Originally produced as a motion picture in 1960. Based on the novel "Il ponte della Ghisolfa" by Giovanni Testori. The story of four poor Italian brothers and their mother who leave their country home and move to bustling Milan with hopes of improving their bitter fortune. The family is thrown into chaos when two of the brothers are torn apart by their love for the same woman and their struggles to succeed in a viciously competitive world.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1961. Winner of the Palme d'or at Cannes. Marcello is a young playboy and jaded journalist who spends his days between celebrities and rich people, seeking ephemeral joy in parties and sex. When a famous film star comes to Rome, he does everything he can to meet her, and when he does, he is totally charmed by her. Famous for coining the word 'paparazzo' after one of its characters, this is one of Fellini's best films and made its title synonymous with the exuberant and decandent lifestyle of an era.
Originally released as a motion picture 1961. Based on the novel by Alberto Moravia. Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film in 1962. Cesira and her daughter Rosetta venture from Rome to Naples to escape the ravages of war. Cesira’s only concern is her daughter’s safety, but she is also victimized by the men who are more interested in her physique than in offering shelter, food, or human comfort. Sophia Loren won more than 20 international awards for her portrayal of Cesira, including the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1961. The first of Pasolini's films, Accattone presents a vivid picture of the slums of Rome through a story of a pimp, his friends, his enemies and his girls.
Originally released in 1962. The winner of a Special Jury prize at Cannes, this exquisitely performed and photographed drama refines Antonionis thematic preoccupation with the difficulties of communication and the impossibility of love. A masterpiece of technique and composition, LEclisse is a challenging and enigmatic work and a cornerstone of 1960s European cinema.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1963. Based on the novel by Giuseppe Tommasi de Lampedusa. A historical drama set in 1860 about a Sicilian prince who recognizes the crumbling of the aristocracy and meets the changing scene and the rise of the middle class with pride.
Digitally restored and remastered collectors edition. Originally produced as motion picture in 1963. Fellini's autobiographical film about a famous film director who loses his inspiration in the midst of making a film. Much of the story is told in flashback sequences.
Originally produced in 1963. Features a trio of stories about sex, each starring Loren and Mastroianni. In the first vignette (Adelina of Naples), a woman avoids jail time by pumping out babies with a willing accomplice. In the second vignette (Anna of Milan), a pair of lovers are forced to work out their problems in a car. The third vignette (Mara of Rome) is the story of a prostitute who quits her best john for a man of the cloth.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1969. David di Donatello Awards 1969 for Best Film. Frank, a vicious and sadistic gun-for-hire, tries to wrest control of the Sweetwater land from the New Orleans prostitute and widow Jill McBain. Framed by Frank, the outlaw Cheyenne sets out to prove his innocence, while the enigmatic Harmonica broods and waits before revealing his part in the bloody proceedings.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1970. Won Academy Awards in 1971 for Best Foreign Language Film. A Kafkian story. A fascistoid police inspector kills his mistress and deliberately leaves clues just to find out how big his reputation is as "a citizen above suspicion."
Originally released as a motion picture in 1975. A psychic who can read minds picks up the thoughts of a murderer in the audience and soon becomes a victim. An English pianist gets involved in solving the murders, but finds many of his avenues of inquiry cut off by new murders, and he begins to wonder how the murderer can track his movements so closely.
Based on the novel 'Il contesto' by Leonardo Sciascia. Originally released as a motion picture in 1976. Won David di Donatello & Golden Globes Awards in 1976 for Best Film. A detective is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation he discovers a plot that involves the Italian Communist Party.
Based on the novel by Dino Buzzati. Originally released as a motion picture in 1976. David di Donatello Awards 1977 for Best Film. A young officer commissioned to a desert post anxiously waits for the chance to measure himself against the enemy, the Tartars. However, each day passes like the one before, each interminable, and he falls ill and dies without ever having the chance to go into combat: an allegory of life as a vain search for glory.
Originally issued as a motion picture in 1978. David di Donatello Award 1979 for Best Fillm. A sprawling saga of peasant life in late nineteenth century Italy. Set over four seasons, this is the story of three communal farming families struggling to survive in the face of poverty.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1982. Awards: Cannes Film Festival 1982 (Grand Jury Prize), Film Critics Awards 1983 (Best Film, Best Director), David di Donatello Awards 1983 (Best Film, Best Director). Depicts the final days of World War II in Italy, seen mostly through the eyes of a six-year-old girl.