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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 unprofessional actors, facing a housing problem during Italy’s economic boom. Newlywed couple, Gabriella Pallotta – Luisa (as Gabriella Pallotti)… Continue reading Il Tetto – The Roof (Vittorio De Sica – 1956)

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 lists – that keep me abreast about the greatest and latest… Continue reading Italian Cinema Audiences – Real Stories by Real People

Past Events

Study the past if you would define the future. ― Confucius Here you can find all cafe Pellicola’s past events: (to go back to our upcoming events, click here) Escape Festival Celebration of meanings in Italian cinema March 2014 The program is devoted to exploring the myriad meanings of escape – from a recreational outlet, a physical place, to… Continue reading Past Events

Il gioiellino – The Little Gem (Andrea Molaioli – 2011)

One of my favorite delights, as you could imagine, is attending film festivals, preferably in Italy. And when I have a chance load up with ton of books. I try to buy either the latest Italian bestsellers or books about some of my favorite Italian directors. Last year I attended Rome International Film Festival, and… Continue reading Il gioiellino – The Little Gem (Andrea Molaioli – 2011)

Top 100

cafe pellicola is proud to feature select cinematic masterpieces that were selected to be part of The list of the 100 Italian films to be saved (Italian: 100 film italiani da salvare). The project was created with the aim to report “100 films that have changed the collective memory of the country between 1942 and… Continue reading Top 100