We found 19 results for your search.

Miracle in Milan – Miracolo a Milano (Vittorio de Sica – 1951)

Take a close look at the this picture. What do you think is happening? A lot has been written about this neorealist modern fairy tale from Vittorio de Sica – the director of ‘The Bicycle Thief’. If you haven’t seen this masterpiece yet, pick one of your gloomy days (we all have a few) and… Continue reading Miracle in Milan – Miracolo a Milano (Vittorio de Sica – 1951)

8½ (Federico Fellini – 1963)

This Oscar-winning masterpiece was originally titled “La Bella Confusione” (The Nice Confusion) and was made in six months against the backdrop of the early 60’s Economic Miracle (Boom Economico) in which Italy experienced substantial economic growth. This period of prosperity on one hand also added confusion and identity crisis as Italian society transformed from agricultural… Continue reading 8½ (Federico Fellini – 1963)

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

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

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″ height=”346″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf1mTyF32v8&feature=share&list=PLU7L0O6PxEi14wMOExIx5mlUiW0ssEQIn[/youtube] Full film In this light comedy, categorized under “Pink Neorealism,” precursor to later Italian comedy genre (considering… Continue reading Domenica d’agosto – Sunday in August (Luciano Emmer -1949)