Italian films listed by Topic and Themes

 

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BOCCACCIO – issued on DVD and Blu Ray

Boccaccio '70BOCCACCIO ’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.

Mario Monicelli’s ‘Renzo and Luciana’ concerns two lovers who must keep their wedding secret from their employers to avoid the sack.

Anita Ekberg stars in Federico Fellini’s story ‘The Temptation of Dr. Antonio’, about a prudish censor who tries to ban a huge billboard of the star, only to be haunted by its alluring gaze.

Luchino Visconti’s ‘The Job’, a countess decides to get a job after the scandalous exposure of her husband’s infidelities.

‘The Raffle’, Vittorio De Sica tells the story of Zoe (Sophia Loren), who offers herself in a lottery to help pay her pregnant sister’s taxes, but who decides to call off the deal when she falls for a local stable boy.

Fellini’s – I CLOWNS – issued on dual format dvd – Blu Ray edition

I ClownsI CLOWNS (U) 1970 ITALY FELLINI, FEDERICO £19.99

Docudrama written and directed by Federico Fellini. The film aims to satisfy Fellini’s childhood obsession with clowns, featuring footage of the circus and its performers arriving into town, setting up and beginning their transformation from man into clown. The clowns featured in the film include Riccardo Billi as Billi, Gigi Reder as Reder and Tino Scotti as Scotti.

In Italian with English subtitles

DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/italian-films-on-dvd

Fellini’s La Città Delle Donne/City of Women released on dvd this week

Image LA CITTÀ DELLE DONNE/CITY OF WOMEN (18) 1980 ITALY     FELLINI , FEDERICO   £17.99
A late work from celebrated Italian director Federico Fellini, which features his usual blend of circus and comic strip grotesques. When Snaporaz (Marcello Mastroianni), a middle-aged businessman, is enticed off a train he finds himself in a world completely dominated by women. As more and more bizarre adventures happen to him, it is clear that he is moving through his own fears and fantasies about women.

DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/italian-films-on-dvd