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by Luchino Visconti
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Synopsis After a farewell party, Sandra Dawson and her American husband Andrew travel to her hometown in the province of Volterra for a homage of the locals to her father, a prominent scientist that died in the concentration camp of Auschwitz. The couple is welcomed by the maid Fosca, and Andrew becomes fascinated with the house. Sandra has issues with her stepfather Pietro Formari and her insane mother and misses her brother Gianni Wald-Luzzati, who is an aspirant writer. When Gianni appears...
Topics: Vaghe stelle dell'Orsa.. - Sandra (1965), Luchino Visconti
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by Luchino Visconti
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Synopsis Luchino Viscontiâs 1954 film about the affair between an Italian countess (Alida Valli) with partisan sympathies and an Austrian officer from the occupying army (Farley Granger), set during Garibaldiâs war of independence in the 1860s, is one of the most extraordinary historical films ever made. ************* Rarely have the dramas of history and romantic passion been so skillfully and compellingly intertwined. It also marks one of the mediumâs most creative uses of color. Visconti...
Topics: Livia - Senso (1954), Luchino Visconti
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by Luchino Visconti
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Synopsis In the studios of Cinecittà, the director Alessandro Blasetti is doing screen tests in order to find a young girl for his next film. Among the many mothers bringing in their young daughters there is also Maddalena Cecconi, a woman from Rome's lower classes who dreams of seeing her baby, Maria, become a star. Against the wishes of her husband Spartaco, Maddalena exploits every opportunity to realize her hopes: she enrols Maria in a dance and acting course, pays for the photographer...
Topics: Bellissima (1951), Luchino Visconti
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Synopsis The power and fortune of the Von Essenbeck family remained intact even when Germany lost the great war and during the depression that followed. Now itâs 1934 and the baron has summoned his family to a dinner that also brings a cousin rising in the Nazi party to the great house accompanied by a rising manager at the baronâs company. Two little girls recite poetry in the parlor and then play hide-and-seek with their cousin Martin. Suddenly there is a scream. The baron has been shot...
Topics: The Damned - La caduta degli dei (1969), Luchino Visconti
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by Luchino Visconti
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Synopsis Based on a novel by Thomas Mann, Death in Venice stars Dirk Bogarde as a German composer who is terrified that he has lost all vestiges of humanity. While visiting Venice, Bogarde falls in love with a beautiful young boy (Bjorn Andresen). The relationship is ruined by Bogardeâs obsession with the boyâs youth and physical perfection; the composer realizes that the child represents an ideal that he can never match. The character played by Dirk Bogarde is evidently intended to be Gustav...
Topics: Death in Venice - Morte a Venezia (1971), Luchino Visconti
Short Format Films
by Jafar Panahi
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Synopsis This short film shot in Tehran, recounts the adventures of two young street musicians who play the accordion and tablas in order to earn their living. Two young street musicians in Tehran, a boy and a girl, have their accordion confiscated as the result of an incident while playing next to a mosque. âThe Accordion is the story of humankindâs materialistic need to survive in a pretentious religion. In it, a boy is prevented from playing for reasons of religious prohibition, which he...
Topics: The Accordion (2010), Jafar Panahi
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by Jafar Panahi
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Two young buskers in Tehran, a boy and a girl, have their accordion confiscated as the result of an incident. âThe Accordion is the story of humankindâs materialistic need to survive in a pretentious religion. In it, a boy is prevented from playing for reasons of religious prohibition, which he accepts in order to survive. But the main character of the film is the girl or, perhaps, in my view, the symbol of the next generation. In her ideal world she realizes manâs need for survival and...
Topics: The Accordion (2010), Jafar Panahi, Short Films Iran, Venice days 2010
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by Jafar Panahi
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Synopsis This short film shot in Tehran, recounts the adventures of two young street musicians who play the accordion and tablas in order to earn their living. Two young street musicians in Tehran, a boy and a girl, have their accordion confiscated as the result of an incident while playing next to a mosque. âThe Accordion is the story of humankindâs materialistic need to survive in a pretentious religion. In it, a boy is prevented from playing for reasons of religious prohibition, which he...
Topics: The Accordion (2010), Jafar Panahi
Feature Films
by Jafar Panahi
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Open letter from Jafar Panahi - On the occasion of the Opening of the 61st Berlinale The world of a filmmaker is marked by the interplay between reality and dreams. The filmmaker uses reality as his inspiration, paints it with the color of his imagination, and creates a film that is a projection of his hopes and dreams. The reality is I have been kept from making films for the past five years and am now officially sentenced to be deprived of this right for another twenty years. But I know I...
Topics: Berlinale 2011: Open letter from Jafar Panahi, Jafar Panahi, Isabela Rosselini
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Fereydoun Jeyrani The Last Supper Shame Akhar ( 2002) فقشهمثق
Topic: Fereydoun Jeyrani The Last Supper Shame Akhar ( 2002) فقشهمثق
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by شغس
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Synopsis When the corrupted groom starts shooting in the wedding ceremony, guests try to run away. Aida and Davoud accidentally end up in a car that crashes a police car. Aida lies to the inspector that Davoud is her husband and that's where the story begins. Cast: Farhad Aeesh, Mona Ahmadi, Siamak Ansari, Dariush Asadzade, Vishka Asayesh, Behnoosh Bakhtiari, Afsaneh Bayegan, Mehran Ghafoorian, Mani Haghighi, Pejman Jamshidi, Hasti Mahdavifar, Omid Roohani, Ali Sadeghi, Azadeh Samadi, Sorush...
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by شغس
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Mohammad. Ali. Keshavarz. A. Tribute
Topic: Mohammad. Ali. Keshavarz. A. Tribute
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by شغس
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First Case, Second Case 1979 360p
Topics: First Case, Second Case 1979 360p
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BALLAD OF TARA Tcherike-ye Tara Directed by Bahram Beizai Iran, 1979 Fantasy, Drama 100 min. Synopsis After the death of her grandfather the widow Tara finds a sword among his belongings that she gives away to one of her neighbors in the village. While driving her cart along a lonely road an ancient warrior pierced by arrows appears from the fog and demands the return of his sword.
Topic: The Ballad Of Tarra | Tcherike-ye Tara 1979 trailer Bahram Beizai چريکه تارا
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by Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini, Mario Monicelli
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Synopsis Four films, each directed by a giant of Italian cinema, Boccaccio â70 features some of the most beautiful women to ever grace the screen, unapologetically taking charge of their lives, their loves and their morals, though not always with the happiest of results. Beginning with what has come to be regarded as the lost film of Boccaccio â70, due to only having ever been released in the Italian version of the picture previously, Mario Monicelli (La Grande Guerra â The Great War) tells...
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Topic: Boccaccio '70 (1962)
Feature Films
by Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini, Mario Monicelli
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Synopsis Marcello Mastroianni, as a lonely city transplant, and Maria Schell, as a sheltered girl haunted by a loverâs promise, meet by chance on a canal bridge and begin a tentative romance that quickly entangles them in a web of longing and self-delusion. Luchino Viscontiâs Le notti bianche, an exquisite adaptation of Dostoyevskyâs âWhite Nights,â translates this romantic, shattering tale of two restless souls into a ravishing black-and-white dream. âThe Criterion Collection Cast:...
Topics: White Nights - Le notti bianche (1957), Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini, Mario...