Neorealism
 
 
 
Drama
 
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il_tetto1
il_tetto1

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...
 
Documentary
 
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italian_cinema_audiences_Sm
italian_cinema_audiences_Sm

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 ...
Lavazza (Turin - 1895)


 
Drama
 
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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...
 
Drama
 
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terraferma italian cinema
terraferma italian cinema

Terraferma (Emanuele Crialese – 2011)

These days I have roughly an hour commute time between 8AM-9AM, so I find myself spending the time listening to Italian live radio broadcast (thank you TuneIn Radio app). This is one of the blessings of broadband streaming; you...
 
Comedy
 
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domenica1
domenica1

Domenica d’agosto – Sunday in August (Luciano Emmer -1949)

It’s August in Rome and it seems like the whole town has a single mission – go to the beach! You can watch this charming, time-capsule of a movie below (76 minutes, no English subtitles, though). [youtube width=”615...