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  • City of Women

    "Phenomenal!" A gigantic motion picture spectacle...Witty...Dazzling...Wonderfully uninhibited." - The New York Times

    Marcello Mastroianni appears as Fellini's alter ego in a semi-reprise of his character from 8 1/2, Snàporaz. As though passing into a dream, the charismatic avatar finds himself ...

  • The Conformist

    In Mussolini's Italy, repressed Jean-Louis Trintignant, trying to purge memories of a youthful, homosexual episode--and murder--joins the Fascists in a desperate attempt to fit in. Based on the 1951 novel by Alberto Moravia.

  • Kaos

    "Rigorous and eloquent, effortlessly poetic, KAOS is the Tavianis at their best." _ The New York Times

    With a free adaptation from Luigi Pirandello's words, the Taviani brothers have constructed an ethereal odyssey into the Sicilian landscape - with four stories and an epilogue - it brings toget...

  • Love & Anarchy

    An epic tragicomedy from director Lina Wertmüller (Seven Beauties), LOVE AND ANARCHY plumbs the depths of fascist Italy from the perspective of a simple farm boy sent to kill Mussolini.

    Giancarlo Giannini (The Seduction of Mimi) won the best acting prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his achin...

  • Night of the Shooting Stars

    "One of the greatest films of the 1980's." - Film Threat

    Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival. Set during the summer of 1944 in a small Tuscan town caught between the threat of destruction by retreating German forces and the advancing American army, this is a bedtime ...

  • Padre Padrone

    "Stirringly affirmative...vivid and very moving." - The New York Times

    Winner of the coveted Palme d'Or, the story of young, barely literate shepherd boy Gavino who lives under the thumb of his tyrannical peasant father. He is ultimately rescued from his family and his isolated lifestyle by a ca...

  • The Seduction of Mimi

    THE SEDUCTION OF MIMI is a raucous sex comedy that brought international fame to director Lina Wertmuller (Swept Away).

    Giancarlo Giannini (Love and Anarchy) gives a wonderfully comic performance as the sad sack Mimi, a Sicilian laborer whose refusal to vote for the Mafia's candidate leads him t...

  • Shooting The Mafia

    Sicilian photographer Letizia Battaglia began a lifelong battle with the Mafia when she first dared to point her camera at a brutally slain victim. A woman whose passions led her to abandon traditional family life and become a photojournalist in the 1970s—the first female photographer to be emplo...

  • The Skin

    Based on the memoirs of author Curzio Malaparte, diplomatic liaison between the Allied and Italian forces after the defeat of the Nazi’s in Italy, director Cavani’s (THE NIGHT PORTER) film is an unflinching look at the collapse of Italian society under the US occupation and the desperate measures...

  • Terraferma

    "Striking, invigorating and dramatic." - The New York Times Set on and around a summer tourist island off the coast of Sicily, Terraferma tells the story of tw...