A brand-new archival print, with new English subtitles, of Vittorio de Seta's rarely screened second feature film, which earned Jacques Perrin the Best Actor award at the 1966 Venice Film Festival for his portrayal of a young writer's descent into madness. Lea Padovani costars, and the score is by Ennio Morricone. (see also Detour de Seta in Showcase) | Read More
One of the goals of the Tribeca Film Festival has always been to seek out and encourage new talent and bold visions from every corner of the globe. Get your tickets now to see the first or second documentary feature from an emerging filmmaker chosen as the best of the Fest by a jury of internationally acclaimed filmmakers. | Read More
Panos Cosmatos brings his bold, Kubrickian vision to the screen in stunning detail in this sci-fi fable of a young woman imprisoned in an experimental laboratory facility and the mysterious scientist who is her captor. At once creatively futuristic and hypnotically retro, Beyond the Black Rainbow will absorb viewers in its unique dystopian futurescape. | Read MoreScience Fiction
When his life is shattered by a terrifying accident, a successful interior designer winds up in the desolate extremes of Patagonia, trying to find himself among other lost, disaffected men. Pablo Trapero's haunting film demonstrates why he is at the cutting edge of Argentina's most exciting cinema.
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Offering a rare glimpse into the making of a masterpiece from 1945-Roberto Rossellini's classic of Italian neorealism, Rome Open City- this fascinating documentary emphasizes Rossellini's desire to "do something useful" in the wake of World War II and to find a reason for the Italian people's sacrifices. | Read MoreDocumentary
A virtual history of gangsterism in Italy between the '70s and the '90s, Crime Novel follows the epic trajectory of three young delinquents who dream of taking over the Roman underworld. Eventually their dream becomes a reality, and as their violence escalates, it becomes inseparable from the terrorism, kidnappings, and government corruption simultaneously plaguing Italy. | Read MoreDrama
Vittorio de Seta (b. 1923) is credited with having made both features and documentaries that depicted the brutal industrial development, which transformed Italy in the second half of the 20th Century. This documentary will be accompanied by Martin Scorsese's presentation of several rare de Seta documentary shorts. (See also Almost a Man in Restored and Rediscovered.) | Read More
Roberto Rossellini's delicate mediation of the life of St. Francis of Assisi, whom we follow from his immersion in religion to his attempts at melding spirituality with everyday life. Cowritten with Federico Fellini, this gentle film is structured as a series of simple vignettes that serve to convey St. Francis' universal teachings. | Read More
The turn-of-the-century voyage of a poor family from rural Sicily through the "golden door" of Ellis Island and into America is beautifully portrayed in this visually striking, emotionally resonant narrative. Charlotte Gainsbourg portrays the young bride in this new film by N.Y.U. graduate Crialese that was Italy's Oscar submission this year. In English and French. A Miramax release.
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Ferzan Ozpetek (Facing Windows, A Perfect Day) sets this playful family comedy in the picturesque city of Lecce in the deep south of Italy. Tommaso, a reluctant soon-to-be-partner in his wealthy family's pasta business, has plans to come out—and hopefully get out of his family obligation. But when his plans are thwarted by his brother, Tommaso gets stuck on the path that he was desperately trying to avoid. | Read More
A frequent and inventive daydreamer, little Sergio learns from his parents that he will soon have a baby brother. When he subsequently imagines that he is incinerating this new sibling on the family barbecue, he is overcome - hilariously - with a sense of guilt. | Read MoreDrama
What is there to say except "restored at last." Sergio Leone's breathtakingly beautiful and unforgettable film, as much an opera as it is a Western, has been both adored and reviled since its initial release, but it has been almost impossible to see the way it was intended to be seen-—until now. | Read MoreDrama
An unlikely story of how two energetic Romans created an orchestra composed entirely of immigrants from all over the world living in one area of the Eternal City. When 30 different musicians playing 15 unrelated instruments finally take the stage, they provide a rousing call to arms for all who believe in the mini-miracles of neighborhood cultural initiatives.
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"How to grieve" is the unexpressed question faced by Pietro, a Rome television executive (Nanni Moretti), after his wife's sudden death. This movingly understated film traces his spiritual rebirth. Co-hosted with Italian Cultural Institute of New York. | Read MoreDrama