"The Conformist", Dir: Bernardo Bertolucci, 1970
Bernardo Bertolluci's 1970 film "The Conformist, based on a novel of the same title by Alberto Moravia and available to rent on YouTube..
Film reviews of all the films I should have seen but didn't...
What do you do if you receive a Christmas present that is a membership to the British Film Institute when there's a pandemic on...?
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Produced in 1968, "Spirits of The Dead", (alternately entitled "Tales of Mystery and Imagination"...
Vitti was able to demonstrate her range as an actress in the preceding trilogy and her role in "The Red Desert" is no exception..
"Love In The City" (Italian: "Amore in Citta") uses a similar faux-documentary style broken down into chapters...
However, this is really Sophia Loren's film and she is placed center-stage as a street smart young woman...
As promised in Part #1 of a review of "Boccaccio 70", and since I felt each film in the portmanteau deserved a separate review..
With a running time of over 3 hours, I would normally have given "Boccaccio 70" a wide berth..
I've reviewed Pietro Germi's "Divorce Italian Style" in an earlier post and it makes sense to check out "Marriage Italian Style"..
Anyone stumbling on my lockdown cinema blog will be immediately aware of the film posters that feature prominently...
"La Visita" stars Sandra Milo as "Pina" - by this point a regular in Pietrangelo's films - with the French actor François Périer as "Adolfo"
I came across his 1955 "Commedia All'Italiana" film starring Alberto Sordi, an actor most associated with the genre...
There's nothing particularly thematic to connect these two films that I watched recently, one on BFI Player and the other via Amazon Prime..
It's probably fair to say that I've become a little addicted to "Commedia Al'Italiana" as I discover the vast output of the genre..
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