Italy On Screen Today 2019

About the 2019 Edition

Thanks to the contribution of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism - General Administration of Cinema, in collaboration with the Italian Consulate of New York, the Italian Institute of Culture, in collaboration with RAI Cinema, Mercer Hotel, the Italian Culture Committee of New York, Stony Brook University, Your Italian Hub and the patronage of APA (Associazione Produttori Audiovisivo) we welcome the fourth edition of ITALY ON SCREEN TODAY - New York & Miami, the film festival created and directed by Loredana Commonara for the Artistic Soul Association.
The festival will run from Nov 21st to Nov 24th at the Walter Reade Theater (Lincoln Center) and at the Wang Center of Long Island, with a curated selection of movies showcasing the best of contemporary Italian cinema: over the course of four days we offer great authors, young directors, US and New York premieres and in-depth movie analysis.
Over the course of the few last years, Italian cinema has become more and more eclectic, able to surprise and renew itself, both in regards of themes and language, while the productions keep making room for new authors, which is a constant stimulus for the spectators and the industry alike. This is why the effort we put into promoting Italian cinema abroad turns into true pleasure.
The most awaited appointment of this edition will take place at the Walter Reade Theater (Lincoln Center), where we proudly host the maestro Marco Bellocchio and his renowned actor Pierfrancesco Favino. Thanks to the collaboration of Sony Pictures Classics, which holds the distribution rights in the US, we will screen Il Traditore (The Traitor), the movie which will represent Italy at the 92nd Academy Awards for the "International Feature Film" category. The movie is collecting awards and general consensus all over the world and this will be our occasion for confer-ring them our very own Wind of Europe International Award, the recognition we assign to the art-ist that represent European culture in the world.

Furthermore, thanks to the warm appreciation we received, we can confirm that last year's novelty has turned into a recurring event: Dec 12th to Dec 14th we will be back in Miami, at Fort Lauderlale's Lauder art. There we will honor Lina Wertmüller, an icon of Italian cinema, first woman ever nominated for best director at the Academy Awards for the movie Pasqualino Settebellezze. Morover, Ms. Wertmüller was recently conferred the Academy Award for her outstanding career. We dedicated the image of our communications to her. We will screen Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto (Swept away by an unusual destiny in the blue sea of august) and Mimì metallurgico ferito nell'onore (The seduction of Mimì), two masterpieces of the moving pictures. We will be analyzing in depth the figure of the woman in Italian cinema with a retrospective dedicated to Italian female directors, of the past and the present: a step we deem necessary to properly recount the evolution of Italian cinema, both as a form of art as well as an economic and productive reality.

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to our fourth edition of Italy On Screen Today and expect you for our fifth!

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Italy On Screen Today, created in 2012 by Loredana Commonara, is co-presented by the American Cinematheque and Luce Cinecittà, under the auspices of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in New York, the Italian Trade Agency and the Italian Cultural Institute. Supported by Rai Cinema and New York University.

The poster
The team
  • Artistic Director: Loredana Commonara
  • US Consultant and Q&A: Silvia Bizio
  • Consultant: Elisabetta Colangelo
  • Programmer: Ottavia Guerriero
  • Organization: Simona Musti and Fabio Russomando
  • Collaboration: Mariagrazia D'Ambrosi
  • Collaboration: Giacomo Rocchini
  • Press Office: our italian Hub
  • Photographer: eff Smith
  • Graphics: Francesco Rita
Special thanks to
  • Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism,
  • Italian Consul in New York Francesco Genuardi,
  • Marco Bellocchio, Pierfrancesco Favino, Director of IIC - NY
  • Paolo Barlera, Silvia Bizio, Sony Pictures Classics, Beppe Caschetto
  • Simone Gattoni, Paolo Del Brocco, Bianca Giordano, Robert Kruger,
  • Silvia Limoncini, Joseph Sciame, Elisabetta Colangelo,
  • Ottavia Guerriero, Simona Musti, Fabio Russomando, Francesco Rita,
  • Giacomo Rocchini, Giuliana Ridolfi, Joan Migliori, Liam Reed,
  • Josephine Fusco, Kostja Kostic, Francesca di Matteo, Letizia Airos,
  • Julian Sachs, Fabio Granato, Stephany Horwaed