BEWARE OF THE BOOK!

Aoibheann McCann – Marina

Marina enters the world experiencing a trauma: the trauma of separation from a submarine world, amniotic, full of peace and serenity. At first she...

CAIN'S MOVIE COLLECTION

Accattone

Ungrammatical cinematography was a definition that Pasolini himself gave to his cinema, nearer to painting, to Giotto’s and Masaccio’s fields of vision, and to...

San Babila, 8pm: a useless crime

Carlo Lizzani (1922-2013) is a director whose political ideas have never been a secret and, at the same time, he has always produced documentary...

MAKING MOVIES

Tucker The Man and his Dream

Tucker: The Man and His Dream

Big Dreamers Never Sleep In 1945 Preston Tucker, a brilliant inventor, designs an innovative and futuristic car model, destined to outclass anything produced by car companies until that moment. Helped by friends and relatives, he...
Michael Winterbottom

In This World

Some Afghan kids are playing in the muddy refugee camp in Shamshatoo near Peshawar looking at the camera, smiling and making faces. An elderly father has just been informed his son has died and he...

MOVIE BLENDER

BiG HeRO 6

  After his brother dies in an accident, young Hiro inherits his science project - a medical robot named Baymax with a pot belly, no...

THOSE AMAZING RECORDS!

Polular

La califfa aka The Lady Caliph (1970)

La califfa (The Lady Caliph) is Alberto Bevilacqua’s first film. It is based on the director’s third book, published in 1964, a huge bestseller...

Cataldo Russo – Courtiers, Court Jesters and Mafia Bosses

Antonio Schifino, a worker in Italy during the seventies, frozen against his will, wakes up 10 years later in a country that has changed...

GAS

A gang of young people who go around on a bright red Mercedes kidnap a man coming out from a sex shop and take...

Eye of the Cat (Beware of the Buffoon – Attenti al buffone)

  Alberto Bevilacqua (1934 - 2013) was a successful novelist who lent his talents to the cinema as a screenwriter and director of a handful...

William Wall – Alice Falling

Alice cheats on her husband. Alice has sex with a much younger man, a student of philosophy who loves her quoting Kierkegaard and would...
stefano sala

Stefano Sala – The Golden Chessboard

A dream in front of a chessboard Palermo, Cappella Palatina: the two Muslims portrayed in a fresco, have been playing a game of chess for...

Disobedience [La disubbidienza]

Aldo Lado directs an unusual movie “La Disubbidienza” (Disobedience), a departure from his previous work, in which he favoured the violent thriller. Lado will...

Phish – Billy Breathes

  Writing about music is like dancing about architecture (Martin Mull)   If we give credit to the aphorism of Martin Mull (for years erroneously attributed to Frank...

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