each other

Italian-Filipino actor-director Ruben Maria Soriquez said if there was one thing Italian actors could learn from their Filipino counterparts, it was the value of humility. "There are more divas there (Italy)," he said. "There's this actor who signed a contract to work on my indie film, but said he didn't feel like coming to work on our first shooting day. Our driver had to travel 400 kilometers to pick him up." To his credit, Ruben said, the actor eventually apologized. "He said he thought ours was just a cheap indie film and that he didn't expect the production team to be so professional and for my shots to be good." What he hoped for the local film industry to adapt from t...Keep on reading: What Filipino and Italian actors can learn from each other.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

Donnarumma in tears after Milan fans jeer him

By Daniella Matar, Associated Press MILAN (AP) — A visibly shaken Gianluigi Donnarumma was comforted by AC Milan teammate Leonardo Bonucci as insults poured down on the teenage goalkeeper from the fans. And that was only the warmup. Donnarumma has swiftly gone from being one of Milan's most adored players to its most hated. After a protracted saga appeared to be settled in the offseason by Donnarumma signing a contract until 2021, speculation over his future has started again and supporters have had enough. Despite the new deal being worth 6 million euros ($7 million) a year and including the signing of his older brother as Milan's third-choice goalkeeper, Donnarumma and his agent, Mino Raiola, are reportedly looking to annul the contract because he felt pressure to agree to it. Before Wednesday's Italian Cup victory over Hellas Verona, fans unveiled a giant banner saying: "Moral abuse, 6 million a year and the signing of a parasite brother? Now go, our patience is finished." There were jeers ahead of the kick-off when the 18-year-old Donnarumma's name was read out, and shouts for him to leave. He was in tears as he was comforted by Bonucci. Donnarumma had to play the first half below the giant banner and his every touch was greeted with boos.   E’ stata una brutta serata e non me l'aspettavo ! Non ho mai detto ne scritto di aver subito violenza morale quando ho firmato il contratto. Nonostante tutto guardo avanti e testa alla prossima partita..forza milan!🔴⚫️ A post shared by Gianluigi Donnarumma (@gigiodonna99) on Dec 14, 2017 at 11:30am PST "It was an awful night that I didn't expect!" Donnarumma wrote on Instagram on Thursday. "I never said nor wrote that I had suffered psychological pressure when I signed the contract. Despite everything I am looking forward and have my mind on the next game ... Forza Milan!" Milan, which is seventh in the standings, plays Verona again in Serie A on Sunday. "Of course he's upset, he's only 18," Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso said after Wednesday's match. "For the age that he is, there's no doubt that he will become the best goalkeeper in the world, but he's not calm and it can't be easy to go out on the pitch and be criticized by your own fans. I can only say that while he is with me he will always have my total protection. "They're turning a lad of 18 into a monster. And he doesn't deserve it, he has incredible values. Luckily this was a match where there weren't many people (about 9,000). Imagine how difficult it would have been with 50-60,000." It's not the first time Donnarumma has faced insults from the stands. He had fake money thrown at him during Italy's Under-21 European Championship opener against Denmark in June after it was announced he would not be renewing his contract, while a banner emblazoned with "Dollarumma" was also displayed. "We understand the fans but I ask them to boo our opponents and not our players," Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli said. "Gigio is a young lad and he's not entirely at fault, he loves Milan and one day he will understand what's good and what's bad. "He needs to be supported and the club will do so because he is an asset. We know where the evil comes from and we hope to resolve this problem in the next few months." Mirabelli said Milan "has no intention of selling Donnarumma" and criticized Raiola. "I don't have any plans to meet with Raiola. I don't have anything to say to him," Mirabelli said. "There's a man who is trying to damage our image but he is becoming more a showman than anything else. We laugh about it, but he won't get away with it. "Gigio has never said he wants to leave, otherwise he would never have signed through to 2021. There's someone who is trying to organize something deliberately, but we will look out for Milan's interests in every arena." Donnarumma has been playing for Milan since October 2015, when he became the youngest goalkeeper to start a Serie A match, at the age of 16 years, 8 months, 6 days. He has made four senior Italy appearances and is likely to take over as the No. 1 after Gianluigi Buffon retired from international duty following the Azzurri's failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

Ton Conception unveils the ‘Smeg lifestyle’

Legacy Italian kitchen appliance brand Smeg has a new home in the Philippines thanks to the efforts third generation entrepreneur Ton Concepcion of the Condura and Concepcion Industries at the Park Terraces in Makati City. Smeg was founded by Vittorio Ber.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 25th, 2016

