Originally produced as a motion picture in 2000. Winner of the David di Donatello Awards for Best Film, 2000. When a harried housewife is accidentally left behind while on vacation with her family, she decides to take a holiday of her own in Venice. She becomes charmed by the city and her newfound freedom. She decides to extend her stay, finding a job in a flower shop, renting a room from a wistful waiter, and rediscovers her love for playing the accordion. But her solo journey does not sit well with her tyrannical husband, who hires an amateur detective to bring her back home.
Call Number: CHIFLEY PN1997.2.M446 2010 (2 DVD set)
Originally produced in 2003 as a miniseries for Italian television, titled: La meglio gioventù. Subsequently released as a motion picture in English then French. A family epic spanning four decades from the 1960s to the 1990s. Focusing on two brothers, Nicola and Matteo, the film incorporates defining events in Italy's history, including the hippy movement, the flood of Florence, the Red Brigades, Mafia scandals, kidnapping and political assassinations.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005. Based on the novel by Cristina Comencini. Examines the trauma and shame of a woman who is suddenly forced to confront traumatic experiences from her childhood at the hands of her father.
Originally released in 2006 as a motion picture. Winner of the 2007 David di Donatello Awards for Best Film. Irena is a young Ukranian woman living in a unidentified Italian city. Soon we discover she has a horrible past of violence and humiliation. To pursue a mysterious aim she manages, by any means legal and illegal, to get the job as a house servant for a wealthy couple with a little girl. She grows closer to the family, especially to the girl, who suffers from a rare neurological disease. But someone will come back from her past, bringing new horrors and violence.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007. Winner of the 2008 David di Donatello Awards for Best Film. A brilliant detective from Southern Italy investigates the death of a young girl found drowned in a remote lake in the mountains of Friuli.
Originally produced as an Italian/French motion picture in 2008. Seven-time Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti's long career was dogged by persistent accusations of conspiracy, Mafia connections and state-sponsored terror. This compelling film explores the shocking political machinations and shady criminal underworld surrounding this fascinating and controversial figure.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008. Inspired by "Il mondo deve sapere", a novel by Michela Murgia. Awards for Best Film: David di Donatello 2009; Golden Ciak Awards 2008; Golden Globes Italy 2008; Kineo Awards Italy 2008.
Originally released in 2009. Accompanied by book with title: Uomini d'ogni tempo edited by Daniela Basso. Winner of the 2010 David di Donatello Awards for Best Film. In 1943, an eight year old peasant girl who lost her voice when her newborn brother died, lives a hard life. Her parents are expecting another child, who arrives on the eve of the Marzabotto Massacre.
Call Number: CHIFLEY PN1997.2.G66 2009 (2 DVD set)
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008. Based on the novel by Roberto Saviano. Awards for Best Film: Cannes Grand Prix (2008); David di Donatello (2009); European Film Award (2008); Satellite Award for Best Foreign (Language) Film (2008). Gomorrah recounts five true stories that detail the intricate control the Camorra have over day-to-day life in Southern Italy.
Originally released in 2010. Based on the novel by Anna Banti. Winner of the 2011 David di Donatello Awards for Best Film. Three young men dream of a unified Italy but their idealism soon turns to disillusionment, paranoia and murder.
2010 winner of the Golden Globes Awards (Best Film). Tommaso is the youngest son of the Cantones, a large, traditional Southern Italian family operating a pasta-making business since the 1960s. On a trip home from Rome, where he studies literature and lives with his boyfriend, Tommaso decides to tell his parents the truth about himself. But when he is finally ready to come out in front of the entire family, his older brother Antonio ruins his plans.
Originally released in 2012. The film won the 2012 David of Donatello Awards for the Best Film of they year, as well as the EuroCinema Hawai'i Awards in the same category. Inmates at a high-security prison in Rome prepare for a public performance of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar."
Call Number: CHIFLEY PN1997.2.G732 2013 (2 DVD set)
In 2014 the film won Best Foreign Language Film of the Year at the 86th Academy Awards, as well as the Golden Globe and the BAFTA award in the same category. 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 timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
Originally produced as a motion picture in Italy in 2012. Winner of the 2013 David di Donatello Awards for Best Film. A story centered on an eccentric art auctioneer and his obsession with an heiress/collector.
Originally released in 2014. Winner of the 2014 David di Donatello Awards and the Venice Film Festival Awards for Best Film. The story of three brothers from the ‘Ndrangheta crime syndicate and of their divided soul.