1961-1970

Bahrudin ‘Bato’ Cengic – Mali vojnici AKA Playing Soldiers (1967) (HD)

Quote:
After the end of WW2 a blonde boy arrives at an orphanage made for the children of Partizans or people being killed in the war. The headmaster knows that the boy’s parents were Nazis but conceals that fact from others, fearing violence by vengeful children. He invents the boy’s life story, but the other children get suspicious. Read More »

    Vittorio Cottafavi – Operazione Vega (1962)

    Quote:

    A TV movie (aired on Rai on July 2, 1962) that seems to come from a remote galaxy. We are no longer used to anything like this. It is an alienating charm, consciously cooled to the extreme, stylized in its scenographic and luminous lines of relentless, literary cleanliness (where can we hear a word like “dripping” on TV today?), Without a shred of sentimentality.

    In short, Bertolt Brecht on the small screen. The text is taken from a radio original by Friedrich Dürenmatt. Read More »

      Vittorio Cottafavi – Il taglio del bosco AKA Woodcutting (1963)

      Quote:
      Il taglio del bosco is a film for television of 1963 , directed by Vittorio Cottafavi , taken from eponymous book by Carlo Cassola .

      The film, produced by RAI, was broadcast on September 19, 1963 during the cycle of nine films entitled Tales of Italy today .

      The film sees the participation of Gian Maria Volonté as the only professional actor, while all the other characters are played by the inhabitants of Tirli , the village of the Grosseto hills where the film is shot and set.

      Gianni Rondolino defines the work “a phenomenological film that manages to introduce a disturbing moral dimension into the objectivity of the realistic vision” Read More »

        Carlo Lizzani – L’amante di Gramigna AKA The Bandit (1969)

        Sinopsis

        Gramigna and his father are robbed of their field by Baron Nardò. The Baron let the field to Assunta and Gemma that is secretly beloved of Gramigna. Gemma succeeded to escape with Gramigna the day of her marriage with Ramarro. Love, violence, murder, revenge will follow all the protagonists till the desperate end of their existences.
        – Written by 1felco Read More »

          Leslie Stevens – Incubus (1966)

          Demons in the form of lovely young women lead dishonorable men to their deaths. One particularly beautiful demon meets and falls in love with an honorable young soldier (William Shatner). Her older sister (also a demon) is outraged and conjures (in a stirring scene) their fierce brother, who brutalizes Shatner’s sister. A haunting, breathtakingly photographed tale of good and evil, love and revenge, INCUBUS also has the odd distinction of being filmed entirely in Esperanto, the language created in 1887 to facilitate easy communication between people of different cultures. Read More »

            Marco Ferreri – La donna scimmia aka The Ape Woman (1964)

            A modest Neapolitan man meets a young woman with excessive hairiness. He exhibits her at fairs and marries her.It is after marriage that he receives a tempting offer from a French manager. Read More »

              Gualtiero Jacopetti & Franco Prosperi – Mondo cane n. 2 (1963)

              Synopsis:
              IT STARTS WHERE MONDO CANE LEFT OFF!
              The official sequel to the original shockumentary, presenting new and bizarre behavior from around the world, including cruelty, graphic gore, and strange rituals. Read More »