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.
Weekly round-up of news, events, and what’s going on (che successe) in the world of Italian film.
Croce e delizia is a warmly charming, and often moving, look at how family dynamics may change but love and compassion will always be at the heart.