Pietro Marcello

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…

Michelangelo Frammartino’s Venice Prizewinner ‘Il Buco’ Seals U.S. Deal With Grasshopper, Gratitude (EXCLUSIVE)

New York-based distribution company Grasshopper Film and Gratitude Films have jointly acquired U.S. distribution rights to Italian director Michelangelo Frammartino’s Venice Special Jury Prize winner “Il Buco,” about a…

IDFA Adds 65 Titles to Lineup Across Best of Fests, Masters, Paradocs Sections

The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) added 65 titles to its lineup Tuesday, unveiling the non-competitive program sections Best of Fests, Masters and Paradocs. The 34th edition…

‘Annette’ Producer Charles Gillibert Discusses Plans For Newly-Acquired Revered Banner Les Films du Losange (EXCLUSIVE)

Charles Gillibert, the thriving French producer behind Leos Carax’s Cannes prizewinning “Annette,” spoke to Variety about his recent acquisition of Les Films du Losange, one of France’s oldest…

Pietro Marcello Kicks Off French-Language Feature Debut ‘Scarlet’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Pietro Marcello, the critically acclaimed Italian filmmaker of the Venice prize-winning “Martin Eden,” has just started shooting “Scarlet” (“L’envol”), a French-language drama set in Northern Normandy. Orange Studio…

New York Film Festival Slate Includes ‘Titane,’ ‘Benedetta,’ ‘The Velvet Underground’

The New York Film Festival has revealed the full lineup for its 59th edition, including Julia Ducournau’s “Titane,” Paul Verhoeven’s “Benedetta,” Todd Haynes’ “The Velvet Underground” and more.…

Toronto Film Festival Adds Docs and Midnight Titles Including ‘Titane,’ ‘Attica’ and ‘Neptune Frost’

The Toronto International Film Festival announced which films will fill the TIFF Docs, Midnight Madness, and Wavelength sections at this year’s edition of the event, which runs from…

‘Happy as Lazzaro’ Director Alice Rohrwacher Set For First TV Series, Will Depict World of Italian Fables (EXCLUSIVE)

Italian director Alice Rohrwacher, whose “The Wonders” and “Happy as Lazzaro” are both Cannes prizewinners, will direct her first TV series that, similarly to her fable-like films, will…

Juliette Schrameck Powers First Slate of Projects Including New Films by Lukas Dhont, Jenny Suen (EXCLUSIVE)

Juliette Schrameck, the well-respected former managing director of MK2 Films who joined Paris-based collective banner Agat Films in September 2020 as partner and producer, has already assembled a…

Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight Unveils 2021 Lineup – Live Updates

After canceling its last edition due to the pandemic, Directors’ Fortnight, a section running alongside the Cannes Film Festival, will be back with a stylish and eclectic international…

Alice Rohrwacher, Pietro Marcello, Francesco Munzi Team on Doc ‘Fortuna’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Italian directors Alice Rohrwacher (“Happy as Lazzaro”), Pietro Marcello (“Martin Eden”) and Francesco Munzi (“Black Souls”) have teamed up on high-profile doc “Futura,” a portrait of how Italy’s…