Four different facets of love Italian-style provide the basis of this episodic film. Read More »
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Agostino is a 13-year-old boy on vacation in Venice with his widowed mother. Read More »
Based on a true incident, this tells the story of a troubled young man who kills his sister’s reactionary Read More »
Metello struggles to escape from the poverty that led to the premature death of his parents Read More »
Quinn plays a retired bakery tycoon, alienated from his two sons and jealously guarding his vast wealth… Read More »
Down the Ancient Stairs (1975) Mauro Bolognini, Marcello Mastroianni, Françoise Fabian, Marthe Keller
A mental hospital somewhere in Tuscany during the thirties. Far away from fascism, this closed world is rules over by Dr. Bonaccorsi Read More »
Le fate / The Queens (1966) Mauro Bolognini, Mario Monicelli, Monica Vitti, Enrico Maria Salerno, Claudia Cardinale, Comedy
Four unrelated short comedies by four different directors. “Queen Sabina”chronicles the sexual misadventures of a teenage girl on the road home. Read More »
A young woman uses her womanly wiles to seduce older men in order to aid her debt-ridden grandmother. Read More »
Guardia, guardia scelta, brigadiere e maresciallo (1956) Mauro Bolognini, Alberto Sordi, Peppino De Filippo, Aldo Fabrizi, Comedy
This is the (funny) story of four agents of Roma traffic police in the ’50s. Their life are crossed in affairs that often retire from mere job relationships. Read More »
Marisa, la civetta / Marisa (1957) Mauro Bolognini, Marisa Allasio, Renato Salvatori, Francisco Rabal, Comedy
Marisa is young, beautiful Marisa, Marisa dress provocatively, Marisa is an orphan and sells ice cream station Read More »
Senilità / Careless (1962) Mauro Bolognini, Anthony Franciosa, Claudia Cardinale, Betsy Blair, Drama
The place is Trieste and the time is 1927. Emilio Brentani leads a peaceful and uneventful life with his older sister Amalia. Read More »
The Witches / Le streghe (1967) Mauro Bolognini, Vittorio De Sica, Silvana Mangano, Annie Girardot, Francisco Rabal, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Five short stories loosely dealing with the roles of women in society. A superstar actress travels to a mountain resort, only to evoke jealousy from women and lust from men. A woman offers to take an injured man to the hospital. A widowed father and his son seek for a new wife/mother. A man seeks revenge for a woman’s honor. A bored housewife tries to explain to her husband that he’s not as romantic as he used to be.
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Dove vai in vacanza? / Where Are You Going on Holiday? (1978) Mauro Bolognini, Luciano Salce, Ugo Tognazzi, Stefania Sandrelli, Pietro Brambilla, Comedy
Three shorter comedies: In “Saro Tutta Per Te” (I Will Be All Yours), Tognazzi is Enrico, a dentist who has agreed to vacation with his ex-wife at her lover’s villa. In “Si Buana” (Yes, Buana), Villaggio is Wilson, a man in charge of a group of tourists in Kenya. In the final episode, “La Vacanze Intelligenti” (Intelligent Vacation), Alberto Sordi is Remo, a greengrocer who, along with his wife, gets sent on a vacation by their well-meaning children who want to “improve” their parents’ minds by sending them off to see Etruscan tombs, hear performances of atonal modern music, and appreciate the wonders of avant-garde modern art.
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Giovani mariti / Young Husbands (1958) Mauro Bolognini, Isabelle Corey, Antonio Cifariello, Franco Interlenghi, Comedy
The husbands in question rather casually enter into marriage, never intending true fidelity to their spouses. When they realize that they’re committed for life, our immature heroes return to their home town for one last fling. In the course of their final hours of bachelorhood, they come to the sobering conclusion that their carefree youth is not only past, it’s already long past. Somewhat reminiscent of Fellini’s I Vitelloni, Giovani Mariti boasts excellent performances from all concerned.
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La viaccia / The Lovemakers (1961) Mauro Bolognini, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Claudia Cardinale, Pietro Germi, Drama
The original Italian is La Viaccia (the name of the family farm which motivates the plot). The death of a wealthy patriarch in 1885 sets off an interfamily power struggle. Son Ferdinando buys out his other relatives in order to gain full control over the dead man’s property. But Ferdinando’s nephew Amerigo holds out. Amerigo’s stance is weakened when he heads for Florence and meets prostitute Bianca.
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