This short film is made up of sequences excluded from Aprile (1998) was founded on Aprile DVD9. Read More »
From: Cinema On Cinema: Self-reflexive Memories in Recent Italian History Films, by Tiziana Ferrero-Regis
Nanni Moretti’s documentary, La cosa (The Thing, 1990), represents the painful transformation of the PCI (Italian Communist Party) through the voices of the party’s members who met throughout Italy to discuss the changes proposed by the PCI’s leadership. From the confronting debates depicted in La cosa, the re-evocation of the history of the Italian Left and of its founding principles emerge as a background, creating a nostalgic longing for a style of politics that had disappeared in Italy. Read More »
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 »
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. Read More »
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. Read More »
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? Read More »