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Films From Italy

The erotic dreams of a routine-oriented bourgeois. ... Nastro d'argento. Venice 1970; Second Award, Barcelona 1970 ... Read more
“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 International ... From one of Latin America's most celebrated filmmakers, Daniel Burman (Every ... Read more
“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 divisive filmmakers with what he refers to as a ‘psychedelic melodrama'. ... Drug dealer Oscar ... Read more
'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 times. Title character comes from a Jewish family. His mother had been abandoned by his Christian ... Read more
A compilation of trends movements and fashions across Europe (including ads by Fellini and Zeffirelli). ... Read more
A film attacking violence, war and all forms of useless destruction. ... Read more
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 lisp, one is deaf, the other has a bung arm - and they're in desperate need of a drummer. They find ... Read more
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
An animated science fiction film based' ... on biblical stories. ... Read more
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 plans were made for the march on Rome) to the 10th June 1940, when Italy declared war on the Allies ... Read more
“[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 men.” - Hollywood Reporter A secret service agent finds herself attempting to reunite one of her ... Read more
... ... 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 many of the distinguishing marks of the Italian 'new cinema' of this period: uninhibited zoom shots ... Read more
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 highly competitive and duplicitous alliance with Colonel Mortimer (Lee Van Cleef), an enigmatic ... Read more
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 sardonic islander. From an initial position of colonialism-in-miniature, their friendship matures to ... Read more
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 the neo-realist traditions of De Sica and Blasetti: but Rossi brings to it an intimacy that is a ... Read more
“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 water down the sadism for this English-language revamp of Funny Games, starring Naomi Watts, Tim ... Read more
“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 the house revel in the delight of their guests. Dinner parties, long evenings, conversation, good ... Read more
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 Open City. ... The story belongs to the time of the German occupation of Northern Italy. Bertone, a ... Read more
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 lacks any firm standards and seeks a guide to conduct in the words and actions of others. Despite ... Read more
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
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 and artistic environment of the period. The film examines the technique of fresco painting, and ... Read more
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
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 book of the same name by Roberto Saviano, who as a result of publishing the manuscript is currently ... Read more
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 de Goya, the great Spanish painter, recorded the transition from peace to rebellion in a series of ... Read more
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