Recent Works

Total Bedlam

“Total Bedlam/Bolgia totale” (2014), co-produced with Mescalito Film, it’s a black comedy written by Matteo Scifoni. Inspector Quinto Cruciani leads a dissolute life and is now on the verge of being fired. On the morning of fifteenth, his day off, he receives a call from his boss who asks him for a favor. The personal lives […]

Human Voice

“Human Voice/Voce Umana” (2014), co-produced with Edoardo Ponti and Massimiliano Di Lodovico, this short is based on Jean Cocteau’s celebrated play, translated by Erri De Luca, directed by Edoardo Ponti and starring Sophia Loren. The film is going to be presented to the 2014 TriBeCa Film Festival and to the next Festival de Cannes.

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What the Press says about The Nightshift Belongs to the Stars

What the Press says about The Nightshift Belongs to the Stars. (Edoardo Ponti. 2012. Italy. 23 min.) Senior film critic Kurt Brokaw offers critic’s choices on the shorts program at Tribeca 2013. Think of it: More than 2,800 shorts were submitted to the 12th Tribeca Film Festival. Sixty made the cut. This one had more […]

Erri De Luca for our French friends

Erri De Luca, deux voix pour un même crime. LE FIGARO “Se peut-il que l’adolescent italien de Tu, mio (1998), transformé par sa rencontre avec la mystérieuse Caia, un été des années 1950, sur une île de pêcheurs, soit devenu le narrateur du Tort du ­soldat (2012), le vingt-troisième ­livre traduit d’Erri De Luca? On ne peut pas écarter […]

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Since its inception, OH!PEN Italia has nurtured a unique partnership with the Erri De Luca Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes the philosophy of best-selling Italian author and poet Erri De Luca. We take pride in sharing and divulging the Foundation’s goals of social awareness and solidarity by collaborating on a wide range of projects.

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