ROME -- Désirée Giorgetti is a Milanese, French-Italian actress who came screaming and fighting onto the international stage after her debut film, Raffaele Picchio’s Morituris (2011), became the first film in Italy to be censored in 14 years, gaining a heady mix of fame and notoriety along the way. The film is based on the true-life 1976 Circeo rape-murder, with additional zombie legionaries, and its sexual violence and torture scenes were seen by some as gratuitous, if not downright offensive.
ROME - Italian football looks set to become the new European home for foreign investors as improved television rights look set to make return on investments for shareholders more lucrative than ever, a leading financial expert in the industry has said.
ROME – Leonardo, a defence-contractor which is partly government owned, paid 171 million euros in 2017 to unidentified intermediaries while selling Eurofighter jets to Kuwait, reported Il Fatto Quotidiano. Law 185 in Italy, which governs the sale of arms to foreign powers, allows the company to say nothing further on the identity or activity of the supposed brokers.
BOLZANO – The replacement of the name “Alto Adige” with “Province of Bolzano” in draft legislation may be sufficient grounds for the Italian government to challenge a new law.
Il Fatto Quotidiano reports that the change was suggested relates to law 30 and could lead the Italian government to appeal the law.
DAMASCUS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has so far provided immediate food assistance to over 70,000 people fleeing towns in north-eastern Syria as a result of ongoing military operations.
WFP, highly concerned for the safety of civilians in Syria, is asking for vital supply routes to be kept open and safe for humanitarian deliveries.
ROME – A short film featuring poet Maya Angelou was launched in Rome by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on Friday, the International Day of Rural Women. It aimed to raise awareness of the power and potential of rural women to help fight global hunger.
The film “This Is How We Rise” is produced by award-winning production company Somesuch & Co. It forms part of IFAD’s global campaign ‘Real Groundbreakers’ which aims to increase investments in the economic and social empowerment of women through rural and agricultural development.
ROME – C40 World Mayors Summit was held in Copenhagen from 9 till 12 October, 2019. C40 is a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change. C40 supports cities to collaborate effectively, share knowledge and drive meaningful, measurable and sustainable action on climate change.
ROME - The European Union's Foreign and Political Commissions, of the Italian Parliament, have recently held the hearing of the Ambassador of the Republic of Finland in Italy, Ms. Pia Rantala-Engberg, on the Finnish presidency of the Council of the European Union (July-December 2019.)
ROME – The Robert Morris exhibition “Monumentum” opens Friday at the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Rome.
Robert Morris was an American artist often defined as a Minimalist, but who in fact worked using a wide range of different styles. The exhibition is the first Morris exhibition in Europe since his death in November 2018, presenting Morris’ last works which have not previously been shown in Europe.