BEWARE OF THE BOOK!

Caroline Smith – The Immigration Handbook

Caroline Smith (Orbis 176) is delving here beneath the morass of statistics and forms to uncover the real lives, circumstances, memories and emotions of...

CAIN'S MOVIE COLLECTION

Four times that night (1968)

This is an unusual Mario Bava’s movie (Sanremo, 1914- Rome, 1980) , one of our biggest horror and imaginary author, that is specialized in...

I am mine [Io sono mia]

Sofia Scandurra (Rome, 1937-2014) is a writer, screenwriter and documentary maker. This is her only feature film, which is based on a feminist novel...

MAKING MOVIES

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...

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 him to the basement of an old abandoned factory, where...

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...

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...
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...

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...

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...

Tito Schipa, Jr. – Orfeo 9

Orfeo 9 forever It was 1974. I was 16 and had a girlfriend who had just given me Tito Schipa Jr’s Orfeo 9 (Orpheus 9),...

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