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John M. Kelly Library

Movies: Italian Cinema

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Accatone

Accatone = The Scrounger

PN1997 .A251 2003 DVD
116 minutes ; released 1961.
This is the story of a pimp, his friends, his enemies, his girls and the Roman slums.
Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini
In Italian with English subtitles.

Agata

Agata e la Tempesta = Agata and the Storm

PN1997.2 .A438 2005 DVD
118 minutes ; released 2004.
When Agata, the popular bookshop proprietor and dispenser of sunny wisdom is suddenly wooed by a man almost half her age, her electricity hits high-voltage.
Directed by Silvio Soldini.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Age

The Age of Medici

PN1997 .A446 2009 DVD
255 minutes ; released 1972.
Roberto Rossellini's loving portrait of fifteenth-century Florence and the Medici political dynasty. Directed by Roberto Rossellini.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Three

L'Albero degli Zoccoli = The Tree of Wooden Clogs

PN1997 .A4 2004 DVD
177 minutes ; released 1978.
This engrossing film throws the viewer into the lives of peasants in 19th century Northern Italy.
Directed by Ermanno Olmi.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Al di Là della Nuvole = Beyond the Clouds

PN1997 .A42 2000 DVD
109 minutes ; released 1995.
Four stories of love and illusion are told from the perspective of a wandering film director.
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni.
In Italian or French with optional English subtitles.

Amarcord

Amarcord

PN1997 .A47 1998 DVD
127 minutes ; released 1973.
Daily life in a small Italian town in the 1930s.
Directed by Federico Fellini.
In Italian or English with optional English subtitles.

Love Anger

L'Amore e Rabbia = Love and Anger

PN1997 .A467 2005 DVD
102 minutes ; released 1969.
A collection of five short linked stories of love, anger, and indifference at the end of the 20th century.
Directors include Carolo Lizzani, Bernardo Bertolucci, Jean-Luc Godard, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Marco Bellocchio.
In Italian with English subtitles.

White

L'Angelo Bianco = The White Angel

PN1997 .A467 2005 DVD
100 minutes ; released 1955.
The torment isn't over for the couple from Nobody's children: in this imensely satisfying, almost surreal sequel, the ship of sorrow sails on, this time with a plot that includes a boat accident, a doppelgänger, a prison riot, and so much more.
Directed by Raffaello Matarazzo.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Antonio, Guerriero di Dio = Anthony, Warrior of God

BX4700 .A6 A58 2008 DVD
100 minutes ; released 2006.
A reformed criminal recounts the story of Saint Anthony who challenged the money lenders that enslaved the people of Padua.
Directed by Antonello Belluco.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Aprile

Aprile = April

PN1997 .A6755 2008 DVD
75 minutes ; released 1998.
Nanni Moretti recounts his experience of adjusting to first-time fatherhood, the circumstances of which are complicated by the fact that he is attempting to produce a political documentary at the same time.
Directed by Nanni Moretti.
In Italian with optional English subtitles and optional Italian subtitles.

Avve

L'Avventura

PN1997 .A99 2001 DVD
143 minutes ; released 1960.
A girl mysteriously disappears on a yachting trip. While her lover and her best friend search for her across Italy, they begin an affair.
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Balia

La Balia = The Nanny

PQ4835 .I7 B322 2003 DVD
103 minutes ; released 1999.
In the early 1900s, a professor and his wife bear a child. But since the mother can supply neither milk, nor even love, to the baby, the professor hires an illiterate country girl as wet nurse and nanny, ultimately creating an explosive situation among all four.
Directed by Marco Bellocchio.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Bambini

I Bambini Ci Guardano = The Children Are Watching Us

PQ4847.I5P752 2006 DVD
84 minutes ; released 1944.
A four-year-old boy is trapped in a loveless family with his suicidal father and his adulteress mother.
Directed by Vittorio DeSica.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Bellissima = Beautiful

PN1997 .B4545 2010 DVD
110 minutes ; released 1951.
The story of Maddalena, a screen struck mother, who is convinced her daughter has the potential to become a motion picture star. In order to create a better life for her family, she risks everything for the dream of her daughter being discovered in an open casting.
Directed by Luchino Visconti.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Berlinguer

