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  • Foreign Briefing: Rome seeks money for antiquities restoration

    Roman officials are trying to raise $271 million to restore gladiator training grounds next to the Colosseum and to catalog 100,000 boxes of excavated artifacts, among other projects. This is the latest effort to seek outside funding for conservation in...
  • Rome Film Fest To Slim Down Lineup, Eliminate Juries, And Focus On Emerging Directors

    ROME - After a long period of silence, during which it suffered a date change and a budget cut, the Rome Film Festival has announced it will have a slimmer lineup during its upcoming October 16-25 ninth edition, and no international juries for most of its...
  • Italian high court's ruling on 'Getty Bronze' faces a long delay

    Italian high court's ruling on 'Getty Bronze' faces a long delay
    This story has been updated. Please see below for details. The "Getty Bronze," a 300s BC highlight of Los Angeles' most eminent collection of classical antiquities, depicts a slender young athlete frozen in a moment of triumph. On Thursday, a legal...
  • D-Day plus one: 'Do not overstate our chances'

    D-Day plus one: 'Do not overstate our chances'
    Our national recollection of the storming of the Normandy beaches by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, is one of pride, thanks and a sense of inevitability, because we know now that the invasion was the beginning of the end for the Nazi forces. But as the...
  • Marcello Franchini, 1921–2014

    Marcello Franchini, an Italian immigrant who met his American wife while on a train ride from Paris to Rome, came to Chicago in the 1950s and opened a boutique with his bride on the Gold Coast. La Colonna, named for a monument in Rome where Mr....
  • The many layers of Istanbul

    The many layers of Istanbul
    I first visited Istanbul in the 1970s. Some of my most vivid memories of that trip are of the colorful locals. Scruffy kids sold cherry juice and old men would grab huge cucumbers from wheeled carts, then peel, quarter and salt them to sell for pennies....
  • Cannes Film Review: 'The Bridges of Sarajevo'

    Thirteen directors respond to Sarajevo's position as nexus of conflict in the 20th century in "The Bridges of Sarajevo," a wildly uneven omnibus commissioned to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the...
  • Twentieth Century Fox Topper Jim Gianopulos To Be Feted by Italy's Taormina Fest

    ROME - Fox Filmed Entertainment Chairman Jim Gianopulos will be feted by Italy's Taormina Film Festival with a lifetime achievement award during the event's 60th edition which, as previously announced, will open June 14 with "How To Train Your Dragon 2"...
  • Film Review: 'Thermae Romae II'

    A Nipponese time-travel fantasy in which sumo wrestling, electronic toilets and other cool Japanese inventions find their way into ancient Roman spas, "Thermae Romae II" nonetheless proves a less wacky follow-up to its similar-themed predecessor. Hideki...
  • Italy's David Awards Are Split by Sorrentino's 'The Great Beauty' and Virzi's 'Human Capital'

    Rome - Paolo Sorrentino's "The Great Beauty" (pictured) and Paolo Virzì's "Human Capital" split top honors at Italy's David di Donatello Awards, where Sorrentino's foreign-Oscar winner took nine statuettes, including best director, producer and actor....
  • 'Third Person' at the mercy of a mix of emotions, stories

     'Third Person' at the mercy of a mix of emotions, stories
    "Third Person," the latest interlocking puzzle from Paul Haggis, is about love. But it's not a soft and fuzzy sort of love. As Leona Lewis put it in the pop hit a few years ago, it's the "you cut me open and I keep bleeding, keep keep bleeding" sort....
  • James Murdoch Meets Italian Prime Minister, Pledges More Italo TV Production Investments

    ROME - James Murdoch and Sky Italia managing director Andrea Zappia on Monday met Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi in Rome and pledged a Euros 40 million ($54 million) investment in two high-profile Italian TV series, "Diabolik" and Paolo Sorrentino'...