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Italy - Home-Grown Heroes

For the past two years, Italy has been able to celebrate its national cinema on several fronts. Last year was a record year for local films, which grossed 31% of the overall box office, while 2008 has been a year of artistic recognition, with Paolo Sorrentino's Il Divo and Matteo Garrone's Gomorrah picking up the Jury Prize and the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival.

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