Open Roads: New Italian Cinema returns to Film at Lincoln Center for the 19th edition offering a diverse lineup of contemporary Italian films. The Opening Night film is Claudio Giovannesi’s Piranhas.
NAME OF FILM: LORO
DIRECTOR(S): Paolo Sorrentino
STARRING: Toni Servillo, Elena Sofia Ricci, Riccardo Scamarcio
GENRE: Biography Film
SYNOPSIS: Lorooffers ample sex and drugs as it follows Sergio Morra (Riccardo Scamarcio), a power-hungry talent scout who installs himself in a villa next door to Berlusconi with a troupe of young escorts. But the debauchery stands in pointed contrast to the prime minister’s slow decline. Despite Morra’s determination to coax his neighbor to one of his ragers, Berlusconi is dealing with a quieter range of chamber dramas: a long-suffering wife who doesn’t believe in his limp vows of fidelity, a son with whom he’s trying to bond, and a mounting sense of helplessness and apathy as he feels power slipping through his fingers.
LUCE directed by Julius Onah, and starring Naomi Watts and Tim Roth as a married couple, will open the 17th IFFBoston on Wednesday, April 24 at the Somerville Theatre.
Now in its 31st year, the 2018 AFI European Union Film Showcase, taking place November 30 to December 19 at the American Film Institute’s historic theater in Silver Spring, MD, will feature 49 foreign films
Toronto International Film Festival to Spotlight 11 Films by International Legends in 2018 Masters Program
The Toronto International Film Festival today unveiled the lineup for the 2018 Masters program, comprised of 11 daring new films by acclaimed, established auteurs with remarkable bodies of work.