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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

‘Joy’ snags Etoile d’Or at Morocco’s Marrakesh film festival

Austrian filmmaker Sudabeh Mortezai's "Joy", an unflinching look at migrant sex workers in Europe, won top prize Saturday at the Marrakesh film festival in Morocco. Italian actress Monica Bellucci presented the trophy for the film, which tells the story of a young Nigerian forced into prostitution in Vienna. Marrakesh's 17th annual festival was attended by top cinema stars like U.S. director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert de Niro. Tunisian Nidhal Saadi won Best Actor for his role in the film "Regarde moi" (Look at me), directed by Nejib Belkhadi. And German Aenne Schwarz won Best Actress for her role in "Alles is gut" (All is good), directed by Eva Trobish. Tribute e...Keep on reading: ‘Joy’ snags Etoile d’Or at Morocco’s Marrakesh film festival.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

A Taste of Creativity

What in the world is this nebulous construct called creativity, anyway? The mere mention of the buzzword can make even the most erudite tongue-tied. Vastly cited Italian behavioural scientist Paolo Legrenzi describes creativity as a justification of artistry. In his 2013 publication, Creativity and Innovation, he cites architect Vittorio Gregotti: “Every work of architecture seems to be justified by the term creativity, which by now is used to define every aesthetic act (diffused aesthetics has overwhelmed us) with which designers, advertisers, stylists, architects and many other professions justify their ‘artistry.’”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Viggo Mortensen on gaining as much as 45 lbs for role in ‘Green Book’

LOS ANGELES---Viggo Mortensen is considered by some awards prognosticators as this season's best actor front-runner for his performance in director Peter Farrelly's "Green Book."   Viggo and Mahershala Ali (who is also regarded as a front-runner but in the best supporting actor category) are engrossing to watch as polar opposites thrown together in a car as they drive in the deep South for a concert tour.   "Green Book" is based on the true story of an African-American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala) who hires a burly Italian-American bouncer from the Bronx, Frank Anthony "Tony Lip" Vallelonga, to be his driver and bodyguard.   Thi...Keep on reading: Viggo Mortensen on gaining as much as 45 lbs for role in ‘Green Book’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Last Tango In Paris director Bernardo Bertolucci dies

ROME, Italy – Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci, whose films include Last Tango In Paris and 1900, died on Monday, November 26  aged 77. Considered one of the giants of world cinema, Bertolucci was the only Italian ever to win the Oscar for best film, snapping up the award in 1988 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

9 acclaimed films to be shown in Italian film fest in Manila

  Here's good news for Filipino moviegoers. They will have the chance to watch nine critically acclaimed Italian films in the coming second edition of the Italian film festival in Manila.   Aside from that, there will be a free series of masterclasses on critical areas of the creative process, such as cinematography, sound and special effects, festival founder and director Ruben Maria Soriquez announced at the recent launch of the festival.   Now called "Italian Cinema From Venice to Manila," the festival will run from Nov. 14 to 18.   The following movies, also participants at the 74th Venice International Film Festival, will be screened: "Am...Keep on reading: 9 acclaimed films to be shown in Italian film fest in Manila.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac new Benetton artistic director

Italian group Benetton said Monday it has named veteran fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac as artistic director of its men's and women's collections. "We are happy to welcome Jean-Charles de Castelbajac into our big family," United Colors of Benetton boss Luciano Benetton said in a statement, hailing his ability to "forecast tomorrow's social and fashion trends". Born in Casablanca, Morocco in 1949, De Castelbajac debuted in the fashion world with a collection he launched with his mother in 1968. He inspired trends including "anti-fashion" and likes to make alternative use of objects, including a coat of teddy bears worn by Madonna. "Born from a mix of punk an...Keep on reading: Jean-Charles de Castelbajac new Benetton artistic director.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Performance artist unhurt after hit by painting in Italy

ROME (AP) --- A man has hit performance artist Marina Abramovic on the head with a painting at a Florence museum. Palazzo Strozzi director Arturo Galansino tweeted that Abramovic was unhurt in the attack Sunday in the courtyard of the palazzo, which is hosting a retrospective about her. Galansino, the show's curator, says "everything's fine." Italian media say the wood-framed painting is a portrait of Abramovic done by the attacker. Galansino said Abramovic, who uses her body as an art medium, wanted to ask the man why he did it. Police are investigating. Corriere della Sera says the alleged attacker twice stretched out nude in public in Florence, once lying on fake dolla...Keep on reading: Performance artist unhurt after hit by painting in Italy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Versace luxury fashion house ‘to be sold shortly’ — media

Italian fashion giant Versace is about to be sold, the country's biggest-selling newspaper said Monday, citing anonymous sources who suggested the deal could come in the next few hours. Donatella Versace, the brand's artistic director and vice-president of the group, has called a staff meeting in Milan for Tuesday, according to the Corriere della Sera newspaper. Celebrity shoemaker Jimmy Choo, luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co and US fashion group Michael Kors Holdings were listed as possible buyers. The company in its entirety is estimated to be worth some $2.0 billion (1.7 billion euros), the report said. Versace could not immediately confirm the news to AFP. ...Keep on reading: Versace luxury fashion house ‘to be sold shortly’ — media.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

ATR bullish on PH, cites aviation push

SINGAPORE: Franco-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR is optimistic of growing its presence in the Philippines given the current administration’s push to establish new aviation hubs outside Metro Manila. “[I]t’s going to drive local communities to actually travel more and make traveling easier by improving the infrastructure of airports,” ATR sales director Laurent Janitza told The Manila… link: ATR bullish on PH, cites aviation push.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

ATR bullish on PH, cites aviation push

SINGAPORE: Franco-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR is optimistic of growing its presence in the Philippines given the current administration’s push to establish new aviation hubs outside Metro Manila. “[I]t’s going to drive local communities to actually travel more and make traveling easier by improving the infrastructure of airports,” ATR sales director Laurent Janitza told The Manila [...] The post ATR bullish on PH, cites aviation push appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Influential dancer, mime artist Lindsay Kemp dies at 80

LONDON (AP) --- Influential British dancer, choreographer and mime artist Lindsay Kemp, known for tutoring singers David Bowie and Kate Bush during his career, has died at 80. Director Nendie Pinto-Duschinsky, who is making a documentary called "Lindsay Kemp's Last Dance," said Saturday that Kemp died suddenly after a "perfect" day rehearsing with his students. He was about to work on his memoirs and to go on tour, she said. She wrote on the film's Facebook page that "I'm so sorry to tell you Lindsay passed away last night ... he was very happy and it was very sudden." The Italian news agency ANSA reported that he died during the night at his home in Livorno, Tuscany. Kemp l...Keep on reading: Influential dancer, mime artist Lindsay Kemp dies at 80.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

ICCPI exec visits Negros for possible investments

BACOLOD City – Lorens Ziller, the executive director of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, Inc. (ICCPI), visited Negros Occidental On August 15, 2018 to look for possible investments in infrastructure and transportation. Ziller, who is also the Vice Chairman of the EU Philippines Business Network (EPBN) Infrastructure and Transport Committee, pledged his […] The post ICCPI exec visits Negros for possible investments appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 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

DOE reignites discourse on nuclear power

PH NUCLEAR TEAM: Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi (center), together with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Nuclear Division Director Dohee Han and the Nuclear Energy Programme Impl.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News1 hr. 43 min. ago