New Italian Movies
Here is our selection of the greatest Italian movies for the year 2012. Some are already out, others are about to be released this year. The best Italian movies of Italian cinema in 2012. It proves to be a very good film year for Italy. The release dates are when they come out in Italy. Trailers shall follow as soon as they are out.
We have highlighted three in particular. The others Italian films we also highly recommend. (see below)
Venuto El Mondo – Into the World
Cast: Penélope Cruz, Emile Hirsch and Mira Furlan
Release Date: 9 November 2012
This Drama film by actor, but now director Sergio Castelitto is starring Penelope Cruz sets in Sarajevo. It’s about a single mother who takes her son to Bosnia and shows him where her father died in the Former Yugoslavia – Bosnia wars.
Penelope Cruz about Venuto El Mondo:
Io e Te – Me and You
Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
Cast: Tea Falco, Jacopo Olmo Antinori and Veronica Lazar
Release Date: 9 May 2012
The Great Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci returns 10 years since his last motion picture. We know him from the all-time Italian classics Novecento, Il Conformista and so many more. Now he made a movie about a very introvert young teenager who spends all his time in a basement while his parents think he is on a skiing trip.
The trailer is finally out. UK Version.
Directed by Matteo Garrone
Cast: Claudia Gerini, Ciro Petrone and Nunzia Schiano
Release Date: 2012 – to be determined
The follow-up to the instant Italian success Gomorrah. We were very impressed by this great film of 2008, and cannot wait to see his next film. It is currently in post-production but is scheduled to be released in 2012. It revolves around a family obsessed with reality tv. They await their father being picked for a spot on the Italian Big Brother show.
Update: The title has been changed to ‘Reality’. Here is the trailer:
Italian Movies of 2012 list – our recommendations
Title | Release date
- Immaturi – Il Vaggio – The Immature by Paolo Genovese | Release date: 04-01-2012
- Cesare deve morire – Caeser must die | Release date: 02-03-2012
- Romanzo di una strage – Story of a Slaughter by Marco Tulli Giordana (The best of Youth) | Release Date: 30-03-2012
- Diaz – Don’t clean up this blood | 13-02-2012
- Tutti I Santi Giorni – all the holy days | TBA