Tinto Brass Presents Erotic Short Stories 4: Improper Liaisons
The undisputed King of Erotica lends his name to three of the sexiest short stories imaginable. Directed in the Tinto Brass style by some of the most talented new Italian directors working today, Tinto Brass has produced the films as well as featuring in his Trademark cameo appearances.
DREAM 29 mins
Directed by: Nicolai PENNESTRI Starring: Yulia Mayarchuk, Mauro Lorenz
A beautiful woman falls asleep on an isolated beach and starts dreaming about bizarre meetings: with a truck driver and a courier. Dreams then mix with reality. Continue reading
VOYEUR 28 mins
Directed by: Roberto GANDUS Starring: Raffaella PONZO
A hotel employee betrays his position of authority to spy on
the rooms through networked screens and discovers extramarital
affairs with one of the hotel’s waitresses. Very, very sexy.
In Voyeur, a young couple checks into a hotel. They proceed to seduce the chambermaid, while the desk clerk watches over closed circuit. It is only when he goes home to his wife with a raging erection that we find out why he was so interested. The chambermaid is played by Raffaella Ponzo, who shows everything. Continue reading
The first in a four part series of erotic short stories made under the guidance and inspiration of the ‘King of Erotica’ – Tinto Brass.
Directed in the Tinto Brass style by some of the most talented new Italian directors working today.
A MAGIC MIRROR 23 mins
Director: Stefano Soli. Starring Loredana Cannata, Rolando Ravello, Massimiliano Franciosa
A difficult relationship between a brusque man and a fragile women, who falls in love with her brother-in-law and cheats on her husband. As well as producing these short films, Tinto Brass characteristically appears in a cameo role. Continue reading
Directed by: Nello PEPE Starring: Francesca Nunzi & Marco Di Stefano
A sperm donor has some trouble providing a specimen, whilst the eager lady thinks up elaborate ways to get him going. Francesca Nunzi has a sperm donor over to leave a sample but he has difficulty getting aroused. They try music, phone sex, and even a strip tease, but nothing is working. They finally find a simpler way to get the sperm where it needs to be. Continue reading
The life and works of the great artist Michelangelo Buonarroti are shown against the historical background of his time. It begins with his earliest artworks, and follows his life and career as he achieves lasting fame. The documentary includes detailed looks at some of the artist’s most renowned creations. Continue reading
La Ricotta (starring Orson Welles) represents a key moment in Pasolini’s career. This complex work marks a stylistic advance over his earlier films and with it, Pasolini comes of age as a man of the cinema. Although La Ricotta is an outcry against the betrayal of religion, it was perceived as blasphemous by the right-wing homophobic political enemies of Pasolini. He was put on trial and charged with “insulting the religion of the state,” a Fascist law that was still on the books. Pasolini was sentenced to four months in prison, eventually amnestied, and all of RoGoPaG was banned. La Ricotta is a dazzling amalgam of trenchant social satire, neo-realism, pathos, and burlesque comedy by the man Susan Sontag has called “indisputably the most remarkable figure to have emerged in Italian arts and letters since the Second World War.” Continue reading
Histoire d’eaux (Bernardo Bertolucci) – A whimsical, cross-cultural melding of east meets west romantic comedy presented in highly fractured (if unremarkable) ellipses that chronicle the couple’s chance encounter, marriage, extramarital temptation, and bizarre separation.
About Time 2 (Mike Figgis) – Multichannel split screening in the vein of Timecode, sometimes converging towards the encounter, other times intersecting temporal planes between childhood and adulthood, life and death. At each transection, the incompleteness of connection, the failure of intimacy, the painful awareness of intranscendable distance.
One Moment (Jirí Menzel) – Poetic, affectionate, lyrical, and elegy for actor Rudolf Hrusinsky composed of a wordless montage of slowed film footage spanning Hrusinsky’s entire career that embodies the human experience: toil, rest, education, romantic love, rejection, desire, aging, frailty. A recurring interstitial black screen with the words “ten minutes” becomes a constant reinforcement of transience, a career and life distilled to the precious few minutes of the film, a reflection of its brevity. Continue reading