Cine y cultura italiana || Italian cinema and culture

CMU 390 agosto 2018

Gallery of movies

1. Miseria e Nobiltà 1954


"Miseria e Nobiltà" tells the story of the humble families of Felice Pasquale and his colleague who are hired by a Marquis who wants to marry the daughter of a rich but simple cook, So they pose as aristocrats.

Director: Mario Mattoli Writers: Eduardo Scarpetta, Ruggero Maccari

Con: Totò, Sophia Loren

2. The Giallo - Profondo Rosso 1975


After witnessing the murder of a famous psychic, a musician teams up with a feisty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen assailant bent on keeping a dark secret buried.

Director: Dario Argento

Writers: Dario Argento, Bernardino Zapponi

David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia

3. Giallo 2 - La ragazza che sapeva troppo (Evil Eyes) 1963

Director: Mario Bava

Writers: Ennio De Concini, Sergio Corbucci

Stars: John Saxon, Letícia Román, Valentina Cortese

4. Neorrealismo - Roma città aperta 1945


During the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944, resistance leader Giorgio Manfredi is chased by Nazis and he seeks refuge and escape.

Director: Roberto Rossellini

Writers: Sergio Amidei, Federico Fellini

Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi

5. Modernity & Decadence - La grande bellezza  2013

Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeI. Lo obvio (los estereotipos)

6. Roma & isole: Caro Diario 1993

Nanni Moretti directs himself playing himself in this wry look at life. Presented in three chapters, Moretti uses the experiences of traveling on his motor-scooter, cruising with his friend...

Director: Nanni Moretti

Writer: Nanni Moretti

Nanni Moretti, Renato Carpentieri, Giovanna Bozzolo 

7. Love: L’avventura 1960

A woman disappears during a Mediterranean boating trip. During the search, her lover and her best friend become attracted to each other.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni

Writers: Michelangelo Antonioni, Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti, Lea Massari

8. Men Il sorpasso 1962

An impulsive braggart takes a shy law student for a two-day ride through the Roman and Tuscany countries.

Director: Dino Risi

Writers: Dino Risi, Ettore Scola 

Vittorio Gassman, Catherine Spaak, Jean-Louis Trintignant

9.    Cinema:
Nuovo Cinema Paradiso 1988

A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore

Writers: Giuseppe Tornatore (story), Giuseppe Tornatore (screenplay)

Con Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili

10.    Mar, amor, guerra. Mediterraneo 1991

In WW2, an Italian Army unit of misfits occupies an isolated non-strategic Greek island for the duration of the war.

Director: Gabriele Salvatores

Writer: Enzo Monteleone

Con Diego Abatantuono, Claudio Bigagli, Giuseppe Cederna

11.    La dolce vita 1960

A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome.

Director: Federico Fellini

Writers: Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano

Con Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée

12. Emigración: Pane e Cioccolata 1974

Italian immigrant Nino steadfastly tries to become a member of Swiss Society no matter how awful his situation becomes.

Director: Franco Brusati

Writers: Franco Brusati (story), Franco Brusati (dialogue)

Con: Nino Manfredi, Anna Karina, Paolo Turco

13. Mafia - Gomorra 2008

An inside look at Italy's modern crime families.

Director: Matteo Garrone

Writers: Roberto Saviano, Maurizio Braucci

Con Gianfelice Imparato, Salvatore Abbruzzese, Toni Servillo