NEW ITALIAN CINEMA ON DVD
ATTACCO ALLO STATO/POLITICAL TARGET (15) 2006 ITALY SOAVI, MICHELE £9.99
Made-for-TV Italian crime drama based on a true story.
ACQUA E ZUCCHERO: CARLO DI PALMA, I COLORI DELLA VITA/WATER AND SUGAR – CARLO DI PALMA, THE COLOURS OF LIFE (EX) 2016 ITALY KAMKARI , FARIBORZ 15.99
Documentary focusing on the career of Italian cinematographer Carlo Di Palma. The son of a film camera operator and a flower seller on the Spanish Steps, Di Palma developed an interest in films at an early age and, despite his poor background, went on to work with influential directors including Michelangelo Antonioni, Woody Allen and Vittorio De Sica.
L’AMBIZIOSO/THE CLIMBER (15) 1975 ITALY SQUITIERI, PASQUALE DUAL FORMAT DVD – BLU RAY £24.99
Aldo is a young ambitious smuggler who is looking to make a name for himself in the criminal underworld. However when the local crime boss cheats him, Aldo decides to forms his own gang to get his revenge.
L’ATTESA/THE WAIT (12) 2015 ITALY MESSINA, PIERO £19.99
Anna is living in a villa in Sicily when her son Giuseppe’s girlfriend, Jeanne, shows up and the two women bond while they wait for Giuseppe to arrive. However, Anna is hiding a secret about her son’s whereabouts.
BOCCACCIO ’70 (12) 1962 ITALY DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Collection of four short stories, each directed by one of Italy’s most famous directors, focusing on women taking back control of their lives.
DELIVER US (E) 2016 ITALY DE GIACOMO, FEDERICA £12.99
Italian documentary by film-maker Federica De Giacomo focusing on the practice of exorcism in Italy and its clash with modern-day life.
EUROCRIME! THE ITALIAN COP AND GANGSTER FILMS THAT RULED THE ’70S (18) 2012 MALLOY, MIKE £12.99
Documentary exploring the violent Italian crime films of the 1970s.
FAI BEI SOGNI/SWEET DREAMS (12A) 2016 ITALY BELLOCCHIO, MARCO £19.99
Adapted from Massimo Gramellini’s novel, middle-aged reporter Massimowho is still troubled mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of his mother when he was a child. He now needs to confront his traumatic past
IERI OGGI DOMANI/YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW (15) 1967 ITALY DE SICA, VITTORIO DVD – £13.99 BLU RAY £17.99
Portmanteau comedy which features the most popular male and female leads of the Italian 20th century cinema, Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni.
L’INNOCENTE (15) ITALY 1976 VISCONTI, LUCHINO £15.99
Luchino Visconti’s last film is a costume drama set in the 1890s and based on a novella by Gabrielle d’Annunzio about the chauvinistic aristocratic, Tullio Hermil. Tullio flaunts his mistress to his wife but is shaken to his core when he discovers his wife is having an affair.
IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION SEVEN (15) ITALY £23.99
Seventh volume of episodes from the Italian crime drama based on the series of novels by Andrea Camilleri. Features the episodes – ‘A Delicate Matter’, ‘The Mud Pyramid’, ‘A Nest of Vipers’ and ‘According to Protocol’.
LADRI DI BICICLETTE/BICYCLE THIEVES (U) 1948 ITALY SICA, VITTORIO DE £15.99
Oscar winning story of a poor man whose bicycle is stolen and he and his son search Rome for it.
LAMPEDUSA (12) 2016 ITALY £9.99
After moving to the small Italian island of Lampedusa, coast guard Serra finds himself dealing with migrants desperately trying to make it to Europe from northern Africa. With hundreds of people arriving each day, Serra and local reception centre officer Viola do their best to help as many people as they can.
MATRIMONIO ALL’ITALIANA/MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE (15) 1964 ITALY DE SICA, VITTORIO DVD – £13.99 BLU RAY £17.99
Oscar nomination comedy in which rich married Domenico promises his dying mistress, Filumena (played by Sophia Loren), that he will marry her if she survives. She survives and holds him to his promise. Once married Filumena moves her three grown sons into their marital home. Finally she has become master of the house.
NÉ GIULIETTA NÉ ROMEO/A LITTLE LUST (15) 2015 ITALY PIVETTI. VERONICA £15.99
A bullying incident at school forces 16-year-old Rocco Bordin (Andrea Amato) to come out to his liberal middle-class parents, who find it hard to come to terms with the news.
SEX COWBOYS (18) 2016 ITALY GIOTTI, ADRIANO 15.99
Marla and Simone share a passionate, romantic relationship and an unbreakable bond, but are part of the ‘lost generation’, destined to live without a permanent employment, a fixed home and a defined lifestyle.
TENEBRAE (18) 1982 ITALY ARGENTO, DARIO DVD £12.99 BLU RAY £19.99
American writer Peter Neal is in Rome on a book promotion tour, when he finds himself stalked by a serial killer. The killer has embarked on a terrifying murder spree, leaving the victims with a copy of Neal’s book at the crime scene
UMBERTO D. (U) 1953 ITALY SICA, VITTORIO DE £19.99
Film about a retired civil servant and how he manages to survive on his inadequate pension.
UN BACIO /ONE KISS (15) 2016 ITALY COTRONEO, IVAN £15.99
At his new school outrageous and flamboyant Lorenzo befriends Blu who has also been shunned by her peers after an end-of-term scandal. Along with basketball player Antonio the trio united to fight back against their bullying peers.
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