Nanni Moretti – Ecce bombo (1978)


Ecce Bombo has been the first great success in Italy for Nanni Moretti, and for many people there it is still his best movie.
It represents with unique intellectual cruelty and likelihood the ordinary life at the end of the ’70s of young metropolitan and left-winged Italians, in this being much autobiographical.
Moretti succeeds at the same time in blaming this apparentely absent-minded youth and the society that created them, represented by their relatives’ generation and by some of the more persistent Italian icons, like Alberto Sordi. In order to underline the impact of Ecce Bombo on Italian audiences, Moretti recalls in an interview the chill that every time fell down in theaters right after his famous remark about Alberto Sordi.
Ecce Bombo is a landmark of the new Italian cinema and is still today a cultural reference for the generations of baby-boomers born in the 50s and in the 60s. Continue reading

Nanni Moretti – Bianca (1984)

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Michele is a mathematics professor who just started a new job in a school with some peculiar teaching methods. After a woman in his neighborhood is murdered, Michele meets beautiful colleague Bianca, and a relationship begins between the two. Where is this relationship heading, and will Michele be able to help the police catch the murderer? Continue reading

Nanni Moretti – Habemus Papam AKA We Have a Pope (2011)


The great Italian comic filmmaker, Nanni Moretti turns his satirical eye on the nomination of a new Pope. When the man is chosen he freezes at the immense responsibilities throwing the Vatican, and all Catholics into a major crisis. A psychiatrist is called in to help the elected Pope overcome his nerves, but the anointed man has other ideas. Continue reading