The transgender experience is not often told on film, least of all with this level of nuance and care.
Il colibrì (The Hummingbird) (2022)
A comprehensive, often exhausting, look at one man’s life through connection and heartbreak, tragedy and resilience.
Ti mangio il cuore (Burning Hearts) (2022)
A unique re-imagining of forbidden love within the world of organized crime.
Man and nature are always at war in this neorealist tale of Sardinian wheat farmers.
Astolfo (Never Too Late For Love) (2022)
A pleasant romance between two adults who realize that, even later in life, they deserve to find connection and happiness.
Giovanni Virgilio’s “Malarazza,” set in his hometown of Catania, explores the ramifications and gradual self-destruction of a family entrenched in the mafia.
The Eight Mountains (2022)
The vast landscapes of “The Eight Mountains” create open spaces as symbols of both liberation and isolation, weighted further as a geographic manifestation of an emotional void.
Marilyn’s Eyes (2021)
“Marilyn’s Eyes” has occasional moments that are genuinely touching, but it doesn’t quite hit the mark as a socially conscious comedy.
A needy young man with a penchant for baking finds himself newly single and in search of a home, and himself.
City of Women (1980)
Fellini’s 1980 film reflects an impotence, both figurative and literal, of man in the era of feminism.