Berlinguer, Ti Voglio Bene = Berlinguer, I Love You

PN1997 .B475 2005 DVD
91 minutes ; released 1977.
A light comedy about the strange relationship between a young man and his mother.
Directed by Giuseppe Bertolucci.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Bianca

Bianca

PN1997 .B5358 2008 DVD
96 minutes ; released 1984.
Michele, neurotic and lonely, spies upon others and interferes in their affairs. He is the first to be suspected when a neighbor is murdered.
Directed by Nanni Moretti.
In Italian with English or Italian subtitles.

Il Bidone = The Swindler

PN1997 .B536 2000 DVD
91 minutes ; released 1955.
An aging swindler, ringleader of a trio of petty thieves who impersonates priests to cheat peasants, finally realizes the futility of his life.
Directed by Federico Fellini.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Besieged

PN1997 .B4754 2007 DVD
92 minutes ; released 1999.
After her husband is arrested in Africa, Shandurai flees to an enchanting villa in Rome where she gains employment working for an eccentric recluse composer and falls in love.
Directed by Bernardo Bertoluuci
In English.

Blaise Pascal

PN1997 .B553 2009 DVD
129 minutes ; released 1972.
Evoking the terror and desperation of the seventeenth century, this film brings to life Blaise Pascal, the philosopher and mathematician who, amidst religious persecution and ignorance, believed in a harmony between God and science.
Directed by Roberto Rossellini.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Blow-up

Blow-up

PN1997 .B68 2004 DVD
102 minutes ; released 1966.
A drama recounting the adventures of a young fashion photographer in London who finds indications of murder when he develops film which he shot of a man and woman in a park.
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni.
In English and Italian.

Brother

Brother Sun, Sister Moon

BX4700 .F6 B76 2003 DVD
120 minutes ; released 1973.
The story focuses on the early years of St. Francis of Assisi.
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli.
In English with English and French subtitles.

Caimano

Il Caimano

PN1997.2 .C356 2008 DVD
108 minutes ; released 2006.
A famous B-movie producer who is in debt and having marital problems pins all his hopes on filming a controversial new screenplay about Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
Directed by Nanni Moretti.
In Italian with optional English, French or Italian subtitles.

Camorrista

Il Camorrista

HV6453 .I8 M3323 2005 DVD
164 minutes ; released 1986.
Based on a novel by Giuseppe Marrazzo.
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore.
In Italian with Italian subtitles.

Cammina Cammina = Keep Walking

BT315 .C365 2003 DVD
160 minutes ; released 1993.
When one of the Magi sees a comet streak across the sky, he interprets the heavenly body as a divine message. He embarks on a journey...
Directed by Ermanno Olmi.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Quiet Chaos

Caos Calmo = Quiet Chaos

PQ4882 .E7675 C3622 2010 DVD
113 minutes ; released 2010.
Pietro has just lost his wife, and he is left alone with their young daughter...
Based on the novel "Caos calmo" by Sandro Veronesi.
Directed by Antonello Grimaldi.
In Italian and French with English and French subtitles.

Caro

Caro Diario = Dear Diary

PN1997 .C3726 2008 DVD
96 minutes ; released 1993.
Three autobiographical vignettes about a man in Rome.
Directed by Nanni Moretti.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Cartesius

PN1997 .C373 2009 DVD
162 minutes ; released 1974.
Intimate portrait of seventeenth-century thinker Ren Descartes.
Directed by Roberto Rossellini
In Italian with English subtitles.

Casanova

PN1997 .C37366 2010 DVD
148 minutes ; released 1976.
The film opens with a carnival in Venice as a prelude to a series of erotic encounters that follow Giacomo Casanova through the cities of 18th century Europe.
Directed by Federico Fellini.
In Italian, largely dubbed, with optional English subtitles; alternative English soundtrack with Italian subtitles.

