LA LEGGENDA DEL SANTO BEVITORE /LEGEND OF THE HOLY DRINKER – available on Dual Format DVD/BLU RAY

Legend of the Holy DrinkerLA LEGGENDA DEL SANTO BEVITORE /LEGEND OF THE HOLY DRINKER (PG) 1988 ITALY OLMI, ERMANNO DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £24.99
Based on Joseph Roth novella, Kartak is a homeless alcoholic in Paris who is given 200 Francs by an elderly man and told it must be repaid to the Shrine of St Therese. Although Kartak, is a man of honour, his will is weak and he spends the money on drink. With no means to replay the money he has visions of St Therese chiding him for his failure to settle his debts.

In Italian with English subtitles

 

 

 

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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