Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The French film, Villa Amalia - filmed in Ischia

Over 20 movies filmed in Ischia

Producers of internationally successful movies have long been coming to film on the island of Ischia, most frequently in the ancient borgo of Ischia Ponte, where for instance Anthony Minghella shot most of “The Talented Mr Ripley”. In recent years, Ischia's scenery has proven to be a popular backdrop for TV shows such as Italy's version of Top Gear and a few of Bud Spencer's latest productions.

During the last week of June each year Ischia Ponte is the setting for the Ischia Film Festival, an international event dedicated to location cinema - www.ischiafilmfestival.it . In July the Ischia GlobalFest, a celebration of Film and Music, takes place in Lacco Ameno. www.ischiaglobal.com

  Locandine film Ischia

If you're curious to take a look at some of the films which gave Ischia it's brush with fame, try Amazon.com or IBS.it:

1937 - Il Corsaro nero (It.). Amleto Palermi
1937 - Il Dottor Antonio (It.). Enrico Guazzoni
1949 - Campane a martello (It.) Luigi Zampa
1950 - Il Mulatto (It.). Francesco De Robertis
1950 - La Scogliera del peccato (It.). Roberto Bianchi Montero
1952 – The Crimson Pirate (USA). Robert Siodmak - (Burt Lancaster, Eva Bartok)
1953 - Il Mostro dell'isola (It.). Roberto Bianchi Montero
1954 - Lacrime d'amore (It.). Pino Mercanti
1956 - Suor Letizia/Il più grande amore (It.). Mario Camerini
1957 - Vacanze a Ischia (It.-Fr.-RFT). Mario Camerini
1958 - Sissi a Ischia/Scampolo. Alfred Weidenmann
1959 – Purple Noon (Plein soleil) (Fr.). René Clément - (Alain Delon)
1960 - Appuntamento a Ischia (It.). Mario Mattòli
1960 - Morgan il pirata (It.). Primo Zeglio
1962 - Diciottenni al sole (It.). Camillo Mastrocinque
1963 - Cleopatra (USA). Joseph L. Mankiewicz - (Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton)
1966 - After the Fox (It.-USA-GB). Vittorio De Sica - (Peter Sellers, Britt Ekland)1966 - Ischia operazione amore (It.). Vittorio Sala 
1972 – Avanti (USA). Billy Wilder - (Jack Lemmon, Juliet Mills)
1976 - La Professoressa di scienze naturali (It.). Michele Massimo Tarantini
1977 - La Vergine, il Toro e il Capricorno (It.). Luciano Martino
1985 - Una tenera follia (It.). Ninì Grassia
1998 - Il Commissario Raimondi (TV). Paolo Costella
1999 - Cient'anne (It.). Ninì Grassia
1999 - The Talented Mr. Ripley (USA). Anthony Minghella - (Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law)
2001 - Se lo sai sono guai (It.). Michele M. Tarantin
2003 – Suddenly Paradise (It.) Leonardo Pieraccioni
2005 - Un estate al mare
2008 - Villa Amalia
2009 - I delitti del cuoco (TV)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Ischia Poetry Retreat with well-known Canadian poet, Lorna Crozier

Ischia Poetry Workshop: May 3-7th , 2012

Lorna Crozier is one of Canada's most beloved and talented poets, and a wonderful teacher. She is a recent recipient of the Order of Canada and is a recognized Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. 

This three-day workshop in the beautiful setting of Ischia will be all about inspiration. We’ll get together, soak up the sun and let the sounds of the ocean seduce us into the music of poetry. I’ll be your guide and facilitator, but the most important part of such a workshop will be what we share with one another. Creativity spawns creativity. My goal is to help you find your stories and to propel you into writing new work, poetry that matters to you and to other people. I’ll be giving you writing prompts, some to generate in-class writing and some for you to take away and work on during the day. As well, I’ll spend a couple of hours every day discussing issues of craft, such things as diction, meter, line structure, and form. Though you’ll be working hard, we’ll make sure there’s time to walk the beach, taste the local cuisine and renew yourself. When you leave the island to return home, you will have poems in your pocket, ones you can work on over the next several weeks. I can’t wait to leave my island (Vancouver Island) for this one and to work and play with you.
Bring pen and paper, a few favourite poetry books, and your laptop, if you have one

Cost of the Workshop: $425 CAD (325 Euros)

For registration and for information about the practical side of the retreat, please contact Lynette Shultz directly at lshultz@ualberta.ca

The workshop will be taking place in and around Forio on the Colella Family premises. Accommodation is available from 55euro pp/day including a light breakfast and dinner. Please contact Giuseppe for bookings: info@larotondasulmare.com or info@hotelpoggiodelsole.com