In the 1860’s, Giorgio (Giraudeau), a young Italian soldier is sent to a remote post, far away from his lover, Clara (Antonelli). Read More »
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It is the portrait of a bourgeois Italian family seen through the eyes of Carlo Read More »
Splendor is the name of an old movie theater managed by Jordan (Mastroianni), who inherited it from his father. Read More »
In the Eighteenth Century, the “Traveling Company of Scenic Arts” composed of Tyrant Read More »
This mild comedy finds two envoys from Hell sent to Earth to cause trouble. Read More »
How Strange to Be Named Federico (2013) Ettore Scola, Tommaso Lazotti, Maurizio De Santis, Giacomo Lazotti, Biography
An exciting and visionary portrait of the master filmmaker Federico Fellini, based on the memories and the feelings of his great friend director Ettore Scola. Read More »
La cena / The Dinner (1998) Ettore Scola, Fanny Ardant, Antonio Catania, Francesca d’Aloja, Comedy, Drama
An evening at an Italian restaurant. Hosted by tolerant and relaxed Flora, various parties of middle-class people come in — large and small, young and old, regulars and tourists, married and single — to dine, converse, argue, celebrate, make confessions; to overhear other people’s discussions, to interrupt them, to sing, listen to music, and enjoy life. The camera, just like the people, moves constantly from table to table, into the kitchen and the back room to observe the staff’s petty jealousies and frustrations — until two hours later it’s time for everybody to go home.
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La più bella serata della mia vita / The Most Wonderful Evening of My Life (1972) Ettore Scola, Alberto Sordi, Michel Simon, Charles Vanel, Comedy, Drama, Mystery
A successful businessman whose destiny leads him to a secluded Swiss chalet where his life is put on trial by a group of retired law professionals. The men assemble to analyze Sordi’s rise to power and his increasingly immoral behavior as he attained success, and the warped perceptions of right and wrong he has adopted to remain successful.
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