“Luca” has rich overtones of a coming out story dealing with identity and acceptance, as well as numerous references to Italian culture, music, and more cinema italiano.
Notturno, Padrenostro, Lacci (The Ties), and more!
This episode discusses Nanni Moretti’s Caro diario (Dear Diary), an introspective autobiographical look at three phases of Moretti’s life. This story… Read more Episode #17: Caro diario (Nanni Moretti, 1993)
This episode explores Abel Ferrara’s Tommaso, a semi-autobiographical tale of an American filmmaker living in Rome with his wife and daughter.… Read more Episode #16: Tommaso (Abel Ferrara, 2019)
This episode features an audio essay on Luchino Visconti’s final film L’Innocente (The Innocent), discussing the film’s themes of dishonesty, self-interest,… Read more Episode #15: L’Innocente (Luchino Visconti, 1976)
This episode features an audio essay on Alice Rohrwacher’s debut fiction feature Corpo celeste (Heavenly Body), a modern-day take on Marta… Read more Episode #14: Corpo celeste (Alice Rohrwacher, 2011)
The story of a love bound by circumstance and empowered through destiny.
A complicated tale of gender roles, both modern and archaic.
Pointed and sharp as always, Lina Wertmüller exposes economic, social, and cultural power structures of inequality and exploitation.
Celebrating Fellini’s filmography, career, plus rumors on what could be coming later from Criterion.