Short
 
 
 
Comedy
 
il dentone
il dentone
il dentone

Guglielmo il dentone – William “Il Dentone” (Luigi Filippo D’Amico – 1965)

These days YouTube is overflowing with rare cinematic gems like this short film by Luigi Filippo D’Amico Guglielmo il dentone, which is part of a triptych film named I Complessi with the other two shorts directed by Dino ...
 
Drama
 
ricotta
ricotta
ricotta

La ricotta (Pier Paolo Pasolini -1962)

Right from the choice of the title – The Ricotta – Pasolini kicks off an onslaught of symbols to convey his dissatisfaction with the dull consumerism of Italian society during the economic boom of early 60’s. To his...
Lavazza (Turin - 1895)


 
Festivals
 
tao
tao
tao

N.I.C.E. Sicilian Short Films Contest – Taormina Film Festival

Just arrived yesterday to charming Taormina, aptly named because it’s perched royally on mount Tauro overlooking mount Etna. The town is not packed as I was initially afraid of but contains a healthy dose of tourists that happi...
 
Political
 
lenta
lenta
lenta

The Slow Match – La partita lenta (Paolo Sorrentino – 2009)

It’s part of the trio short movies proposed by Per Fiducia, the project already described in the review of Il Premio. This is an intense shot on reality. When we say the eloquence of silence. He makes the silence speak. Slowly,...
 
Drama
 
award
award
award

The Award – Il premio (Ermanno Olmi – 2009)

This short film is part of “Per Fiducia” (“Through Trust”), an ambitious project that unites three award-winning directors Ermanno Olmi, Gabriele Salvatores, and Paolo Sorrentino in cooperation with Inte...