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SHOWING 56 FILMS FROM ITALY

ALBERI

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 28 minutes
  • Directed By: Michelangelo Frammartino
  • Country: Italy, Germany
Wrapping the audience in waves of sound, Alberi takes us on a circular journey through the countryside of Southern Italy, to the village of Satriano. Historically, men of the town would cover themselves with ivy, transforming into strange, ghost-like walking trees. This ancestral arboreal rite, nearly forgotten as newer generations gradually lost interest, celebrated the connection between man and nature while costuming the men for Carnevale. In a triumphant reclamation of the old ways, director Michelangelo Frammartino (Le quattro volte) captures the majesty of this ceremony via his singular cinematic artistry. This dynamic installation is both a mesmerizing homage to nature and breathtaking union of sound and image. |Read More
Documentary

ALÌ BLUE EYES

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: Claudio Giovannesi
  • Country: Italy
Claudio Giovannesi’s award-winning second dramatic feature captures one week in the life of sixteen-year-old troublemaker Nader, who, despite his mother’s threats and family’s insistence that he respect his Muslim roots, fights, steals and pursues an Italian girlfriend. A stunning example of contemporary Italian neo-realism, Alì Blue Eyes is an engrossing coming-of-age story about an immigrant who will stop at nothing to fit in. |Read More
Drama, Relationships

ALMOST A MAN

  • Release Year: 1966
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Country: Italy
A brand-new archival print, with new English subtitles, of Vittorio de Seta's rarely screened second feature film, which earned Jacques Perrin the Best Actor award at the 1966 Venice Film Festival for his portrayal of a young writer's descent into madness. Lea Padovani costars, and the score is by Ennio Morricone. (see also Detour de Seta in Showcase) |Read More

BEST NEW YORK DOCUMENTARY AWARD WINNER

One of the goals of the Tribeca Film Festival has always been to seek out and encourage new talent and bold visions from every corner of the globe. Get your tickets now to see the first or second documentary feature from an emerging filmmaker chosen as the best of the Fest by a jury of internationally acclaimed filmmakers. |Read More

BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 110 minutes
  • Directed By: Panos Cosmatos and Panos Cosmatos
  • Country: Italy, Canada
Panos Cosmatos brings his bold, Kubrickian vision to the screen in stunning detail in this sci-fi fable of a young woman imprisoned in an experimental laboratory facility and the mysterious scientist who is her captor. At once creatively futuristic and hypnotically retro, Beyond the Black Rainbow will absorb viewers in its unique dystopian futurescape. |Read More
Science Fiction

BORN AND BRED

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: Pablo Trapero
  • Country: U.K., Italy, Argentina
When his life is shattered by a terrifying accident, a successful interior designer winds up in the desolate extremes of Patagonia, trying to find himself among other lost, disaffected men. Pablo Trapero's haunting film demonstrates why he is at the cutting edge of Argentina's most exciting cinema. |Read More
Drama

CHILDREN OF "OPEN CITY"/OPEN CITY

  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 157 minutes
  • Country: Italy
Offering a rare glimpse into the making of a masterpiece from 1945-Roberto Rossellini's classic of Italian neorealism, Rome Open City- this fascinating documentary emphasizes Rossellini's desire to "do something useful" in the wake of World War II and to find a reason for the Italian people's sacrifices. |Read More
Documentary

CRIME NOVEL

  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 146 minutes
  • Directed By: Michele Placido
  • Country: Italy
A virtual history of gangsterism in Italy between the '70s and the '90s, Crime Novel follows the epic trajectory of three young delinquents who dream of taking over the Roman underworld. Eventually their dream becomes a reality, and as their violence escalates, it becomes inseparable from the terrorism, kidnappings, and government corruption simultaneously plaguing Italy. |Read More
Drama

DETOUR DE SETA

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 127 minutes
  • Directed By: Salvo Cuccia
  • Country: Italy
Vittorio de Seta (b. 1923) is credited with having made both features and documentaries that depicted the brutal industrial development, which transformed Italy in the second half of the 20th Century. This documentary will be accompanied by Martin Scorsese's presentation of several rare de Seta documentary shorts. (See also Almost a Man in Restored and Rediscovered.) |Read More

