Luca Guadagnino

Torino Film Festival Mixes Militant Cinema With More Mainstream Movies

Italy’s Torino Film Festival, the pre-eminent event for young directors and indie cinema — now being revamped after going virtual due to the pandemic — will somewhat symbolically…

Torino Film Festival Artistic Director Stefano Francia di Celle on Rebooting Italy’s Preeminent Indie Cinema Event

The 39th edition of Torino Film Festival, Italy’s preeminent event for young directors and indie cinema, kicks off Friday with the international premiere of “Sing 2.” It is…

James Ivory Explains His Falling Out With Luca Guadagnino, Wanting to Cast Shia LaBeouf in ‘Call Me by Your Name’

James Ivory has offered an account on his exit from co-directorial duties on the 2017 drama “Call Me by Your Name,” explaining his creative differences with director Luca…

Shia LaBeouf was fired as Timotheé Chalamet’s ‘Call Me’ lover

Oscar-winning writer and producer James Ivory explained in his new memoir, “Solid Ivory,” that LaBeouf was first contacted to play the role.

Rome Film Festival Chief Antonio Monda on Luring Quentin Tarantino and Frank Miller

For the Rome Film Festival’s 16th edition — which opens Thursday — Artistic Director Antonio Monda has secured high caliber guests such as Quentin Tarantino and Tim Burton,…

Timothée Chalamet Addresses Armie Hammer Sexual Assault Allegations

Timothée Chalamet has addressed the sexual assault allegations against his “Call Me by Your Name” co-star Armie Hammer. Asked about Hammer in a new interview, Chalamet made his…

Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘The Lost Daughter’ Gets Warm Ovation in Venice With Jake Gyllenhaal on Hand to Cheer Her Debut

Maggie Gyllenhaal was glowing as her assured directorial debut, “The Lost Daughter,” received a warm, four-minute standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival’s Sala Grande after Greek music…

Fremantle, at Venice With Pics by Paolo Sorrentino and D’Innocenzo Brothers, Ramps Up Film Side

Fremantle, which is at Venice with two films in competition –– Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Hand of God” and “America Latina” by Damiano and Fabio  D’Innocenzo –– is ramping…

New Locarno Film Festival Chief Giona A. Nazzaro Talks ‘Audience-Friendly’ Vision

New Locarno Film Festival artistic director Giona A. Nazzaro, who is the former head of the Venice Film Festival’s Critics’ Week, is starting to put his stamp on…

Ferdinando Cito Filomarino on John David Washington Netflix Thriller ‘Beckett’ That Will Open Locarno

Italian director Ferdinando Cito Filomarino first made a splash in Locarno in 2010 when his atmospheric short “Diarchia,” starring Louis Garrel, Riccardo Scamarcio and Alba Rohrwacher, scooped the…

New Locarno Chief Adds Genre Twist to Arthouse Mix

The Locarno Film Festival, long known as a safe haven for indie cinema, is taking a turn into genre territory while remaining true toits origins. “People know what…

Beckett Trailer Has John David Washington Back in Action on Netflix

Netflix has released a new trailer for Beckett. The upcoming action/thriller is led by John David Washington, who is coming fresh off of last year’s Tenet. Now, he’s…