Quick recap on the Italian films featured at the festival, including “Nostalgia” and “Freaks Out.”
#35: Martin Eden (Pietro Marcello, 2019)
Pietro Marcello brings Jack London’s Oakland-set novel to Naples in his innovative adaptation.
#34: Blood and Black Lace (Mario Bava, 1964)
A Roman fashion house is terrorized by a faceless killer in this endlessly stylish, thrilling midcentury mystery.
#30: Stromboli (Roberto Rossellini, 1950)
Ingrid Bergman experiences the land of God in Roberto Rossellini’s 1950 film.
#26: The Great Beauty (Paolo Sorrentino, 2013)
This sprawling work examines Roman high society, as well as broader themes of artistry, beauty, and experiences both individual and collective.
#25: I vitelloni (Federico Fellini, 1953) & I basilischi (Lina Wertmüller, 1963)
Discussing two tales of young men, directionless and in limbo, and exploring their thematic similarities & differences.
#24: Domenica d’agosto (Luciano Emmer, 1950)
Discussing this example of “pink neorealism” as well as its themes of class, regionalism, and more.
#19: Cinema Italian Style 2020
Notturno, Padrenostro, Lacci (The Ties), and more!
#13: Fellini 100
Celebrating Fellini’s filmography, career, plus rumors on what could be coming later from Criterion.
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