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Pasquale Iannone

Pasquale Iannone is a Film Lecturer, writer and broadcaster. He teaches at the University of Edinburgh and regularly contributes to Sight & Sound, Senses of Cinema and various BBC Radio programmes.

He tweets @PasqualeIannone.

Articles by Pasquale Iannone

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  • Five ways to know a Pasolini film

    Forty years after his death on 2 November 1975, and with the release of a Blu-ray box-set of his striking later films, we present five extracts that offer an ‘open sesame’ into the unique universe of Pier Paolo Pasolini.

    Monday, November 2, 2015


  • Fast-track to fandom>> Where to begin with Michelangelo Antonioni

    Your next obsession: the modernist masterpieces of Michelangelo Antonioni.

    Thursday, August 27, 2015


  • Five iconic Italian actresses

    From the days of neorealism on via the 1960s, Italian cinema has thrived on its succession of great actresses. Combining grit, glamour and inimitable star power, here are five whose work everyone should seek out.

    Wednesday, August 19, 2015


  • Fast-track to fandom>> Where to begin with the films of Vittorio De Sica

    Your next obsession: Vittorio De Sica’s films, neorealist and beyond.

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015


  • 10 great Italian films of the 1960s

    As many a film director’s favourite film, Fellini’s grand opus 8½, returns to cinemas, we round up 10 more masterpieces from what was a golden age for Italian cinema: the 1960s.

    Thursday, April 23, 2015


  • 10 great films about children in wartime

    Not just one of the great school films, Louis Malle’s Au revoir les enfants also belongs to a grand tradition of powerful dramatisations of the experiences of children during wartime.

    Thursday, January 29, 2015


  • Francesco Rosi, 1922-2015

    Pasquale Iannone on the Neapolitan portraitist of the Italian South and master of the ‘cine-investigation’.

    Monday, January 12, 2015


  • 10 great films set in Glasgow

    Scotland’s biggest city has provided the backdrop to everything from Ealing comedies to dystopian sci-fi. With Bill Forsyth’s That Sinking Feeling now on BFI Blu-ray/DVD and BFI Player, we pick 10 of the best Glasgow movies.

    Thursday, April 17, 2014


  • From the Magazine

    Age of innocence: childhood on film

    Cinema’s fascination with childhood is as old as the medium itself, enabling filmmakers to depart from conventional modes of storytelling to reflect the undoubted otherness of youthful experience. By Pasquale Iannone.

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014


  • 10 great Italian neorealist films

    With Roberto Rossellini’s masterpiece Rome, Open City back in cinemas, we present a 10-film primer on one of film history’s most important movements: Italian neorealism.

    Thursday, March 6, 2014


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