Italian documentary about Carlo Di Palma – ACQUA E ZUCCHERO: CARLO DI PALMA, I COLORI DELLA VITA/WATER AND SUGAR – CARLO DI PALMA, THE COLOURS OF LIFE – out on dvd

Water and Sugar.jpgACQUA 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.

The film features interviews with film-makers including Ken Loach, Wim Wenders, Ettore Scola and Bernardo Bertolucci who discuss their appreciation of Di Palma’s contribution to cinema.

In Italian with English subtitles

 

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Some recent Italian dvd releases

ATTACCO ALLO STATO/POLITICAL TARGET (15) 2006 ITALY SOAVI, MICHELE £9.99
Made-for-TV Italian crime drama based on a true story. The film follows the return of the terrorist organisation, the Red Brigades, after eleven years. An investigation is launched when political advisors Massimo D’Antona (Paolo Maria Scalondro) and Marco Biagi (Stefano Santospago) are murdered.
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.
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.
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.

In Italian with English subtitles.

 

 

IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/ INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION SEVEN released on dvd

INSPECTOR MONTALBANO7IL 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’.

In Italian with English subtitles

ALSO AVAILABLE ON DVD

IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION ONE (15)    ITALY     £19.99
   Four episodes of the Italian crime drama based on the series of novels by Andrea Camilleri.   The episodes are:
 ‘The Snack Thief’, ‘The Voice of the Violin’, ‘The Shape of Water’ and ‘The Mystery of the Terracotta Dog’.
IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION TWO (15)    ITALY     £24.99
   Four episodes of the Italian crime drama based on the series of novels by Andrea Camilleri.  The episodes are: 
‘The Artist’s Touch’, ‘A Trip to Tindari’, ‘The Sense of Touch’, ‘Montalbano’s Croquettes’, ‘The Scent of the Night’ and ‘The Cat and the Goldfinch’.
IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION THREE (15)    ITALY     £19.99
Four episodes of the Italian crime drama based on the series of novels by Andrea Camilleri.  The episodes are:
 ‘Turning Point’, ‘Equal Time’, ‘The Spider’s Patience’ and ‘Find the Lady’.
IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION FOUR (15) ITALY         £19.99
Features ‘August Flame’, ‘The Wings of the Sphinx’, ‘Track of Sand’ and ‘Paper Moon’..

IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION FIVE (15) ITALY         £19.99
Features ‘The Age of Doubt’, ‘The Gull’s Dance’, ‘The Potter’s Field’ and ‘Treasure Hunt’.

IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION. SIX  (15) ITALY         £19.99
    Features ‘Angelica’s Smile’, ‘Hall of Mirrors’, ‘A Voice in the Night’ and ‘A Ray of Light’.

Oscar nomination comedy – MATRIMONIO ALL’ITALIANA/MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE – issued on dvd and Blu Ray

Marriage Italian StyleMATRIMONIO 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.

In Italian with English subtitles.

 

 

 

Italian Film Resources Page.

Links to Free Online Italian fim resouces

Below I have created an extensive list of resources for German films. Hopefully it will of use for those interested in German cinema and to that end I would like to thank the people/organisations would produced them.

Also don’t forget to order the dvds from Worldonlinecinema.com, a small, over 20 year old company, that is  trying to keep an interest in German language and culture alive in the UK.

We are not a internet behemoth that wants to sell all things at the cheapest price, but a company with a love of the subject.

Any suggestions and comments please let me know.

 

 

I CENTO PASSI (15) 2000 ITALY GIORDANA, MARCO TULLIO £19.99
Set in the 1970s, in a small Sicilian town, a young left-wing activist denounces the activities of a local Mafia family. 30 year later the activist is killed and the Mafia is implicated.

ITALIAN NOTES TO I CENTO PASSI 1

ITALIAN NOTES TO I CENTO PASSI

CESARA DEVE MORIRE/CAESAR MUST DIE (12) 2012 ITALY TAVIANI PAOLO & VITTORIO £15.99
Award-winning documentary from renowned Italian filmmakers the Taviani brothers following a production of Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar’ by a group of incarcerated criminals.

ENGLISH NOTES TO CESARA DEVE MORIRE

LA GRANDE BELLEZZA/THE GREAT BEAUTY (15) 2013 ITALY SORRENTINO PAOLO £15.99
Accomplished journalist learns of the death of a former lover and is confronted with the fragility of life.

ITALIAN NOTES TO LA GRANDE BELLEZZA

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT TO LA GRANDE BELLEZZA

NUOVO CINEMA PARADISO/CINEMA PARADISO (PG) 1988 ITALY TORNATORE, GUISEPPE £19.99
The story of a wise old cinema projectionist’s influence on the life of small town Sicilian boy

ITALIAN LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO NUOVO CINEMA PARADISO

IL POSTINO (U) 1995 ITALY RADFORD, MICHAEL £19.99
Oscar winning film, set on a remote Mediterranean island, where a young postman delivers letters to exiled poet Pablo Neruda and the two become friends.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE TO IL POSTINO

LA VITA È BELLA /LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (PG) 1998 ITALY ROBERTO BENIGNI £19.99
Oscar winning film about a charming but bumbling Jewish waiter who must rely on his strengths to protect his family during the Second World War.

