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AT THE MOVIES #963                  CINEMA ITALIANO


Simon Morris introduces an all-Italian show – from Luca Guadagnino’s Challengers starring Zendaya, to an overview of this year’s Italian Film Festival road show with Festival Director and film-maker, Paolo Rotondo.




Challengers sees top star Zendaya (Dune) playing a top tennis star, torn between two competing suitors, Mike Faist (West Side Story) and Josh O’Connor (TV’s The Crown).  Directed by Luca Guadagnino (Call me by your name).




And Paolo Rotondo introduces this season of the Italian Film Festival, which includes a biopic of bad-boy painter Caravaggio, the first solo film by tbe legendary Federico Fellini, and last year’s box office sensation There’s still tomorrow, which trounced both Barbie and Oppenheimer in Italy.