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Cinematography (feature film)
An unscrupulous real estate agent puts his failing business in his youngest son's name.
Draws upon the boyhood memories of filmmaker Pupi Avati when he was a teenager spying on the customers of a bar from his window in the 1950s.
Bologna 1938. Michele Casali has a serious problem. His teenage daughter, Giovanna, has just killed her best friend in a jealous frenzy. The girl is declared to be incompetent and is committed to a psychiatric hospital. While inside, she spends her time in almost total isolation. The only person who
December 22, 1957: during a dreadful snowstorm, an isolated mansion in a small Iowa town is upset by a terribile crime. Fifty-five years later, in the same house which has remained shut for half a century, a woman of Italian descent decides to open up a restaurant. She has just left the psychiatric
Three sisters, feeling sorry for their lonely father, set out to find him a companion.
Italy, September 8, 1943: Mussolini is under arrest and Italy's official surrender to the Allies is declared. Three weary years of bombings, hunger, death and despair come to an end. The country, after being led into a disastrous war by its fascist leaders, joins forces with the Allies, against Hitl
Giordano gets a chance to relive his adolescent infatuation with his sister-in-law Lilliana, when she returns to the family estate in the South as a war-widow. Greatly pushed by both the poverty of the immediate post-war period and her sly son Nino, who harbours expensive filmmaking dreams, she acce
Nello Balocchi, a thirty-five-year-old teacher of Greek and Latin, is invited to Bologna by his father, the owner of the Papal tailor's shop in Rome. His father hopes Nello will find a soulmate in Bolgna and thus produce an heir for the business. Nello stays in a guesthouse run by Arabella, a wise w
In 1272, Crusader knight Simon de Clarendon journeys to Tunisia to see King Louis IX about a lost relic. But the king dies before Simon can arrive. Left to complete his Crusade alone, Simon and his small band of knights travel to the Holy Land on a mission to recover the Holy Shroud, the cloth in wh
The story of Enzo Tortora, a popular Italian television host who was wrongly arrested, imprisoned and put on trial in 1983, until an appeals court declared him innocent three years later.
Six stories describe how various young people first encountered sex and/or love. One is a bored shop assistant who gives in to her sleazy boss; another is a shy boy seduced by his older brother's girlfriend.
Angelo, an Italian immigrant who returns to Italy after fifteen years in the U.S., is roped into acting as best man at an old friend's wedding. At the festivities he realizes that the bride, Francesca, is unhappy at the impending betrothal because she has been forced into the marriage, and she now v
Five stories that focus on how Naples' famed gold has turned to dirt without diminishing the Neapolitan's warmhearted humanity. A young aristocrat plays a card game with very high stakes; penniless newlyweds have surprises for each other; lustful Argentinian tourists visit Pompeii; an actor borrows
Roberto has a new job as the teacher at a nursery school. The first child he meets is Gianluigi, who's mute. Roberto is spirited, bringing a TV into class, then a donkey. He takes children on an unscheduled field trip to their fathers' plant. He dates Isabella, the mother of one of his students, and soon she's pregnant. He's moody about it, so Isabella leaves for her family's abandoned movie theater in Sardinia, but not before Roberto is briefly arrested and questioned about past radical activity. He takes ten children, including Gianluigi, to Sardinia for the baby's birth, and there, surrounded by the sea, the mother of us all, he and Gianluigi play out their surprising bond.
An adaptation of a Eduardo DeFilippo's '60s play which transposes the narrative from Naples to a Midwestern city in 1950s America, chronicling the final days of a neighborhood godfather.
A man who had joined the clergy because of his inability to succeed in any endeavor leaves behind an enduring legacy.
A young man returns to his small hometown following the death of his estranged father.
Set in the 1920s, the story of the career and short life of the late jazz cornetist Bix Beiderbecke, who died at the age of 28 from alcohol poisoning.
Two families join together for an elaborate luncheon to celebrate the engagement of a wealthy boy and an impoverished girl in 1936 Italy.
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