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Luciano Emmer – Parole dipinte. Il cinema sull’arte di Luciano Emmer [+Extras] (1946-1966; 2000-2009)

The art film by Luciano Emmer: the camera explores the figurative worlds of Giotto, Bosch, Carpaccio, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Picasso. First edition on DVD of a valuable asset for art history and Italian cinema.
This two-DVD boxset presents, collected for the first time, a wide selection of art films made by Luciano Emmer (1918-2009). Emmer, screenwriter and director, is the author of films that told with delicacy and humor about Italy in the Fifties (Domenica d’agosto, Terza liceo) and one of the inventors of TV commercials; especially personal and meaningful is his work on art documentaries, awarded all over the world. Read More »

Peter Schreiner – Lampedusa (2016)

Synopsis
As the most southern island off the coast of Italy, Lampedusa is relatively close to Africa. This is where Zakaria got stranded – a Somali journalist who fled his country because of the war. He escaped that, but on Lampedusa he wrestles with fears and existential questions. Here he meets Giulia, an ageing woman facing a personal crisis on the same island. Together and separately, they try to get a grip on life. Read More »

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)

Quote:
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 »