Italian Cinema

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 &...

Open Roads 2014: Via Castellana Bandiera – A Street in Palermo (Emma Dante – 2013)

It’s that time of the year, an absolute treat. I am obviously talking about the annual Italian Cinema festival, Open Roads, that takes place every June at Lincoln Film Center. It’s a rare opportunity to get access to some of th...
Miscela d’Oro (Messina – 1946)

La Grande Bellezza
La Grande Bellezza
La Grande Bellezza

La Grande Bellezza – The Great Beauty (Paolo Sorrentino – 2013)

This movie is a portrait of the lifestyle and human attitude that is typical of Roman society: decadent, indolent and insolent – if you allow me to express these words also in English. Sorrentino gives us fantastic, charm...

Open Roads 2011: 1860 I Mille di Garibaldi (Alessandro Blasetti – 1934)

As Italy celebrates its 150th year of unification (aka Risoregimento) this year, the Lincoln Film Society in New York chose to include this masterpiece by Alessandro Blasetti as part of their current festival: Open Roads: New I...

Teleport Yourself into Taormina, Sicily

June 10-12 starts the famous Taormina Film Fest. Antonioni’s L’avventura (The Adventure – 1960) was shot there. If you have other plans for the summer, cafe Pellicola can really take you there now… Ready...