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Anotherworld – Altromondo

Director Fabiomassimo Lozzi presents a gripping drama about the current state of Italy's gay culture by weaving together a tapestry of intimate monologues. Conceived as a vision of Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven, this experimental narrative touches on the joys, heartaches,...
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Dear Diary – Caro diario

Dear Diary is a semi-autobiographical film in the style of a documentary directed by Nanni Moretti in 1993. Moretti also played the central character. The film consists of three chapters (capitoli): On my Vespa The first episode follows the director/protagonist riding a...
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La Strada

Federico Fellini had been making films for a few years, but with the 1954 release of La strada, the Italian director set himself on his way to becoming one of international cinema's household names. A delicate, immensely moving tale...
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Sophia Loren: Award Collection (Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow / Marriage Italian Style / Sunflower...

The Sophia Loren Award Collection features the screen legend's most beloved films. DISC 1: YESTERDAY, TODAY & TOMORROW: Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni team up for a trio of stories about sex in this Academy Award winning comedy. In...
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Trilogy of Life (The Decameron, The Canterbury Tales, Arabian Nights)

In the early 1970s, the great Italian poet, philosopher, and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini (Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom) brought to the screen a trio of masterpieces of premodern world literature—Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron, Geoffrey Chaucer’s The...
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Life Is Beautiful – La vita è bella

Life Is Beautiful (Italian: La vita è bella) is a 1997 Italian tragicomic comedy-drama film directed by and starring Roberto Benigni. Benigni plays Guido Orefice, a Jewish Italian book shop owner, who must employ his fertile imagination to shield...
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Il Sorpasso

The ultimate Italian road comedy, Il sorpasso stars the unlikely pair of Vittorio Gassman (Big Deal on Madonna Street) and Jean-Louis Trintignant (Z) as, respectively, a waggish, free-wheeling bachelor and the bookish law student he takes on a madcap...
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The Leopard – Il gattopardo

An epic on the grandest scale, Luchino Visconti’s The Leopard (Il gattopardo) re-creates, with nostalgia, drama, and opulence, the tumultuous years of Italy’s Risorgimento, when the aristocracy lost its grip and the middle classes rose and formed a unified,...
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Christ Stopped at Eboli – Cristo si è fermato a Eboli

In CHRIST STOPPED AT EBOLI, director Francesco Rosi’s stunning adaptation of Carlo Levi’s novel, Gian Maria Volontè stars as Levi, one of many intellectuals exiled by the Fascist government during World War II. Banished to Gagliano, an ancient mountain...
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Under the Tuscan Sun

Not exactly an Italian movie but we appreciate the beautiful settings and cinematography. An extraordinary romantic comedy starring Academy Award(R) nominee Diane Lane. Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book, UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN follows San Francisco writer...
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Garden of the Finzi Continis – Il giardino dei Finzi Contini

Set in northern Italy's Ferrara community at the outbreak of World War II, this classic film by Vittorio De Sica concerns an old, aristocratic Jewish family, the Finzi-Continis, who maintain their isolated, idyllic ways within the stone walls of...
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Mid-August Lunch – Pranzo di Ferragosto

The charismatic Gianni Di Gregorio (co-writer of the smash hit Gomorrah), stars in his directorial debut - an utterly charming tale of great food, feisty ladies and unlikely friendships during a very Roman holiday. Broke, and armed with only...
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Divorce Italian Style – Divorzio all’italiana

Baron Ferdinando Cefalù (Marcello Mastroianni) longs to marry his nubile cousin Angela, but one obstacle stands in his way: his fatuous and fawning wife, Rosalia. His solution? Since divorce is illegal, he will devise a scenario wherein he can...
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My Brother Is an Only Child – Mio fratello è figlio unico

Through the 1960s and 1970s, a pair of brothers (Elio Germano and Riccardo Scamarcio) battle over love and ideas in this Italian drama. The movie also stars Angela Finocchiaro and Luca Zingaretti. Plot Accio (Elio Germano) and Manrico (Riccardo Scamarcio) are...
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Bread and Tulips – Pane e tulipani

Rosalba's life is about to change. When the busy housewife (Licia Maglietta) is accidentally left behind while on vacation with her family, she decides to take a holiday on her own in ravishing Venice. Charmed by the city and...
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Ciao, Professore!

From Academy Award(R)-nominated director Lina Wertmuller (Best Director -- SEVEN BEAUTIES; SWEPT AWAY) comes this spirited comedy hailed by critics coast-to-coast for its vitality and raunchy good humor. CIAO, PROFESSORE! is the story of an upper-class teacher from conservative...
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A Fistful of Dollars – Per un pugno di dollari

Clint Eastwood's legendary "Man With No Name" makes his powerful debut in this thrilling, action-packed "new breed of western" (Motion Picture Herald) from the acclaimed director of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and For a Few Dollars...
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I’m Not Scared – Io non ho paura

I'm Not Scared (Italian: Io non ho paura) is a 2003 film directed by Gabriele Salvatores. Francesa Marciano and Niccolò Ammaniti wrote the script, basing it on Niccolò Ammaniti's successful 2001 Italian novel with the same name. The story...
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Cinema Paradiso

Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film, Cinema Paradiso is the beautiful, enchanting story of a young boy’s lifelong love affair with the movies. Set in an Italian village, Salvatore finds himself enchanted by the flickering images at...
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The Son’s Room – La stanza del figlio

The Son's Room (Italian: La stanza del figlio) is a 2001 Italian film directed, written, produced by and starring Nanni Moretti. It depicts the psychological effects on a family and their life after the death of their son. It...

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