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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 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
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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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by Majid Majidi
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Synopsis Mehrollah is a 14 year old boy who is forced to provide for his family after the death of his father to find a job, he travels to the southern parts of the country. Upon his return to his hometown, he notices certain changes in the family. Pedar (translated here as The Father, though the film's working title was The Stepfather) is about 14-year-old Mehrollah, whose father dies and who heads off to a southern port city to find work and support the family. When he returns home, however,...
Topics: The Father - Pedar (1996), Majid Majidi
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by Majid Majidi
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Synopsis In a building site in present-day Tehran, Lateef, a 17 years old Iranian worker is irresistibly drawn to Rahmat, a young Afghan worker. The revelation of Rahmat's secret changes both their lives. Winner for Best Film at the Montreal Film Festival, this wonderfully romantic and uplifting story is from the acclaimed director of the Academy Award(R) nominee CHILDREN OF HEAVEN (Best Foreign Language Film, 1999). In a Tehran building site, a 17-year-old Iranian named Lateef is known more...
Topics: Baran - Hamsay-e khoda (2001), Majid Majidi
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by Majid Majidi
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Synopsis Karimâs life on an ostrich farm with his family in a rural village west of Tehran is turned upside down when a particulary ornery ostrich escapes his care at work and he is subsequently fired from his job. Karim then sets off toward the thriving metropolis of Tehran, where he finds work as a motorcycle taxi driver. Beautifully crafted, often sentimental and sometimes humorous, this moving story set among Iranian societyâs underprivileged explores how capitalism and technology corrupt...
Topic: The Song of Sparrows - Avaze Gonjeshk-ha (2008)
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by Majid Majidi
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Synopsis Karimâs life on an ostrich farm with his family in a rural village west of Tehran is turned upside down when a particulary ornery ostrich escapes his care at work and he is subsequently fired from his job. Karim then sets off toward the thriving metropolis of Tehran, where he finds work as a motorcycle taxi driver. Beautifully crafted, often sentimental and sometimes humorous, this moving story set among Iranian societyâs underprivileged explores how capitalism and technology corrupt...
Topic: The Song of Sparrows - Avaze Gonjeshk-ha (2008)
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by Majid Majidi
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Synopsis Long - awaited Majid Majidi's new feature tells the story of Yusef, a 45 - year - old professor of literature. Having lost his eyesight when he was little, he has lived in the darkness. Now, he just enjoys a peaceful life with his wife and daughter. But when he visits France to get treatment for some other illness, his eyesight, in a bizarre twist, is regained. Back home, how can he reconcile what he has seen in his heart so far with reality? The film received the awards including the...
Topic: Beed-e majnoon (2005)
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by Majid Majidi
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Synopsis Mohammad, a boy at Tehran's institute for the blind, waits for his dad to pick him up for summer vacation. While waiting, he realizes a baby bird has fallen from its nest: he chases away a cat, finds the bird, climbs a tree, and puts it back. His father finally comes and takes him to their village where his sisters and granny await. The lad is a loving student of nature and longs for village life with his family, but his father is ashamed of him, wanting to farm the boy out to clear...
Topics: Range khoda (1999), Majid Majidi
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...
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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)