Tag Archives: Italian

Nanni Moretti – Mia madre AKA My Mother (2015)

Margherita, a director in the middle of an existential crisis, has to deal with the inevitable and still unacceptable loss of her mother. Read More »

Matteo Garrone – Gomorra (2008)

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Everyone is, alas, familiar with the Mafia. Tony Montana, Al Capone, the Sopranos, the Italian gang of Scorcese, Pacino, and de Niro have made Godfathers as real as our own. The Japanese Yakuza we have also vaguely heard about. Same with the Chinese triads or the Russian mafia. Far more secretive as organized crime goes is the murderous Napolitan Camorra. Read More »

Giovanni Fago – O’Cangaçeiro AKA The Magnificent Bandits (1970)

IMDB:
Espidito, survives the massacre of his entire village. A hermit helps him believing he is a Jesus like figure. As “Redeemer” Espidito goes out to help the poor turning to guns and his own rebel band. The discovery of oil twists everything.
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Luigi Di Gianni – Il tempo dell’inizio (1974)

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Distributed by L’Italnoleggio Cinematografico, with Sven Lasta, Rada Rassimov, Claudio Volonte, Jean Martin, Milena Vucotic
Presented at the Venice Biennale 1974.
Segnalazione ufficiale della Critica Cinematografica (SNCCI)
Winner of the Nastro d’Argento 1975.
Presented at the Festival du Jeune Cinéma de Toulon 1975.
Presented at the Festival of New Delhi 1976.
Presented at the Italian Film Festival in London (British Film Institute) 1976.
Invited to the Festival of Valladolid 1975. Read More »

Renato Polselli – Rivelazioni Di Uno Psichiatra Sul Mondo Perverso Del Sesso AKA Revelations of a Psychiatrist in a World of Perverse Sex (1973)

IMDB
Very rare XXX mondo-style film in which a psychiatrist explains to his students several stories of sexual deviants. Each vignette begins with the doctor citing a fact-based newspaper/magazine story of abhorrent sexual behavior. Read More »

Vittorio De Sica – La porta del cielo (1945)

SYNOPSIS
During War World II, Vittorio De Sica was approached by Goebbels to help relaunch the Italian film industry under the auspices of Musolini’s puppet regime. In order to escape collaboration with the Nazis, De Sica quickly invented the project “La porta del cielo” a film about religious miracles funded by the Vatican. Appalled by their plight during the German occupation of Rome, De Sica cast many Jews in the film to spare them from Nazi persecution, extending the shoot until the American allies arrived in the capital. Read More »

Dino Risi – Il viale della speranza (1953)

Synopsis:
Here is Dino Risi’s second feature film as a director. A film centered around the infatuation with the film industry at the time, and the story of three young women trying to find love and stardom in Cinecitta. Marcello Mastroianni is a cameraman and love interest on the lot. Read More »