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A film review: “La pelle” [1981 Italy]

Liliana Cavani:
Veteran Italian director Liliana Cavani’s films aren’t always easy to love because they tend to tackle subjects that are often skirted around during mainstream discourse, and because they make for uncomfortable viewing and also leave behind a bitter aftertaste. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Selling dreams of stardom to masses – L’uomo delle stelle [1995 Italy]

After Cinema Paradiso – one the greatest films ever made about the magic of cinema – Giuseppe Tornatore not only returns to the topic and his beloved Sicily in the achingly beautiful drama “L’uomo delle stele” [Eng. Title: The … Continue reading

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Mariangela Melato in “Travolti da un insolito destino nell’azzurro mare d’Agosto” [1974 Italy]

It’s about time I started the filmography of Lina Wertmüller, one of Italy’s finest female directors, the first woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for directing, and a fabulous exponent in the tradition of Commedia all’italiana – … Continue reading

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Agostina Belli & co in “Profumo di Donna” [1974 Italy]

Any record of Italian cinema is incomplete without the inclusion of one director named Dino Risi. He was one of the most important and prolific contributors to Italian mainstream cinema, and more specifically to that uniquely Italian genre called Commedia … Continue reading

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