The 1978 kidnapping and murder of Aldo Moro by the Red Brigades as seen by an outsider perspective, that of his family and political allies.Read More »
Marco Bellocchio – Esterno notte AKA Exterior Night (2022)Italy2021-2030Marco BellocchioPoliticsTV
Marco Bellocchio – Sbatti il mostro in prima pagina AKA Slap the Monster on Page One (1972)1971-1980DramaItalyMarco BellocchioPolitics
A populist right-wing tabloid newspaper tries to derail the official police investigation of a brutal murder of a young girl in order to help the fascist and right-wing candidates it supports in the upcoming elections.
Sbatti il mostro in prima pagina (Italian: “Slam the Monster on the Frontpage”) is a 1972 Italian drama film directed by Marco Bellocchio.Read More »
Marco Bellocchio – Marx può aspettare AKA Marx Can Wait (2021)2021-2030DocumentaryItalyMarco Bellocchio
“Marx can wait” was something Camillo Bellocchio said to his twin Marco the last time they met before the former died at a young age in the heated days of 1968. This documentary is dedicated to his memory.
A personal documentary centered around the suicide of the director’s twin brother, Camillo Bellocchio, in 1968.Read More »
Marco Bellocchio – L’uomo dal Fiore in Bocca AKA The Man with the Flower in His Mouth (1993)Marco Bellocchio1991-2000DramaItalyTV
“L’uomo dal Fiore in Bocca”, a single act by Luigi Pirandello staged for the first time in 1922, is one of the most intense plays by the great Nobel prize-winning playwright. It’s a dialogue at a coffee station between a man with a tumor and a dull and indifferent customer. The director of this difficult television adaptation of 1993 of the play by Pirandello is Marco Bellocchio, while the protagonist is Michele Placido, flanked by Antonino Bellomo.Read More »
Marco Bellocchio – Enrico IV (1984)1981-1990ItalyMarco BellocchioPolitics
The story begins at a medieval dressing party. A man, dressed as the King Enrico IV, falls from his horse and hits his head. This causes him serious lesions and gets insane, believing he is really the KingRead More »
Marco Bellocchio – Il Sogno della Farfalla AKA The Dream of the Butterfly (1994)Drama1991-2000ArthouseItalyMarco Bellocchio
The third and final collaboration between Marco Bellocchio and controversial pyschotherapist Massimo Faggioli following Il Diavolo in Corpo (1986) and La Condanna (1991). Despite being selected as an official entry in Cannes, some award nominations (which it won for its cinematography) and admiration in a few quarters, the film was condemned by the majoriry of critics who lamented Bellocchio’s talents being wasted by the pretentious Faggioli. Usually considered Bellocchio’s worst film, Il Sogno della Farfalla is undeniably well made and does contain some haunting imagery. Read More »
Marco Bellocchio – Vacanze in Val Trebbia (1980)1971-1980DocumentaryItalyMarco BellocchioTV
Documentary-fiction about the director and his family’s holiday in his homeland. The journey is a means to confront the past, memories, one’s own origins, but it is also the radiography of an era.
A semi-unknown masterpiece by Marco BellocchioRead More »
Marco Bellocchio – Gli occhi, la bocca AKA The Eyes, The Mouth (1982)1981-1990DramaItalyMarco Bellocchio
Burned-out, over-the-hill actor Giovanni returns to Bologna for the funeral of his twin, Pippo, a wealthy suicide unlucky in love. The family tells Pippo’s mother it was an accident, but there’s a problem: Vanda, Pippo’s one-time fiancée, won’t grieve and refuses to come to the funeral. At a family dinner, Vanda talks about the note Peppo left. Again the family tries to keep mom in the dark. They assign Giovanni to persuade Vanda to keep up appearances. He sees her unhappy relationship with her father, who suspects her of sleeping with a doctor. Why she sees the doctor, how Giovanni and she deal with their mutual attraction, and his rebirth become the film’s focus.Read More »
Carlos Benpar – Cineastes contra magnats AKA Filmmakers vs. Tycoons (2005)2001-2010Carlos BenparDocumentarySpain
This is the first of a series of two documentaries concerning the way the cinema industry is not respecting the author works as they were conceived, in the many ways this can be done. This first documentary is dedicated to technical ways that industry implements thinking to be an improvement to make better public oriented movies, but what’s really happening is that these works are being sadly manipulated.Read More »