ITALIAN LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE TO LA VITA È BELLA

ENGLISH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE TO LA VITA È BELLA

COMPLETE ITALIAN LIST AT
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ALL DVDS ARE IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES , UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.

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DVDS available to buy from – 

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L’ALBERO DEGLI ZOCCOLI /TREE OF WOODEN CLOGS – issue in Dual format – dvd/Blu Ray

Tree of Wooden ClogsL’ALBERO DEGLI ZOCCOLI /TREE OF WOODEN CLOGS (12) 1978 ITALY OLMI, ERMANNO DUAL FORMAT DVD – BLU RAY £24.99
Palme d’Or winning Neorealist film about 19th Century peasants struggle for survival through the cycle of seasons and the cycle of life. The backbreaking work, the loves, marriages, births and deaths, the blind belief in faith and superstition.

Beautifully filmed in an abandoned farm in the province of Bergamo, casting, in the minor roles local people speaking in their native dialect.

In Italian with English subtitles

DVDs available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/italian-films-on-dvd

 

Omar Brignoli

IERI OGGI DOMANI/YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW – re-issued on dvd and Blu Ray

Yesterday, Today and TomorrowIERI 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.

Oscar winning film staring Sophia Loren, who plays three different women in this trilogy of stories, set in Naples, Milan and Rome.

In Naples Lorens plays Adelina who sells black-market cigarettes, who is constantly pregnant as the authorities are reluctant to arrest a pregnant woman.

In Milan, she is wealthy Anna having an affair with poor Renzo, whose infatuation is tested.
In Rome, prostitute Mara seeks the help of her client Augusto to spurn the advances of her neighbor’s infatuated grandson.

In Italian with English subtitles

Italian crime drama – L’AMBIZIOSO/THE CLIMBER – available in dual format set

ClimberL’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 dicides to forms his own gang to get his revenge.

In Italian with English subtitles.

 

Some European films due on dvd in the next few months

A ROYAL AFFAIR (15) 2016 DENMARK ARCEL, NIKOLAJ DVD – £15.9 BLU RAY – £19.99
Young physician to the psychologically unstable King Frederik of Denmark begins to dominate the court. He wins the affections of the young Queen and becomes involved in state affairs to promote enlightenment, implementing freedom of the press and of expression, abolishing torture and serfdom, reforming the school system and curtailing the privileges of the aristocracy.
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 dicides to forms his own gang to get his revenge.
CEZANNE ET MOI (15) 2016 FRANCE THOMPSON, DANIÈLE £19.99
The film focuses on the friendship between 19th century post-impressionist painter Paul Cezanne and novelist Émile Zola.
DIABOLO MENTHE/PEPPERMINT SODA (12) 1977 FRANCE KURYS, DIANE DUAL FORMAT DVD & BLU RAY £19.99
Coming of age debut film by Diane Kurys which offers an intricate view of adolescence in 1960s France.
ELLE (18) 2016 FRANCE VERHOEVEN, PAUL £19.99
Adapted from Philippe Djian’s novel. After a sexually assaulted in her own home, Michèle Leblanc (Isabelle Huppert) decides not to report the incident to the police but to hunt down the assailant on her own and so becoming embroiled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse which soon threatens to get out of hand.
ESTEROS (15) 2016 ARENTINA CUROTTO, PAPU £15.99
Matias and Jeronimo have know each other since childhood and have developed feels for each other. However Matias’s father accept a job in Brazil to break up their relationship. Ten years later Matías, along with his girlfriend, return to Argentina. On meeting his old friend Jerónimo, the two men still find they have passionate feelings for one another.


FRANTZ (12A) 2016 FRANCE OZON, FRANÇOIS £15.99
German woman Anna has lost her fiancé Frantz in the First World War. On one of her daily visits to his grave, a year after his death, she is startled by a young Frenchman named Adrien who claims to know her late partner from their shared time studying in Paris together before the war.
J’ACCUSE (12) 1938 FRANCE GANCE, ABEL DUAL FORMAT DVD & BLU RAY £19.99
Acclaimed as one of cinema’s finest anti-war films. Having experienced the horrors of the First World War, idealistic poet Jean Diaz turns to technology in a bid to prevent further barbarity. But a meddling and unscrupulous bureaucracy allows Jean’s plans to be hijacked as Europe slides towards another great conflict.
LOLA (15) 1981 GERMANY FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER DVD £17.99 BLU RAY £19.99
Set during Germany’s 1950s Wirtschaftswunder. Lola leads a double life as a steamy cabaret singer and as a single mother. Building inspector Von Bohm is in love with Lola, but little does he know that Lola is the ex lover of local property developer Schukert who is being investigated by Von Bohm for corrupt.
MALGRÉ LA NUIT/DESPITE THE NIGHT (18) 2015 FRANCE GRANDRIEUX, PHILIPPE £15.99
Visually experimental film in which musician Lenz heads to Paris to searches for his lover. However when he finally tracks her down he finds her devastated by a tragic loss and she has sought oblivion in the murky Parisian underworld.
DER MÜDE TOD – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (PG) 2021 GERMANY LANG, FRITZ DUAL FORMAT EDITION £19.99
Silent fantasy drama about a heartbroken young woman who confront Death to save her dead fiancé
NERUDA (15) 2016 CHILE LARRAÍN, PABLO £12.99
Set in Santiago in 1948, Gael García Bernal plays inspector Oscar Peluchonneau, who is looking to arrest the poet Pablo Neruda for denouncing the Chilean government. However on meeting Peluchonneau, Neruda strikes up an unexpected friendship with the inspector, inspiring Neruda to pen a collection of poems.
WESTFRONT 1918/KAMERADSCHAFT – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (PG) 1930-1 GERMANY PABST, GEORG W DUAL FORMAT DVD-BLU RAY £24.99
‘Westfront 1918’ (1930) four German infantrymen suffer the hardships and insanity of trench warfare in the First World War. ‘Kameradschaft’ (1931), is set in 1919, a team of German miners risk their lives to save a group of French miners trapped underground in a mining explosion.

