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Ego (Bruno Bozzetto, 1969)
The erotic dreams of a routine-oriented bourgeois. ... Nastro d'argento. Venice 1970; Second Award, Barcelona 1970 ... Read more

EMPTY NEST (Daniel Burman, 2008)
“There's something of late period Woody Allen about Empty Nest's combination of tricksy plot structure, writerly self-consciousness and intelligent romantic comedy with a bitter edge.” - Screen I… Read more

ENTER THE VOID (Gaspar Noé, 2009)
“A wild, hallucinatory mindfuck for adults… defies cinema convention in every way.” - Screen International ... Gaspar Noé (Irreversible) continues his standing as one of cinema's most div… Read more

ERNESTO (Salvatore Samperi, 1979)
'A part of Italy, Trieste, under the Austro-Hungarian Empire in pre-World War I days serves as a classic backdrop for this tale of a handsome young man's initiation to life, sex and class ways of the… Read more

A compilation of trends movements and fashions across Europe (including ads by Fellini and Zeffirelli). ... Read more

Every Man's Death (Leandro Castellani, 1967)
A film attacking violence, war and all forms of useless destruction. ... Read more

EX-DRUMMER (Koen Mortier, 2007)
Grubby, violent and propulsively energetic, Ex Drummer is blacker than Trainspotting and bleaker than L'Enfant (The Child). A gang of Flemish lowlifes are in a wannabe rock band. One of them has a l… Read more

Experience of Cubism (Lux Studios, )
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Fabrizio Plessi (Felice Pesoli, 1986)
First issue of the video magazine devoted to Bip Bip video art. A monography of the most important Italian video artist and a unique document on the poetics of video and water. ... Read more

Fantabiblical (Guido Manuli, 1977)
An animated science fiction film based' ... on biblical stories. ... Read more

FASCISTA (Nico Naldini, 1974)
Edited from newsreels made during Mussolini's reign by the Italian State film instrumentality, Giornale Luce, the Fascista covers the period from 24 October 1922 (a Fascist rally in Naples at which p… Read more

FEW DAYS IN SEPTEMBER, A (Santiago Amigorena, )
“[Juliet] Binoche is charmingly convincing as a sophisticated French female James Bond who speaks several languages, is handy with an automatic and has kept a pet turtle longer than she keeps her m… Read more

FISTS IN THE POCKET (Marco Bellocchio, 1965)
... ... The French Nouvelle vague inaugurated a string of 'new cinema' movements throughout the 1960s in countries including Brazil, Canada and Poland. Marco Bellochio's Fists in the Pocket exhibits … Read more

FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE (Sergio Leone, 1965)
A major artistic advance on A Fistful Of Dollars, and boasting a larger budget, the middle sec­tion of the Dollars trilogy depicts Eastwood as the nameless professional bounty hunter who forms a … Read more

FRIDAY OR ANOTHER DAY (Yvan Le Moine, 2005)
Based on Michel Tournier's novel Vendredi ou le limbes du Pacifique (a reworking of Robinson Crusoe), Friday or Another Day charts the course of the relationship between a proud thespian and a sardon… Read more

FRIENDS FOR LIFE (Franco Rossi, 1956)
Amici Per La Pelle is a film of great compassion. Franco Rossi has the advantage of using a story that never strikes for dramatic twists or the eccentric character. It is a story that springs from th… Read more

FUNNY GAMES (Michael Haneke, 2007)
“Of course this film is a provocation. It is meant as a provocation.” - filmmaker Michael Haneke ... In this shot-for-shot remake of his own 1997 feature, Michael Haneke (Hidden, MIFF 05) doesn't… Read more

GABRIELLE (Patrice Chéreau, 2005)
“Outbursts of honesty and extremes of secrecy, moments of doubt and founded or unfounded joy… it's all there.” - Venice Film Festival Envied for their success, the master and mistress of t… Read more

GENERAL DELLA ROVERE (Roberto Rossellini, 1959)
In 1959, General Della Rovere received the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Festival and the O.I.C.C. Award; thus, it is the first significant film to be made in many years by the noted director of Op… Read more

GERMANY YEAR ZERO (Roberto Rossellini, 1948)
The story of a small boy, Edmund, and his struggle for existence amidst the desolate ruins of Berlin. Edmund has to compete with those who are older and more experienced in the fight for survival. He… Read more

Ghost Sonata (B. Geduldig, Tuxedo Moon, 1983)
From the homonymous Ibsen drama this version features Winston Tong. With almost no dialogue, the structure of this tape concentrates mainly on emotions, movements and music. ... Read more

GIOTTO (Antonio Moretti, 1973)
This study of Giotto, the most important Italian painter of the 13th century, presents the most important stages in the life of the itinerant artist, against the background of the social, cultural an… Read more

Glacial Tango (Mario Martone, 1983)
First television experience and exposure of the post-modern theatre group Falso Movimento. Dancers jump from one New York rooftop to another and eat in non-existent kitchens. ... Read more

GOMORRAH (Matteo Garrone, 2008)
Winner of the Grand Prix at this year's Cannes Film Festival. ... A sprawling and intensely involving memoir of contemporary life under the shadow of the mafia, Gomorrah is based on a best-selling bo… Read more

Goya (Horrors of War) (Luciano Emmer, 1950)
In 1808, Spain was "peacefully" invaded by Napoleon's armies and received her first taste ai totalitarian government. The Spaniards rebelled and were plunged into a long, bloody, cruel war. Francisco… Read more

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