Novembre e dicembre al cinema a Firenze

  Guido Reverdito In questi due mesi che concludono l’anno solare l’attività dello storico cinema Odeon, da sempre sinonimo di cinema in lingua originale proposto soprattutto per la nutrita comunità anglofona presente in città, ruoterà interamente intorno alla ricca kermesse del festival «50 Giorni di Cinema», in programma dal 29 ottobre al 14 dicembre. Per …

WWII in the Memories of a Woman

Tina was only 12 when the Allies landed in southern Italy in the summer of 1943. A few days after, as it appeared evident that the war was lost. Italy had surrendered, and in a few hours the Germans, from allies, became enemies. They invaded Italy and even succeeded in liberating Mussolini and bringing him …

Benigni Returns

  Comedian-director Roberto Benigni has recently announced that he is returning to film after nearly a decade. His last film, The Tiger and the Snow was released in 2005.
 
 “Television and film are mediums that are very very distant [from each other], even if new television series have a completely new style created by …

Dolce and Gabbana Cleared of Tax Evasion

Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been cleared of tax evasion charges by Italy’s Court of Cassation. The court acquitted the pair citing lack of case with regard to charges that they had used holding company Gado in Luxembourg to avoid paying taxes on royalties amounting to €1 billion, an amount later …

Farewell, Pasta al Dente?

Increase in CO2 may mean goodbye to pasta al dente in 30-40 years   The estimated increase of carbon dioxide concentration of 30-40 percent over the next 40 years could affect the texture of pasta al dente, pride of the Italian table.   Researchers have studied the behavior of 12 varieties of durum wheat grown …

Fashionistas flock to Florence for ModaPrima 77

The 77th edition of international fashion show ModaPrima returns to Florence from November 21–23 at Stazione Leopolda.     Hosted by Pitti Immagine, ModaPrima is highly anticipated event on the fashion buyer calendar that presents ready-to-wear fashion trends and accessories and, most importantly, previews of next season’s collections. This edition presents 150 Italian manufacturers as …