Catene = Chains

PN1997 .C4356 2011 DVD
94 minutes ; released 1949.
Matarazzo's breakthrough melodrama concerns the virtuous wife of a mechanic whose happy family is torn asunder when a former flame re-enters her life by chance and pursues her relentlessly.
Directed by Raffaello Matarazzo.
In Italian with English subtitles.

C'eravamo

C'Eravamo Tanto Amati = We All Loved Each Other So Much

PN1997 .C473 2001 DVD
124 minutes ; released 1969.
In a retrospective allegory, Ettore Scola examines the lives of three resistance fighters and their transformation over thirty years.
Directed by Ettore Scola.
In Italian, with English subtitles.

Salome

Chiamami Salomè = Call me Salomè

PR5820 .S223 2011 DVD
96 minutes ; released 2004.
Oscar Wilde's classic tragedy. An abandoned factory in which a never ending party takes place is the set of a tremendous orgy of power, madness, violence and sex.
Directed by Claudio Sestieri.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Le Chiavi di Casa = The Keys to the House

PN1997.2 .C453 2005 DVD
107 minutes ; released 2004.
Gianni is reunited with Paolo, the 15-year-old son he has never seen. The reunion is not Gianni's idea but that of Paolo's doctor who hopes the connection will benefit the troubled boy.
Directed by Gianni Amelio.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Cinema

Il Cinema Paradiso

PN1997 .C56 2002 DVD
124 minutes ; released 1989.
A young boy in a small Italian village is befriended by the projectionist at the movie theater, who encourages the boy to pursue his dream of one day making movies.
Directed by Guseppe Tornatore.
In English, French, or Italian with optional subtitles in English or French.

Two

La Ciociara = Two Women

PQ4829 .O62 C52 2001 DVD
PQ4829 .O62 C52 1998 DVD
110 minutes ; released 1960.
An Italian widow and her teenage daughter are raped by Allied soldiers.
Directed by Vittorio De Sica.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Clare and Francis

BX4700 .F6 C6 2008 DVD
200 minutes; released 2007
A film which gives equal weight to the lives of Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Clare.
Starring Ettore Bassi and Mary Petruolo.
Directed by Fabrizio Costa.
In Italian or dubbed English.

I Clowns = The Clowns

PN1992.77 .C569 2011 DVD
92 minutes; released 1970.
The film reflects Fellini's childhood obsession with clowns and begins with a young boy watching a circus set up from his bedroom window.
Directed by Federico Fellini.
In Italian or French with English subtitles.

Come te

Come Te Nessuno Mai = But Forever in My Mind

PN1997 .C6395 2007 DVD SMC
110 minutes ; released 1999.
Silvio makes the mistake of telling his gossipy best friend Ponzi that he kissed the school's prettiest girl, who has a very jealous boyfriend.
Directed by Gabrielle Muccino.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Commare

La Commare Secca = The Grim Reaper

PN1997 .C65 2005 DVD
93 minutes ; released 1962.
The corpse of a Roman prostitute is found along the banks of the Tiber River. The police round up a handful of possible suspects and interrogate them, one by one, each account bringing them closer to the killer.
Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Compagna di Viaggio = Travelling Companion

PN1997 .C65595 2003 DVD
104 minutes ; released 1996.
An attractive unstable girl is hired by a rich woman to follow the woman's forgetful father. The old man takes Cora on an odyssey of self-discovery through Italy.
Directed by Peter Del Monte.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Conformista

Il Conformista = The Conformist

PQ4829 .O62C67822 2006 DVD
111 minutes ; released 1970.
A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes to Paris to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Congiuntura

La Congiuntura = The Situation

PN1997 .C6684 2006 DVD
103 minutes ; released 1964.
A caper comedy in which a group of currency smugglers try to get their gang's money over the border into Swiss banks.
Directed by Ettore Scola.
In Italian with Italian subtitles.

Cristo

Cristo si Fermato a Eboli = Christ Stopped at Eboli

PN1997 .C866 2003 DVD
145 minutes ; released 1979.
An Italian political activist is exiled to a small village in the mid-1930s.
Directed by Franco Rossi.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Cronaca di un Amore = Story of a Love Affair

PN1997 .C869 2005 DVD
98 minutes ; released 1950.
A detective must uncover the past of a beautiful young woman. The man hiring him is the woman's husband, who has become jealous after finding a couple of old photographs of his wife.
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni.
In Italian with English subtitles.

