The White Sheik is an excellent example of the balance between hyperbolic comedic situations, and moments of intense human drama.
I got to speak with director Leonardo D’Agostini and screenwriter Antonella Lattanzi to discuss their film Il campione (The Champion) (2019).… Read more Episode #11: Interview with Leonardo D’Agostini & Antonella Lattanzi (The Champion)
In this episode, I sit down with first-time director Chiara Malta to discuss her film Simple Women (2019). During our conversation,… Read more Episode #10: Interview with Chiara Malta (Simple Women)
In this episode, I sit down with first-time director Beniamino Barrese to discuss his film Storia di B. – La… Read more Episode #09: Interview with Beniamino Barrese (The Disappearance of My Mother)
The feel-good story about a successful, though reckless, young athlete whose life is turned around when he is assigned a tutor by his soccer club.
Simple Women is a very imaginative original film whose name betrays its complex, metafictional narrative.
The inherently exploitative nature of the documentary is explored through a most personal subject: the director’s mother.
Veteran director Marco Bellochio, decades into his career, is still grappling with questions of existentialism: building a sense of order in a world of disorder, through one’s own moral code and logic, however twisted.
Sole has a cold, detached feel which fits its somber narrative, though its overall joyless nature makes it a difficult film to engage and connect with.
Martin Eden’s new interpretation set in early 20th century Italy feels a perfect fit for a tale of optimism, promise, and eventual self-destruction.