Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Drama

Italian drama movies

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Pier Paolo Pasolini Collection, Vol. 1 (Oedipus Rex / Porcile / Love Meetings)

Oedipus Rex A son is born to a young couple in pre-war Italy. The father, motivated by jealousy, takes the baby into the desert to be abandoned, at which point the film’s setting changes to the ancient world. The child...
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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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Giovanni Falcone: The Judge / Borsellino: The 57 Days

This is the real-life story of one of Sicilys bravest sons standing up to the Mafia, wielding the law to break the back of organized crime. Giovanni Falcone was the judge who unmasked the Mafia during the 1980s and...
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Nights of Cabiria – Le notti di Cabiria

A happy, laughing Cabiria (Giulietta Masina) is standing on a river bank with her current boyfriend and live-in lover, Giorgio (Franco Fabrizi). Suddenly he pushes her into the river and steals her purse which is full of money. She...

Fire at Sea

The first documentary to ever win the top award at the Berlin International Film Festival, Fire at Sea takes place in Lampedusa, a once peaceful Mediterranean island that has become a major entry point for African refugees into Europe.
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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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Umberto D.

Shot on location with a cast of nonprofessional actors, Vittorio De Sica’s neorealist masterpiece follows Umberto D., an elderly pensioner, as he struggles to make ends meet during Italy’s postwar economic boom. Alone except for his dog, Flike, Umberto...
My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend

When the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco, a now elderly woman immersed in a house full of books, turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their friendship.
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Romeo & Juliet

Romeo and Juliet is a 1968 British-Italian romance film based on the tragic play of the same name (1591–95) by William Shakespeare. The film was directed and co-written by Franco Zeffirelli, and stars Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey. It won...

Call Me By Your Name

It's the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy and Elio Perlman (Timothee Chalamet) a precocious 17-year-old young man spends his days in his family's 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music reading and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel).
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L’avventura

L'Avventura (English: The Adventure) is a 1960 Italian film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni and starring Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti, and Lea Massari. Developed from a story by Antonioni, the film is about a young woman's disappearance during a Mediterranean...
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Salvatore Giuliano

Salvatore Giuliano is a 1962 Italian film directed by Francesco Rosi. Shot in a neo-realist documentary, non-linear style, it follows the lives of those involved with the famous Sicilian bandit, Salvatore Giuliano. Giuliano is mostly off-screen during the film...
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Medea: Maria Callas and Pier Paolo Pasolini

Medea is a film by Pier Paolo Pasolini based on the plot of Euripides' Medea. Filmed in Göreme Open Air Museum's early Christian churches, it stars opera singer Maria Callas in her only film role. She does not sing...
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Purple Sea – Viola di mare

Purple Sea (Italian: Viola di mare, also known as The Sea Purple) is a 2009 Italian romance drama film directed by Donatella Maiorca. It is based on the non-fiction novel Minchia di re written by Giacomo Pilati. The film...
Inspector Montalbano Complete 1-9

Inspector Montalbano Complete 1-9

Featuring all 34 of the gripping, compelling and thoroughly enjoyable films based on the bestselling novels of Andrea Camilleri, starring Luca Zingaretti in the title role as the Sicilian detective operating within Italy's precarious justice system.
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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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The Dinner

Based on the New York Times bestselling novel, The Dinner turns an ordinary meal among family into a taut morality play as the limits of polite society are tested and two brothers discover just how little they know about...

A Ciambra

Steeped in the complex social fabric of Southern Italy—where Italians, Romani, and African migrants coexist in uneasy tension—A Ciambra is a bracing plunge into a world in which growing up fast is a matter of survival.
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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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And the Ship Sails On – E la nave va

In Fellini's quirky, imaginative fable, a motley crew of European aristocrats (and a lovesick rhinoceros!) board a luxurious ocean liner on the eve of World War I to scatter the ashes of a beloved diva. Fabricated entirely in Rome's...

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