An exploration of Pietro Marcello’s first four features: Crossing the Line (2007), The Mouth of the Wolf (2009), The Silence of Pelesjan (2011), and Lost and Beautiful (2015).
This episode discusses Nanni Moretti’s Caro diario (Dear Diary), an introspective autobiographical look at three phases of Moretti’s life. This story… Read more Episode #17: Caro diario
This episode explores Abel Ferrara’s Tommaso, a semi-autobiographical tale of an American filmmaker living in Rome with his wife and daughter.… Read more Episode #16: Tommaso
This episode features an audio essay on Luchino Visconti’s final film L’Innocente (The Innocent), discussing the film’s themes of dishonesty, self-interest,… Read more Episode #15: L’Innocente
The film presents characters with agency, privilege, and power, and the question ultimately is how (or whether) they choose to exercise that.
This episode features an audio essay on Alice Rohrwacher’s debut fiction feature Corpo celeste (Heavenly Body), a modern-day take on Marta… Read more Episode #14: Corpo celeste
The story of a love bound by circumstance and empowered through destiny.
Weekly round-up of news, events, and what’s going on (che successe) in the world of Italian film.
A complicated tale of gender roles, both modern and archaic.
Pointed and sharp as always, Lina Wertmüller exposes economic, social, and cultural power structures of inequality and exploitation.