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Il Tetto – The Roof (Vittorio De Sica – 1956)

Five years after his masterpiece, Miracolo a Milano – Miracle in Milan (1951), director Vittorio De Sica with screenwriter Cesare Zavattini, return to a familiar neorealist theme – social troubles of a young couple, played by u...

Italian Cinema Audiences – Real Stories by Real People

In this post, I am not going to discuss a particular film but share with you a very special project I came across the other day. I’d like to give the discovery credit to my favorite Twitter hashtags – we all have our own ...
Sant’Eustachio Il Caffè (Rome – 1938)

il camino della esperanza
il camino della esperanza
il camino della esperanza

Il cammino della speranza – The Path of Hope (Pietro Germi – 1950)

Right from the opening scene where you see the village women all veiled in black waiting patiently outside the mine for their husbands who refuse to come up to avoid the mine closing – you see direct similarities with another N...

I Quattro Tassisti – The Four Taxi Drivers (Giorgio Bianchi – 1963)

With 2015 coming upon us, I figured there is nothing like rewinding the clock back to this 1963 quaint cinematic gem to usher the New Year. Once upon a time there were 4 taxi drivers…This charming film brings four short films &...
cafe Pellicola Live

Watch our 11/23/14 cafe Pellicola Live interview with filmmaker Luca Vullo

We hosted live conversation (in English) with Luca Vullo, a versatile filmmaker that has made several documentaries, short films, music videos and commercials, winners of prizes on international festivals. Luca shared insights ...