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From Cinemasud San Diego: Tornando a casa – Returning home (Vincenzo Marra 2001)

Sunday October 13, 2007 Cinemasud continues its path. It’s late, I have to hurry. They won’t wait for me. I push my lazy legs pedaling as fast as I can. I finally arrive after 10 infinite panting minutes. I am breathless, but a...

Cinemasud – The First Italian Film Festival in San Diego

Cinemasud is now performing at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park, San Diego. A bit about the festival and its goals (description is from the Italian Cinema Sud site). Cinema Sud, starting its worldwide tour with th...
Danesi (Rome - 1905)


From Cinemasud San Diego: My brother in-law – Mio Cognato (Alessandro Piva – 2003)

Friday October 11, 2007 Cinemasud discretely opens the doors. At the Museum of Photographic Arts of Balboa Park, we find all the organizers calm yet excited personally welcoming the guests. Victor and his big smile impossible t...

A Special Day – Una Giornata Particolare (Ettore Scola – 1977)

I consider this movie a masterpiece. Starting from the photography. The seppia/monocolor gives an impressive touch of visual art. I could spend 5 minutes observing each frame. And every single object, profile, thing, is just pe...

The Three Brothers – I tre fratelli (Francesco Rosi 1981)

The mother’s death gathers together the three brothers back to their youth home. Raffaele (Philip Noiret), the oldest, a successful famous judge, from Rome. Nicola (Michele Placido), a blue collar active in the union movement, ...