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L’immortale (The Immortal) is a spin-off from Sky Atlantic’s Gomorrah, which is loosely based on Italian writer and Napolitano Roberto Saviano’s nonfiction book Gomorrah (March 2006), an investigative tome that under-covered in detail the workings of the criminal organisation, Camorra of Naples. The book led to a play then a film (both in 2008), then to a TV series (2014), co-created by Savino. The TV series bears no resemblance to the book, film, or the play.

Published in Film

My Brilliant Friend - The Story of A New Name, is the follow on to HBO, RAI and TIMvision’s critically acclaimed TV Series, My Brilliant Friend, created by Italian director Saverio Costanzo, (Hungry Hearts, The Solitude of Prime Numbers) based on Elena Ferrante’s four-book series entitled the Neapolitan Novels.

Published in Film
Friday, 20 December 2019 14:34

The Spanish Christmas Lottery

The Spanish Christmas Lottery officially referred to as el Sorteo Extraordinario de Navidad and casually known as the El Gordo (the Big One), is one of the world’s largest lottery draws. The event which has happened every year on  22nd December, which  dates back to the 18th century when King Carlos III brought in the fundraising tradition for Spanish troops from Naples.

Published in Culture

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