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Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

  Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow is a sparklingly original comedy that casts Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren in three different stories set throughout Italy. In Naples, they are poor but Read More

The Way We Laughed

  A tragic tale of brotherhood, Amelio’s ambitiously structured film spans six years (1958-64) in the lives of an illiterate Sicilian named Giovanni (Enrico Lo Verso, from L’america) and his Read More

Traveling Companion

  Cora (Argento), an attractive, unstable girl in her teens with no stable job or home, is hired by a rich woman to follow her forgetful father (Piccoli) throughout Rome Read More

The Keys to the House

  When his wife dies during childbirth, repairman Gianni (Kim Rossi Stuart) can’t accept the responsibility of his newborn son and gives him up. Fifteen years later, he meets his Read More

Swept Away

  Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Mediterranean, Swept Away is Lina Wertmüller’s most famous and controversial film about sex, love, and politics. On an elegant yacht cruising off Read More

Summer Night

  Mariangela Melato (Swept Away) stars as Signora Bolk, a self-made tycoon interested in ecological preservation. She is fed up with the terrorists who poach Italy’s rich beauty, and as Read More

Hands over the City

  Rod Steiger is ferocious as a scheming land developer in Francesco Rosi’s Hands over the City, a blistering work of social realism and the winner of the 1963 Venice Read More

The Messenger

  When young Domenico (Sandro Panseri) ventures from the small village of Meda to Milan in search of employment, he finds himself on the bottom rung of the bureaucratic ladder Read More

Seven Beauties

  In 1930s Italy, Pasqualino (Giancarlo Giannini), a low-level Sicilian thug, kills a man who disgraced his sister. Pasqualino pleads insanity and manages to escape imprisonment by joining the military, Read More

The Road

  When Gelsomina (Giulietta Masina), a naïve young woman, is purchased from her impoverished mother by brutish circus strongman Zampanò (Anthony Quinn) to be his wife and partner, she loyally Read More