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The film industry in Italy has produced international classics throughout the years. With links to film schools, directors, databases, and production houses.

Dubbing is Beautiful?
Review of the English-dubbed version of La Vita È Bella starring Roberto Benigni.

Gala Preview of Franco Zeffirelli's Callas Forever
If you live in the New York City area or plan to visit during the Columbus Day Weekend, don't miss the American premiere of Franco Zeffirelli's new film, Callas Forever. The Columbus Citizens Foundation will host the event on October 10th at the Ziegfeld Theatre.

Italian For Beginners: The Movie
When was the last time a movie featured Italian lessons as part of the plot? And how often is there a movie with a title like: Italian For Beginners?!

Top 10 Italian Language Movies
It's not just Fellini! Here is a list of recommended videos, documentaries, comedies, and travel guides related to the Italian language. Chosen by your Guide for their outstanding quality, the dubbed versions can help you improve your language skills. Pass the popcorn and watch lo schermo light up with Roberto Benigni, Sofia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, and many others.

Top 10 Movies About Italy
These films are either about Italy, set in Italy, or about Italian Americans. And don't forget all those Sergio Leone spaghetti westerns!

Cafe Pellicola
Features reviews and insights into Italian cinema from the Neorealist film movement to the present. Also organizes Italian film festivals.

The "Hollywood on the Tiber" served as sound stage for many classic films during the golden age of Italian cinema.

Electronic version of the Italian film journal includes articles adapted from print.

Fondazione Fellini
Official site devoted to the genius of Italian film with a calendar of events, biography, articles, and links.

Online magazine focused on Italian and international cinema and film, TV series and television programs. Also has an exhaustive database of images from film sets and posters of actors.

Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Information on the Turin National Film Museum, its collection of films and books, and public events.

Database di tutti i film dal 1895 ad oggi, recensioni, critica, cast completo, programmazione dei film in sala, e dizionario dei termini cinematografici.

Non-profit cultural association promotes the new Italian cinema abroad through cultural exchanges and festivals.

Pordenone Silent Film Festival
Program schedule, travel information, special events, and accommodations for one of Italy's largest film festivals devoted to cinema muto.

Scuola Nazionale di Cinema
Rome-based school for those interested in learning about production and cultural promotion, research, and editorial and archiving functions.

Tempi Moderni
Books, reviews, photographs, and archives devoted to film and home video.

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