Sunday, July 25, 2021

Drama

Italian drama movies

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Princesa

Fernanda (Ingrid de Souza) is a transgendered youth who was born and raised in a small town in Brazil; though born a male, Fernanda chooses to live life as a woman, and has pulled up stakes to move to...
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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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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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Dillinger Is Dead – Dillinger è morto

Dillinger Is Dead (Italian: Dillinger è morto) is a 1969 Italian drama directed by Marco Ferreri. It stars Michel Piccoli, Anita Pallenberg and Annie Girardot. The story is a darkly satiric blend of fantasy and reality. It follows a...
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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...
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The Sicilian Girl – La siciliana ribelle

The Sicilian Girl is a 2008 Italian film directed by Marco Amenta. The film is inspired by the story of Rita Atria, a key witness in a major Mafia investigation in Sicily. Beginning in 1985 in Balata, Sicily, the eleven-year-old...
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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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Steam – The Turkish Bath / Hamam – Il bagno turco

The Turkish Bath is a 1997 Italian-Turkish-Spanish film directed by Ferzan Özpetek about the powerful transformations certain places can cause in people. Plot Francesco (Alessandro Gassman) and Marta (Francesca d'Aloja) are an uptight Italian couple running a small design firm. Their...
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The Best Of Youth – La meglio gioventù

A MUST-SEE! 368 minutes of Italian TV miniseries--yes, that is indeed six hours' worth--comes unspooling in The Best of Youth, a stirring and beautiful experience.
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L’eclisse

L'Eclisse (English: Eclipse) is a 1962 Italian drama film written and directed by Michelangelo Antonioni and starring Alain Delon and Monica Vitti. Filmed on location in Rome and Verona, L'Eclisse is about a young woman who breaks up with...

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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Variety Lights – Luci del varietà

Variety Lights (Italian: Luci del varietà) is a 1950 Italian romantic drama film produced and directed by Federico Fellini and Alberto Lattuada and starring Peppino De Filippo, Carla Del Poggio, and Giulietta Masina. The film is about a beautiful...
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His Secret Life – Le fate ignoranti

His Secret Life is a 2001 Italian drama film directed by Turkish-Italian film director Ferzan Özpetek. Plot When Antonia's husband Massimo is killed in a car accident, she accidentally discovers that he has been having a same-sex affair with a produce...
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Terraferma

Terraferma (English: Dry Land) is a 2011 Italian drama film directed by Emanuele Crialese. The film premiered at the 68th Venice International Film Festival. The film was selected as the Italian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at...
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Vincere

Vincere (in English, 'To Win') is a film that is based on the life of the first wife of Benito Mussolini. It stars Giovanna Mezzogiorno as Ida Dalser and Filippo Timi as Benito Mussolini. It was filmed under 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...
Happy As Lazzaro

Happy As Lazzaro

This is the tale of a meeting between Lazzaro, a young peasant so good that he is often mistaken for simple-minded, and Tancredi, a young nobleman cursed by his imagination.
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The Secret of Santa Vittoria

The Secret of Santa Vittoria is a 1969 film produced by Metro Goldwyn Mayer, and distributed by United Artists. It was produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and co-produced by George Glass from a screenplay by Ben Maddow and...
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Facing Windows – La finestra di fronte

Facing Windows (Italian: La finestra di fronte) is a 2003 Italian movie directed by Ferzan Özpetek. Plot Giovanna (played by Giovanna Mezzogiorno) and her husband Filippo (Filippo Nigro) have settled into life. They both have jobs that make them unhappy. She...
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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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