Pusher killed, 4 held in Pampanga

CITY of San Fernando, Pampanga -- A suspected drug pusher here was killed in an armed encounter with the police while four other suspects were arrested in Mabalacat town the other day. Senior Supt. Nicolas Salvador, acting Pampanga police director, identified the slain suspect as Raven Caligner, 25. He was….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News1 hr. 32 min. ago

6 more Munti cops ‘punished’

NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office director, Chief Superintendent Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar yesterday ordered the overhaul of the Drug Enforcement Unit of the Muntinlupa City Police Station which was rocked by an extortion incident involving some of its officers and men. The official said six more members of the unit….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News1 hr. 32 min. ago

PSC holds anti-doping summit

THE Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will take the lead in helping educate the public -- not only the athletes -- about new anti-doping campaign being undertaken by the World Anti-Doping Agency. This was stressed by Philippine Sports Institute (PSI) Director Marc Edward Velasco at the start of the PSC-organized 2018….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News1 hr. 32 min. ago

P1.7M worth of shabu seized in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY --- Anti-narcotics operatives arrested a suspected big-time drug dealer here and seized from him an estimated P1.7 million worth of suspected shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride). Director Juvenal Azurin of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PDEA-ARMM) said Esrael Mamalangka, 36, a resident of Talayan, Maguindanao but residing temporarily in Barangay Rosary Heights 10 in this city, was arrested around3 p.m.along Don Rufino Alonzo Avenue. Seized from Mamalangka were four huge sachets of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride with an estimated market value of P1.7 million, a pouch, the suspect's wallet, a mobile phone, ...Keep on reading: P1.7M worth of shabu seized in Cotabato City.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News5 hr. 19 min. ago

Peza charter needs to be amended – Plaza

THE Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) wants the law that created it, Republic Act 7916 or the Special Economic Zone Act of 1995, amended so it could grant more incentives to investors, its chief said on Wednesday. In an interview, PEZA Director General Charito Plaza said the 23-year-old law has “so many weaknesses” and proposed [...] The post Peza charter needs to be amended – Plaza appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News16 hr. 32 min. ago

Peza H1 investment pledges dive

Peza Director General Charito Plaza INQUIRER file photo Investment pledges under the Philippine Economic Zone Authority dropped by more than half as of June this year, as some companies have switch.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News21 hr. 58 min. ago

PNP Caraga chief to focus on lowering traffic accident

BUTUAN CITY, July 17 -- Philippine National Police (PNP) Caraga regional director PCSupt. Noli A. Romana vowed to bring down incidents of physical injuries attributed to traffic incidents and help in.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Top 6 most wanted din sa GMA, Cavite

TIMBOG sa mga elemento ng GMA Municipal Police Station ang tinaguriang ‘Top 6 Most Wanted Person’ sa General Maria­no Alvarez, Cavite sa kasong carnapping at may pending case sa kaso ng iligal na droga at murder. Kinilala ang suspek na umano’y half brother at katukayo sa pangalan ni ex-Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General… link: Top 6 most wanted din sa GMA, Cavite.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

5 collared for P760-K shabu

OPERATIVES of the Northern Police District (NPD) seized at least P760,000 worth of suspected shabu from five drug personalities who were arrested in anti-illegal drug and buy-bust operation before dawn Monday in Tondo Manila. A report received by National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar from….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

PRO3 chief assures benefits for cop slain in drug bust

CAMP Olivas, Pampanga -- The leadership of the Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) has vowed to provide the necessary benefits to the family of the rookie policeman killed during an anti-drug operation in Nueva Ecija last July 16. Chief Supt. Amador Corpus, PRO3 director, also said that while the death….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

San Pablo DEU arrests 3 newly-identified suspects

Three newly-identified drug personalities were nabbed by Drugs Enforcement Unit (DEU) following the confiscation of shabu and a gun during an anti-illegal drug operation in Villa Antonio Phase 2, Bgy II-F, San Pablo City, Laguna. Police Regional Office IV-A director Chief Supt. Edward Esperat Carranza identified the arrested suspects as….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

NDRRMC Preps for TD Henry

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) discusses the preparations for Tropical Depression Henry in a Pre-Disaster Risk Assessment meeting at the NDRRM Operations Center, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City. NDRRMC Executive Director and Civil Defense Administrator Usec Ricardo B Jalad presided over the meeting attended by representatives from NDRRMC Member Agencies […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

PH ‘Crimeless’ During Pacquiao-Matthysse Fight

Police authorities recorded a generally peaceful weekend across the country during the bout between Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Argentine boxer Lucas Matthysse. Speaking to newsmen, Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde said they only noted a lone incident in the National Capital Region (NCR), when an unidentified man fainted. The PNP […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018