The Dangerous Thread of Things = Eros

PN1997.2 .E767 2005 DVD
40 minutes ; released 2005.
A short film focusing on love, passion and desire; released in a film anthology titled Eros.
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Days

Days and Clouds

PN1997.2 .D397 2008 DVD SMC
115 minutes ; released 2008.
Well-to-do, sophisticated couple, Elsa and Michele, have a 20 year-old daughter, Alice, and enough money for Elsa to leave her job and fulfill an old dream of studying art history. After she graduates, however, their lives change...
Directed by Silvio Soldini.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Decameron

PQ4267 .A3 P376 2002 DVD
111 minutes ; released 1971.
Pasolini's rendition of 8 of Boccaccio's tales. Includes lusty nuns who perform sexual "miracles," a cheating wife with a head for business, a dying con artist attempting a heavenly swindle, young lovers caught with their pants down, and a servant who loses his head for love.
Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini.
In Italian with English, French or Spanish subtitles.

Deserto dei Tartari = The Desert of the Tartars

PQ4897 .U83 D42 2005 DVD
141 minutes ; released 1976.
A Lieutenant is sent to an isolated fortress on the borders of a desert and of a range of high mountains. The mission of the garrison is to prevent a possible incursion by the fearsome Tartars. All of them are sacrificing everything for a distant military idea.
Directed by Valerio Zurlini.
In Italian or English with optional English subtitles.

Il Deserto Rosso = Red Desert

PN1997 .D4737 2010 DVD
117 minutes ; released 1964.
A neurotic young woman who is married to an engineer in the industrial wasteland of northern Italy, searches in vain to find meaning in her life.
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Diavolo in Corpo = Devil in the Flesh

PQ2635 .A25 D522 2005 DVD
115 minutes; released 1985.
A young woman whose fiance has been sent to prison takes up with another man. When her former lover is released, she must choose between the two men.
Directed by Marco Bellocchio.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Ginger

Dillo con Parole Mie = Ginger and Cinnamon

PN1997.2 .D555 2005 DVD
109 minutes ; released 2003.
A woman and her teenaged niece go on a holiday to the Mediterranean. There the niece falls for an older man who turns out to be her aunt's ex-boyfriend.
Directed by Daniele Luchetti.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Divorzio All'Italiana = Divorce Italian Style

PN1997 .D586 2005 DVD
104 minutes ; released 1962.
A man falls in love with a younger woman, but he is married and divorce is illegal. To get what he wants, he begins an elaborate scheme to kill his wife.
Directed by Pietro Germi.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

La Dolce Vita = The Sweet Life

PN1997 .D635 2004 DVD
174 minutes ; released 1960.
A young journalist reports on Rome's international jet-set, but his encounters lay bare the emptiness behind the glitz.
Directed by Federico Fellini.
In Italian or English with optional English or Spanish subtitles.

Don Bosco

BX4700 .B75 D67 1993 DVD
113 minutes ; released 1988.
A dramatization of the life of the nineteenth-century Italian priest, St. John Bosco, who worked to rescue the homeless children of Turin and founded the Salesian religious order.
Directed by Leandro Castellani.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Don Bosco = Saint John Bosco : Mission of Love.

BX4700 .B75 D66 2006 DVD
200 minutes ; released 2004.
Filmed in Italy, the movie dramatizes the challenges that Don Bosco faced in his founding of the religious order of the Salesians, and his efforts in housing and educating the homeless youth of Turin.
Directed by Lodovico Gasparini.
In Italian or English with English and Spanish subtitles.

Don Camillo + The Return of Don Camillo

PQ4817 .U193 D6 2008 DVD SMC
217 minutes ; released 1952 & 1953.
A Catholic priest clashes with the Communist mayor in an Italian town in the 1950s. Based on novellas by Giovanni Guareschi.
Directed by Julien Duvivier.
Italian with English subtitles.

