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Padre Padrone

  Padre padrone depicts a Sardinian shepherd who is terrorized by his domineering father and tries to escape by educating himself. He eventually becomes a celebrated linguist. The drama is Read More

Seduced and Abandoned

  When Agnese (Stefania Sandrelli) has a brief affair with her sister’s fiancé, Peppino, it is only a matter of time before her traditional parents discover the truth. Her father, Read More

The Great War

  The Great War is a 1959 Italian comedy-drama war film directed by Mario Monicelli. It tells the story of an odd couple of army buddies in World War I.  Read More


  1860 is a story about the harried attempt of a Sicilian partisan (as part of the Risorgimento) to reach Garibaldi’s headquarters in Northern Italy, and to petition the revered Read More

Me and You

  Lorenzo has difficulties in communicating with other people and pays more attention to his inner world. When his class goes to the mountains for a week to ski, Lorenzo Read More


  Francesco is a 1989 docu-drama relating in flashback to St. Francis of Assisi’s evolution from rich man’s son to religious humanitarian and finally to full-fledged saint. The film was Read More

Tale of Tales

  Three rulers in neighboring kingdoms deal with their obsessions: one king is a fornicating libertine, another is captivated by a strange animal, and a queen is consumed by her Read More

Mamma Roma

  After years spent working as a prostitute in her Italian village, middle-aged Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) has saved enough money to buy herself a fruit stand so that she Read More

The Day of the Owl

  In Sicily, truck driver Salvatore Colasberna is murdered while delivering a load of cement to a highway construction project. The murder takes place within sight and earshot of the Read More

Noi 4

  It’s a special day for Giacomo (the youngest son of Ettore and Lara) who will be taking his high school exit exam to graduate. What, for a normal family, Read More