Episode #16: Tommaso

This episode explores Abel Ferrara’s Tommaso, a semi-autobiographical tale of an American filmmaker living in Rome with his wife and daughter. An incident forces him to question his role as husband and father, eventually sending him on a destructive journey of paranoia, fear, and hysteria, all while struggling to find community and connection in a foreign land.

Plus, some quick news updates on Il Cinema Ritrovato and the upcoming Essential Fellini box set from the Criterion Collection.

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This episode features the following music excerpts:

  • “L’Elisir D’Amore: Una Furtiva Lagrima” by Benjamino Gigli
  • “Nella Villa Di Fregene” by Nino Rota
  • “Tu vuo’ fa’ l’americano” by Sophia Loren

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