Tag Archives: Vittorio De Seta

Vittorio De Seta – Surfarara AKA Solfatara (1955)

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Harshness and beauty exist side by side in this look at the lives of sulfur mine workers and their families in southern Italy. Read More »

Vittorio De Seta – Un giorno in Barbagia AKA A Day in Barbagia (1958)

From sunrise to sunset, Vittorio De Seta chronicles the lives of Sardinian women who look after both home and fields while their shepherd husbands are away tending their flocks. Read More »

Vittorio De Seta – Isole di fuoco AKA Islands of Fire (1955)

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This prize-winning short is a poetic portrait of life on the coast of Sicily before, during, and following a volcanic eruption. Read More »

Vittorio De Seta – Pastori di Orgosolo AKA Orgosolo’s Shepherds (1958)

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The striking landscapes of rural Sardinia provide the backdrop to this lyrical look at the hardscrabble lives of the region’s shepherds in winter. Read More »

Vittorio De Seta – I dimenticati AKA The Forgotten (1959)

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Vittorio De Seta travels to a remote province in southern Italy to capture a unique celebration known as the “Feast of Silver.” Read More »

Vittorio De Seta – Pescherecci AKA Fishing Boats (1958)

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The unpredictable nature of the sea governs the world of Sicilian fishermen as they work, rest, and seek refuge from a storm. Read More »

Vittorio De Seta – Contadini del mare AKA Sea Countrymen (1955)

The rhythms of the sea set the tempo for this vivid account of a day in the lives of Sicilian fishermen. Read More »