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SHOWING 56 FILMS FROM ITALY
Sworn Virgin

SWORN VIRGIN

As a young woman living within the confines of a Northern Albanian village, Hana longs to escape the shackles of womanhood, and live her life as a man. To do so she must take an oath to eternally remain a virgin. Years later, as Mark, she leaves home for the first time to confront a new set of circumstances, leading her to contemplate the possibility of undoing her vow. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
Three Towers

THREE TOWERS

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 12 minutes
  • Directed By: Emily Harris and Yoni Bentovim
  • Country: U.K., Italy
Three Towers is set in remote rural Italy and revolves around the shattered routine of an old farmer couple after a chance meeting with a Scottish tourist who tells them about two buildings that have just collapsed in New York. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s)
Tickets

TICKETS

Three of the world's best directors combine to tell different stories, all set on a Rome-bound train. The characters connect through casual encounters and recount a story of love, chance, and sacrifice. With Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi (best actress, TFF 2003). In Italian and English |Read More
Toby Dammit

TOBY DAMMIT

  • Release Year: 1968
  • Runtime: 37 minutes
  • Directed By: Federico Fellini
  • Country: Italy
A gorgeous new restoration-supervised by its cinematographer, Giuseppe Rotunno-of Fellini's adaptation of a Poe short story has Terence Stamp as a British celeb struggling through a haze of booze and drugs to make sense of the paparazzi and produttore who welcome him to Rome. Presented by Taormina Film Fest. Co-hosted with Italian Cultural Institute of New York. |Read More
Drama
True Legend of Tony Vilar

TRUE LEGEND OF TONY VILAR

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Country: Italy
Using a tongue-in-cheek mockumentary style, this half-true, half-imagined tale is based on the story of real-life singer Tony Vilar. Born in Italy, he later moved to Argentina and became one of the most popular crooners in 1960's Latin America, then mysteriously disappeared, leaving a faint trail apparently leading to New York City. |Read More
Music
UncuT - member only

UNCUT - MEMBER ONLY

  • Release Year: 2003
  • Runtime: 78 minutes
  • Directed By: Gionata Zarantonello and Cory Concoff
  • Country: Italy
The duplicitous title refers to both the shooting style and the "star" of this witty sexual satire for mature audiences only. Ciccio has a fractured pelvis from an accident involving his girlfriend. But while he's bedridden, our protagonist tries -- and fails -- to lure a parade of women into his domain. Will his abstinence come to an end? |Read More
Vento Di Terra

VENTO DI TERRA

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Vincenzo Marra and Paméla Leu
  • Country: Italy
Enzo, an 18-year old, lives with his family in a suburb of Naples and undergoes a series of tribulations when he must help out after his father dies. Through his determination, he is not only able to help solve his kin's problems; they also rediscover a new sense of dignity. |Read More
Viva Zapatero!

VIVA ZAPATERO!

  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Sabina Guzzanti
  • Country: Italy
When Italian comedienne Guzzanti's satirical TV show was canceled after Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's media corporation filed a 20-million-euro lawsuit, she got serious, sort of. Following in the footsteps of Michael Moore, but far more talented at imitating her target, Guzzanti exposes the seedy underbelly of Berlusconi's right-wing regime in this viciously funny documentary. |Read More
Documentary
Volcano

VOLCANO

  • Release Year: 1950
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • Country: Italy
Producer Prince Francesco Alliata (who also produced Renoir's The Golden Coach) journeys from Palermo to present the Cineteca di Bologna's masterful restoration of Dieterle's 1949 classic. Shown here in the U.S. for the first time in its original Italian version (it had previously screened only in a dubbed English print), Volcano features breathtaking underwater photography and one of Italian screen icon Anna Magnani's most captivating performances. |Read More
We All Loved Each Other So Much

WE ALL LOVED EACH OTHER SO MUCH

  • Release Year: 1974
  • Runtime: 124 minutes
  • Country: Italy
This Felliniesque comedy follows Luciana (Stefania Sandrelli), the longtime object of three friends' affections over 30 years. The film traces her relationships with Gianni (Vittorio Gassman), Antonio (Nino Manfredi) and Nicola (Stefano Satta Flores) from the beginning of the foursome's involvement with each other during the wartime Resistance. A new restoration from Cinecitta Holding. |Read More
Wondrous Boccaccio

WONDROUS BOCCACCIO

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 121 minutes
  • Directed By: Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani
  • Country: Italy
Set against the backdrop of a black plague-stricken Florence, ten young men and women escape to a country estate where they spend their days telling different stories of love, fate, and resurrection. From legendary Italian directors Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Wondrous Boccaccio is a tribute to the stories that emerged from one of the darkest periods in Italian history, and the imaginations that quietly fueled them. |Read More
Drama
Woodmans

WOODMANS

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: C. Scott Willis and C. Scott Willis
  • Country: USA, Italy, China
The Woodmans are a family united in their belief that art-making is the highest form of expression and an essential way of life, but for photographer daughter Francesca, worldwide acclaim came only after a tragedy that would forever scar the family. With unrestricted access to all of Francesca's works and diaries, The Woodmans paints an incisive portrait of a family broken and then healed by its art. |Read More
Documentary