Directed by Giovanni Donfrancesco • Documentary • 2017 • 159 minutes
An 87-year-old Italian who has retired to the woods of Vermont meets a filmmaker and seizes the occasion to look back on his long life. Wartime memories long suppressed trigger recollections of his inconvenient past as a child ...
Directed by Marco Turco • Documentary • 2006 • 92 minutes
Based on the book by Italian-American author Alexander Stille and featuring the photos of Sicilian photojournalist Letizia Battaglia, EXCELLENT CADAVERS chronicles the recent history of the Mafia and its integral—and seemingly ineradicabl...
Directed by Daniela Zanzotto • Documentary • 2002 • 58 minutes
At almost 40 years old, Sicilian photographer Letizia Battaglia decided that being a mother and wife, the thing that she was meant to do according to the society she lived in, just wasn’t enough anymore. With great inner strength, sh...
A Five Star Life
Directed by Maria Sole Tognazzi • Drama • With Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi, Fabrizia Sacchi • 2014 • 85 minutes
A Five Star Life is the sophisticated story of one woman’s quest for personal and professional fulfillment set against some of the most stunning cities and opulent hotels of the wo...
Directed by Lina Wertmüller • Drama • With Mariangela Melato, Giancarlo Giannini • 1974 • 115 minutes
NEW RESTORATION! Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Mediterranean, Swept Away is Lina Wertmuller's most famous and controversial film about sex, love and politics. On an elegant yacht cr...
The Seduction of Mimi
Directed by Lina Wertmüller • Drama • With Mariangela Melato, Agostina Belli, Giancarlo Giannini • 1972 • 112 minutes
THE SEDUCTION OF MIMI is a raucous sex comedy that brought international fame to director Lina Wertmuller (Swept Away).
Giancarlo Giannini (Love and Anarchy) gives a wonderfull...
Fasten Your Seatbelts
Directed by Ferzan Özpetek • Drama • With Kasia Smutniak, Francesco Arca, Filippo Scicchitano • 2014 • 111 minutes
Elena and Antonio are not made for one another, having made vastly different personalities and life choices. They see the world differently, they relate differently to others, they ...
Viva la Liberta
Directed by Roberto Ando • Drama • 2017 • 94 minutes
In this elegant and chilling story about world politics, the great Toni Servillo defies expectations playing two roles, imbuing each character with brilliant nuance and astonishing attention to detail. In the first, he personifies political fa...
The Mafia Kills Only in Summer
Directed by Pierfrancesco Diliberto • Drama • With Cristiana Capotondi, Alex Bisconti • 2017 • 90 minutes
Pierfrancesco Diliberto (a renowned TV host and political comedian, better known as Pif) wrote, directed, and stars in this subversive, irreverent feature debut about Arturo, a young boy who...
Rocco and His Brothers
Directed by Luchino Visconti • Drama • With Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, Claudia Cardinale • 1960 • 179 minutes
Presented by Martin Scorsese and featuring an operatic score by Nino Rota, Rocco and His Brothers is a timeless story of modernity, class tension, and family drama sp...
Citizens of the World
Directed by Gianni de Gregorio • Drama • With Ennio Fantastichini, Giorgio Colangeli, Gianni Di Gregorio • 2019 • 92 minutes
Three retirees decide to move away from Rome to find a better standard of living in a country where their meager pensions will go that much further. Planning for the trip ...
Devil in the Flesh
Directed by Marco Bellocchio • Drama • With Maruschka Detmers • 1986 • 109 minutes
One of the most controversial Italians films of the '80s, DEVIL IN THE FLESH takes Raymond Radiguet's classic novel and updates it to modern times. Dealing with the legacy of Italy's "leaden years" and the afterma...
The Invisible Witness
Directed by Stefano Mordini • Drama • With Riccardo Scamarcio, Miriam Leone, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Maria Paiato • 2019 • 102 minutes
“When I woke up, the nightmare began.” So begins the account of Adriano Doria (Riccardo Scamarcio), a wealthy Italian entrepreneur, describing the murky events of ...
Directed by Nanni Moretti • Drama • With Margherita Buy, John Turturro • 2016 • 107 minutes
Acclaimed Italian auteur Nanni Moretti finds comedy and pathos in the story of Margherita, a harried film director (Margherita Buy, A Five Star Life) trying to juggle the demands of her latest movie and a...
Directed by Daniel Schmid • Documentary • 1984 • 87 minutes
Meet the inhabitants of the "Casa di Riposa" in Milan, the world's first nursing home for retired opera singers, founded by composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1896.
In his documentary film Tosca's Kiss, which has developed an underground cult...
Directed by Francesco Patierno • Documentary • With Benedict Cumberbatch • 2016 • 85 minutes
In 1943 a young British officer, Norman Lewis, entered a war-torn Naples with the American Fifth Army. Lewis began writing in his notepad everything that happened to him during his one-year stay observin...
Directed by Valerio Mieli • Drama • With Luca Marinelli, Linda Caridi, Giovanni Anzaldo, Camilla Diana • 2019 • 107 minutes
A love story, seen through the memories of one young couple: recollections altered by moods, different perspectives, and time itself. A journey through the years of two ind...
Directed by Nanni Moretti • Documentary • 2019 • 80 minutes
In the early seventies, the world was watching as Chile democratically elected Socialist leader Salvador Allende. His political ideals and aspirations—among them providing education for all children and distributing land to the nation’s...
Directed by Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin • Documentary • 2016 • 19 minutes
The Emilia-Romagna region in northern Italy has one of the highest concentrations of cooperative businesses in the developed world. The capital, Bologna is an industrial powerhouse, where prosperity is widely shared, an...