Tag Archives: Italian

Marco Ferreri – Break up AKA The Man with the Balloons (Uncut) (1965)

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An industry that manufactures chocolates, is obsessed to the limit, to scientifically verify the exact spot where the balloons burst when they swell, but fails in its attempts, because they always end up breaking balloons, putting nerves increasingly enervated and reaching complete neurosis, while his great woman, just married, waiting on the bed, something more to him than his passion for inflating balloons. Read More »

Federico Fellini – La strada [+Commentary] (1954)

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There has never been a face quite like that of Giulietta Masina. Her husband, the legendary Federico Fellini, directs her as Gelsomina in La strada, the film that launched them both to international stardom. Gelsomina is sold by her mother into the employ of Zampanò (Anthony Quinn), a brutal strongman in a traveling circus. When Zampanò encounters an old rival in highwire artist the Fool (Richard Basehart), his fury is provoked to its breaking point. With La strada, Fellini left behind the familiar signposts of Italian neorealism for a poetic fable of love and cruelty, evoking brilliant performances and winning the hearts of audiences and critics worldwide. The Criterion Collection is proud to present La strada, winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 1956. Read More »

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 »

Daniele Luchetti – Lacci AKA The Ties (2020)

The Ties (Italian: Lacci) is a 2020 Italian romantic drama film directed by Daniele Luchetti, based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Domenico Starnone.
In early 1980s Naples, the marriage of a loving couple is threatened by a potential affair between the husband and a younger woman.

The picture will have its world premiere on 2 September 2020 at the 77th Venice International Film Festival, out of competition. 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 »

Achille Mauri – Carie (2020)

The perception of a place, the idea we create of it and the emotions it arouses in us are closely linked to the type of interaction between different aspects. Carie is the discovery of a new dimension of climbing, but at the same time an excuse to stop and reflect on what it means to maintain a balance between safeguarding the environment and human development, creating a multiparty discussion on the matter. It is a journey that began in one way and was transformed during the course of the project, one piece at a time, thanks to a succession of encounters during the search for possible climbing routes in the marble quarries of the Apuan Alps. Read More »