The transgender experience is not often told on film, least of all with this level of nuance and care.
#39: Naples in Veils (Ferzan Özpetek, 2017)
The past is ever-present when a medical examiner is caught in the middle of a murder mystery.
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.
#38: The Son’s Room (Nanni Moretti, 2001)
This moving drama explores a happy family shifting from a singular unit to separate individuals.
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.
#37: Le pupille (Alice Rohrwacher, 2022)
An all-girls school is shaken by the prospect of a beautiful cake – an extravagant, tempting indulgence in an era of rationing and sacrifice.
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.