DIRECTOR

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Directed By: Christina Voros
  • Country: USA, Italy
How do you make one of the world's most revered fashion brands your own? That is the task facing creative director Frida Giannini in this authoritative look at the past, present and future of The House of Gucci, directed by director/cinematographer Christina Voros (Kink) and co-produced by James Franco. Taking advantage of rare, behind-the-scenes access, Voros shows how the Florentine trendsetter has been reimagined in the past few years. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary

FLESH OUT

  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Directed By: Michela Occhipinti
  • Country: Italy
Following the announcement of her impending arranged marriage, young Mauritanian woman Verida (Verida Beitta Ahmed Deiche) faces the suffocating pressure of gavage—the traditional process of over-eating to attain a more desired figure for her husband. |Read More
Drama, Food

FLOWERS OF ST. FRANCIS

  • Release Year: 1950
  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Country: Italy
Roberto Rossellini's delicate mediation of the life of St. Francis of Assisi, whom we follow from his immersion in religion to his attempts at melding spirituality with everyday life. Cowritten with Federico Fellini, this gentle film is structured as a series of simple vignettes that serve to convey St. Francis' universal teachings. |Read More

GOLDEN DOOR

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 118 minutes
  • Country: Italy
The turn-of-the-century voyage of a poor family from rural Sicily through the "golden door" of Ellis Island and into America is beautifully portrayed in this visually striking, emotionally resonant narrative. Charlotte Gainsbourg portrays the young bride in this new film by N.Y.U. graduate Crialese that was Italy's Oscar submission this year. In English and French. A Miramax release. |Read More
Drama

HUMAN CAPITAL

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 110 minutes
  • Directed By: Paolo Virzì
  • Country: Italy, France
In Paolo Virzì’s refined three-chapter tale, we begin at the end. Approaching a snowy night from three vastly different perspectives, the lives of two generations overlap as they tumble toward an ill-fated event that inextricably links them. Starring two of Italy’s leading actresses, Valeria Golino and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Human Capital twists love, class, and ambition into a singular, true-life story that exposes the consequences of valuing certain human lives over others. |Read More
Drama, Relationships

HUMAN VOICE

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 25 minutes
  • Directed By: Edoardo Ponti
  • Country: Italy
Set against the backdrop of Naples, Italy, in 1950, Human Voice, based on the iconic Jean Cocteau play of the same name, tells the story of Angela (Sophia Loren), a woman in her twilight years, who rides the emotional roller coaster of her last telephone conversation with the man she loves as he is leaving her for another woman.

Screening in Shorts Program: Soul Survivors |Read More
Drama, Relationships, Returning Filmmaker

HUNGRY HEARTS

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 113 minutes
  • Directed By: Saverio Costanzo
  • Country: Italy
After a chance meeting and a whirlwind romance in New York City, Jude (Adam Driver) and Mina (Alba Rohrwacher) become pregnant. Convinced their child will be harmed by the pollutions in the outside world, Mina becomes consumed by protecting her baby, forcing Jude to recognize a terrible truth about why his son’s life could be in danger. A Sundance Selects Release |Read More
Drama, Thriller

I DID NOT EXPECT YOU

  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 19 minutes
  • Country: Italy
A well-meaning Cristiano spends days searching for just the right present for his love. Finally, he happens upon the perfect restuarant and books a table for the night. Fastforward to the evening of his lover's birthday. Everything is going smoothly until destiny unexpectedly knocks on his door and takes him for a jolting ride. |Read More
Drama

JULIAN SCHNABEL A PRIVATE PORTRAIT

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Directed By: Pappi Corsicato
  • Country: Italy
A titan of painting and filmmaking, Julian Schnabel’s art is among the most important work of the late 20th and early 21st century. Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait captures the artist in the studio and at home, incorporates archival footage and private home videos, and interviews family and friends to build a complex image of the man and his work.

After the Premiere Screening: A conversation with director Pappi Corsicato and the film’s subject Julian Schnabel. |Read More
Documentary

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