Cortona: the genius of a place

Cortona, Tuscany, Italy

Rachael Martin visits Cortona to meet Sarah Marder, a film-maker whose documentary explores the changed life of this Tuscan hilltop town Photos by iStock unless otherwise stated When Sarah Marder first started going to Cortona in the 1980s, she fell in love with a place and a time. At this point in her life she […]

Great Italian Films: The Talented Mr. Ripley

What’s not to like? Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law all feature in one of our favourite of the Great Italian films! The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999, Rome, Venice, Procida & Ischia. Directed by Anthony Minghella. Starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law) Anthony Minghella directs this star-studded young cast in the stylish recreation […]

Great Italian Films: Il Postino

Who could forget the image of Mario ascending the dusty roads of the wild, but picturesque, little island on his vintage bicycle? This is our fifth review of Great Italian films… Il Postino (1994, Procida & Salina islands. Directed by Michael Radford. Starring Philippe Noiret, Massimo Troisi) This Oscar-winning film – adapted from the novel […]