Red Desert – Deserto Rosso

Michelangelo Antonioni's 1960s panoramas of contemporary alienation were decade-defining artistic events, and RED DESERT, his first color film, remains one of his greatest. This provocative look at the spiritual desolation of the technological age--about a disaffected woman, brilliantly portrayed...

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...

Brother Sun Sister Moon

Brother Sun, Sister Moon (Italian: Fratello Sole, Sorella Luna) is a 1972 film directed by Franco Zeffirelli and starring Graham Faulkner and Judi Bowker. The film is a biopic of Saint Francis of Assisi.   Plot   Francesco is the beloved son of...

Padre Pio: Between Heaven and Earth

Based on the historical records and the personal testimony of his fellow friars, this is the amazing true story of the life of the famous stigmatic monk, St. Padre Pio, a contemporary saint who died in 1968. Blessed with...

Saint Anthony

The first major feature length drama on the life of St. Anthony of Padua, one of the most popular saints in Christian history. Made in Italy with top-notch acting talent, and superb cinematography, this is an outstanding film on...

Case of Conscience: Series 1

One of our favorite shows. A must-see! Rocco Tasca is a hot-shot lawyer for a firm that's made a fortune advancing the interests of corporate clients.... and he's losing his soul. When he looks into the eyes of a bereaved...

The Octopus: The Classic Italian Mafia Thriller

First broadcast in Italy in 1984, The Octopus (La Piovra) is an international blockbuster, running 18 years and producing nine follow-up series. The title of this classic Mafia thriller says it all, evoking the image of a secret criminal...

Short Skin – I Dolori Del Giovane Edo

Welcome to American Pie-Italian style! Edoardo is a 17 year old virgin. This summer, he and his best friend vow to lose their virginity. There's one problem, though. Edoardo is suffering from a condition called phimosis -a painful condition...

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...

Detective De Luca – Il Commissario De Luca

Inspector de Luca or Detective De Luca (Italian: Il commissario De Luca) is an Italian television series produced and broadcast by RAI, based on the De Luca trilogy (1990-1996) of detective novels by Carlo Lucarelli. USA (DVD box title):...

Fog and Crimes – Nebbie e Delitti

Inspired by the best-selling crime novels by Valerio Varesi, Fog and Crimes features Chief of Police Franco Soneri (Luca Barbareschi), a man who’s not satisfied at simply identifying a culprit. As he and his team solve each case, they...

Inspector Nardone – Il Commissario Nardone

Inspector Nardone (Italian:Il commissario Nardone) was an Italian television miniseries. A crime series, it is based on the real-life figure Mario Nardone, a police officer who operated in 1950s Milan. It aired in twelve episodes on the Italian channel...

The Young Montalbano – Il giovane Montalbano

The Young Montalbano (Italian: Il giovane Montalbano) is an Italian television series produced and broadcast by Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI) in 2012 and 2015. It is a prequel to the popular series Inspector Montalbano (Italian: Il commissario Montalbano), based on...

Don Matteo: The series on DVD with English subtitles

Don Matteo is an Italian television series that has been airing since 2000 on the premier channel of Italian national television, Rai 1. Protagonist of the series is Father Matteo (portrayed by Terence Hill), a Catholic priest in a...

PBS – Brava Italia: The Proud Tradition – A Tour of Italy and Its...

BRAVA ITALIA "The Proud Tradition" takes a lingering look at how Italians connect with the world around them, in the present and in the past. Director/producer/screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola reminisces about family members several generations back who once roamed...

Zampogna: The Soul of Southern Italy

Zampogna: The Soul of Southern Italy. A feature length documentary film about Southern Italian culture told through its indigenous folk music. The film focuses on how these traditions are dealing with the rapid changes in local economy and the...