100+ YEARS OF THE GREAT ITALIAN MOVIEMAKERS
From the silent era to today, women of Italian origin have stepped behind the camera to tell their stories. We've partnered with Directed By Women to keep those stories alive by featuring women who gave and continue to give voice to the female experience through cinema.
Born in 1933 in Carpi near Modena, Liliana Cavani burst onto the filmmaking scene in the 1970s along with fellow Emilia Romagna natives Bernardo Bertolucci, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Marco Bellocchio.
Alberto Sordi is brilliant in this 1965 gem belonging to the iconic genre of Commedia all’Italiana. The film follows Paolo Anselmi, a self-proclaimed, life-long bachelor who prides himself on his ability to love and leave women until he suffers an upset stomach one night and realizes just how alone he is.
Co-directed by Giuseppe de Liguoro, Adolfo Padovan and Francesco Bertolini, this 1911 film was produced for the world's fair of Torino to mark the 50th anniversary of the Unification of Italy. It premiered in the United States in 1912 and was declared to have begun a new era in filmmaking.
Valerio Mastandrea’s 2018 feature film directorial debut follows Cesare Secondari (Renato Carpentieri), a retired factory worker who with two of his comrades is preparing to protest the unsafe working conditions that led to the death of a young man.
Boasting a stellar cast and iconic scenery, this 1955 romantic comedy follows four young men as they carry out schemes to make quick money during the postwar economic boom. Each scheme is a flop, which gets them into trouble with their better halves and the law.
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