Discussing two tales of young men, directionless and in limbo, and exploring their thematic similarities & differences.
Fellini’s 1980 film reflects an impotence, both figurative and literal, of man in the era of feminism.
Discussing this example of “pink neorealism” as well as its themes of class, regionalism, and more.
“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.