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 MoreFemale Director(s), Documentary
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 MoreDrama, Food
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
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.
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 MoreDrama, Relationships
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 MoreDrama, Relationships, Returning Filmmaker
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 MoreDrama, Thriller
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 MoreDocumentary
This whimsical black-and-white film essay explores the Tuscan landscape and the relationship between tradition, modernity and food. Through shimmering, hand-processed, window-framed ruminations, time passes in licks of light, while a storm gathers and a woman makes pasta by hand. |Read MoreDocumentary