ALL DVDS ARE IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES , UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.

DVD available to buy at –

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Italian film – FAI BEI SOGNI/SWEET DREAMS – available on dvd

Sweet DreamsFAI 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

In Italian with English subtitles.

 

Vittorio De Sica Neo-Realist film -UMBERTO D – released on dvd

Umberto DUMBERTO D. (U) 1953 ITALY SICA, VITTORIO DE £19.99
Umberto, a lonely retired civil servant, manages to survive on his inadequate pension but is driven to the brink of suicide, only to realise that their would be no one to look after his dog if he took his life.

This Neo-Realist film was for years banned in Italy as it was seen as subversive and painted a negative picture of the country.

In Italian with English subtitles.

Some other De Sica films on dvd

bicycle-thievesLADRI 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.

In Italian with English subtitles.

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two-womenLA CIOCIARA /TWO WOMEN (15) 1960 ITALY DE SICA, VITTORIO DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
1943 a woman and her teenage daughter travel form war torn Rome to her native village of Ciociaria. When the allies arrive they travel back to Rome and experience the horrors of war that they had hoped to escape.

In Italian with English subtitles.

my-voyage-to-italyIL MIO VIAGGIO IN ITALIA/MY VOYAGE TO ITALY (12) 1999 £12.99
Martin Scorsese presents this documentary in which he discusses Italian films that have had an impact on him. The programme takes a look at films by Rossellini, De Sica, Visconti, Fellini and Antonioni in the context of emotion, style, staging, technique, politics and cinematic influence.

In Italian with English subtitles.

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Viconti’s – L’INNOCENTE – reissued on dvd

INNOCENTEL’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.
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OTHER LUCHINO VISCONTI FILMS AVAILABLE ON DVD
BELLISSIMA (PG) ITALY 1951 VISCONTI, LUCHINO £19.99
A mother hatches unrealistic plans for her daughter’s show business career when a famous director comes to town and starts casting the role of a young girl for his movie.
DEATH IN VENICE (15) 1971 VISCONTI, LUCHINO IN ENGLISH £12.99
Adaptation of the Thomas Mann story. DVD CAN BE PLAYED IN FRENCH AND ITALIAN .
IL GATTOPARDO/LEOPARD (PG) 1963 ITALY Visconti, LUCHINO £19.99
Film based Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s best-selling novel.
LUDWIG (PG) 1972 ITALY VISCONTI, LUCHINO £22.99
Opulent drama. about the King of Bavaria Ludwig II.
OSSESSIONE (PG) 1942 B/W ITALY VISCONTI, LUCHINO £19.99
Based on James Cain’s book the Postman always rings Twice. A remarkable debut film.
ROCCO E I SUOI FRATELLI/ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS (15) 1960 ITALY VISCONTI, LUCHINO DUAL BLU RAY & DVD EDITION £22.99
Many subplots are interwoven to make a broad canvas of contemporary Italian life.
LA TERRA TREMA (PG) 1948 ITALY B/W VISCONTI, LUCHINO £19.99
Account of the tough life led by Sicilian fishermen.
In Italian with English subtitles.

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Italian LGBT comedy drama – NÉ GIULIETTA NÉ ROMEO/A LITTLE LUST – out on dvd

a little lustNÉ 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 parents liberal middle-class parents, who find it hard to come to terms with the news. Luckily Rocco’s close friends stand by him and join him in running away from home see their favourite singer in concert in this comedy drama.

In Italian with English subtitles


DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/italian-films-on-dvd

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Vittorio de Sica’s – LADRI DI BICICLETTE/BICYCLE THIEVES – issued on dvd

bicycle-thievesLADRI 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.

Part of neorealist cinema movement that  shows the urban poverty in post-war Italy.

Antonio and his family are living on the breadline until Antonio lands a job as a bill-sticker.

However as a bicycle is need to carry out his new job  he is devastated when it is stolen.

Antonio sets out with his son Bruno across the city of Rome to look for it.

In Italian with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/italian-films-on-dvd