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Valeria Rotella

Valeria Rotella is the research director and web producer at the Criterion Collection.

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Getting to Know Barbara Loden
Getting to Know Barbara Loden

The filmmaker Katja Raganelli talks with us about what it was like to create an intimate portrait of the Wanda director toward the end of her life.

By Valeria Rotella

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Destination Paris: A Trip to the Librairie du Cinéma du Panthéon
Destination Paris: A Trip to the Librairie du Cinéma du Panthéon

It was a cold January morning, with biting winds coming off the Seine, when I stopped by the Librairie du Cinéma du Panthéon during a break from working on our upcoming release of Marcel Pagnol’s Marseille Trilogy. This film-specialty bookstore e…

By Valeria Rotella

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The Fog of Welles: A Trip to Chinchón
The Fog of Welles: A Trip to Chinchón

During a research mission to Spain, Criterion web producer/researcher Valeria Rotella takes a day trip to the medieval desert town of Chinchón, where Orson Welles is rumored to have shot Chimes at Midnight and The Immortal Story.

By Valeria Rotella

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Destination Madrid: A Visit to a Film Lover’s Bookstore
Destination Madrid: A Visit to a Film Lover’s Bookstore

Criterion’s resident researcher and web producer takes a trip to Madrid bookstore Ocho y Medio, which she calls “a shrine to Spanish contributions to the seventh art.”