The Beauty of BAPFF

This year we asked Cinemazzi videographer and freelance film editor Luke Richards to keep a diary of his favourite events at the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival. Now in its second year, the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival is the successor to the former BIFF, with an invigorated focus on films from the Asia Pacific…

1950s period drama Little England shines at Greek Film Festival

Legendary Greek filmmaker Pantelis Voulgaris has another smash hit on his hands with this year’s Greek Film Festival opener Little England (“Mikra Agglia”). Much as I love the annual Greek Film Festival and its riveting mix of comedies, dramas and endless tales of saucy extramarital affairs, I must concede it is not every time we are blessed with such…

Golden Cinema: Piero Tosi’s costumes for Marriage Italian Style (1964)

The 50th anniversary screening of Sophia Loren’s Marriage Italian Style is a wonderful opportunity to revisit Piero Tosi’s iconic costumes on the big screen once more. Released under its original title “Matrimonio all’italiana” in 1964, Marriage Italian Style was another legendary pairing of Italian actors Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni with director Vittorio de Sica. It followed in the same comedy vein…

Watch! Cinemazzi TV interviews rising French star LOUISE BOURGOIN

You would never know this was Louise Bourgoin’s first filmed interview in English (we think she did a smashing job!). More impressive was her pride for French cinema, despite the fact Hollywood has already started calling, with recent roles in Love Punch opposite Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan and Mojave with Oscar Isaac and Garrett…

Opa! 20th Greek Film Festival returns to Australia

Economics and politics weave a thin ribbon through the dramas, comedies and docos at the 20th Greek Film Festival. The current climate of unrest, upheaval, rioting and financial hardship in recent years has provided plenty of fodder for Greek filmmakers. That’s not to say it’s all doom and gloom at the 20th anniversary of the…