The world’s largest cinema chain attempted to stage a grand reopening in the third quarter after months of coronavirus lockdown restrictions but, open or closed, the result turned out to be largely the same: Empty theaters.
Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Abbas Salehi wrote in his message to the International Film Festival for Children and Youth that films made by children and youth are an admirable part of Iranian cinema.
The Venice Film Festival announced that Daniele Luchetti’s ‘Lacci’ will open the 77th edition on September 2, 2020. The decision is a notable one as ‘Lacci’ becomes the first Italian movie to open the Venice Film Festival in 11 years. The last Italian opener was the 2009 opener, with Giuseppe Tornatore’s ‘Baarìa.’ Luchetti’s ‘Lacci’ is based on Domenico Starnone’s 2017 novel of the same name. The cast includes Alba Rohrwacher, Luigi Lo Cascio, Laura Morante, Silvio Orlando, and Linda Caridi.