Posts Tagged ‘Rome’
 
 
 
Drama
 
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...
 
Comedy
 
Passaguai1
Passaguai1
Passaguai1

La famiglia passaguai – The Passaguai Family (Aldo Fabrizi – 1951)

It’s funny sometimes when you watch a film that you like and then come across another one done couple of years later with same theme and even same actors. For those of you who follow my occasional cinematic thoughts, you&...
Illy (Trieste - 1933)


 
Comedy
 
domenica1
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...
 
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...
 
Comedy
 
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midsummer_lunch2
midsummer_lunch2

Mid-August Lunch – Pranzo di ferragosto (Gianni Di Gregorio – 2008)

First time’s a charm may be an old cliché, but there is something fresh and original to creating something for the first time that is clean from preconceptions and risk of repetitions. Not always. Yet, this charmingly sensitive...