Don Giovanni

M1500 .M69 D662 2002 DVD
176 minutes ; released 1979.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera about a young Italian nobleman who attempts to seduce a beautiful girl.
Directed by Joseph Losey.
Sung in Italian with subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Thai.

Don Giovanni = I, Don Giovanni

M1500 .M69 D6622 2010 DVD
120 minutes ; released 2009.
Adaptation of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera about a young Italian nobleman who attempts to seduce a beautiful girl.
Directed by Carlos Saura.
In Italian with English subtitles.

The Dreamers

PN1997.2 .D743 2004 DVD
115 minutes ; released 2003.
Three young students in Paris, two French and one American, are brought together by their passion for movies - and each other.
Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
In English, Spanish, or French with optional English or Spanish subtitles.

Nave

E la Nave Va = And the Ship Sails On

PN1997 .E143 1999 DVD
127 minutes ; released 1983.
In 1914, a group of celebrities embarks on a ship for a funeral voyage.
Directed by Federico Fellini.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Ecce Bombo

Ecce Bombo

PN1997 .E3343 2008 DVD
98 minutes ; released 1978.
A sketch-based comedy film that follows the daily life of a student in Rome, Italy, whose school year is disrupted by political and amorous misadventures.
Directed by Nanni Moretti.
In Italian with optional English or Italian subtitles.

L'Eclisse = The Eclipse

PN1997 .E32 2005 DVD
125 minutes ; released 1962.
A young woman leaves one lover only to drift into a relationship with another.
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Edipo Re = Oedipus Rex

PA4413 .O7 P377 2003 DVD
110 minutes ; released 1967.
Unknown to himself, Oedipus kills his father and marries his mother. When the truth is discovered, he puts out his eyes and Oedipus wanders the streets until he is found by his daughter, Antigone, a common blind beggar.
Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Enrico IV = Henry IV

PQ4835 .I7 E622 2003 DVD
137 minutes ; released 1984.
After a modern aristocrat falls off his horse during a mediaeval dress party, he believes he is Henry IV, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. For years, everyone around him adapts to this fantasy until one day, some friends try to tell him the truth.
Directed by Marco Bellocchio.
In Italian with English subtitles.

I Figli di Nessuno = Nobody's Children

PN1997 .N636 2011 DVD
96 minutes ; released 1952.
A mountain of misfortune is heaped upon an impoverished village girl and a wealthy count who try to come together romantically despite the nasty machinations of his mother.
Directed by Raffaello Matarazzo.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Film d'Amore e d'Anarchia = Love and Anarchy

PN1997 .F5559 1997 DVD
129 minutes ; released 1972.
A country peasant goes to Rome with a plan to assassinate Benito Mussolini. His underground contact in the network of anarchists offers him a hideout in her brothel where he falls in love with a young prostitute.
Directed by Lina Wertmüller.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Fellini's Roma = Roma = Rome

PN1998.3 .F45 R66 2001 DVD
119 minutes ; released 1972.
Director Federico Fellini uses this film as both a lavish autobiography and an outlandish tribute to his beloved city of Rome.
Directed by Federico Fellini.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Ferdinando e Carolina = Ferdinando and Carolina

PN1997 .F4735 2005 DVD
108 minutes ; released 2001.
After an arranged marriage, King Ferdinando and Carolina discover that the one thing they have in common is sexual desire...
Directed by Lina Wertmüller.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Catarina

Caterina in the Big City

PN1997.2 .C3847 2005 DVD
106 minutes ; released 2005.
The sensitive and intelligent young girl enrolls in the eighth grade in one of the most prestigious schools in the capital, where she finds her class totally divided between the snobbish, radical chic and reactionary, spoiled brats.
Directed by Paolo Virzi.
In Italian with English and Italian subtitles.

Il Ferroviere = The Railroad Man

PN1997 .F477 2005 DVD
115 minutes ; released 1956.
He has a good job working as a railroad man, but Andrea Marcocci is not happy. An obscure disease haunts him.
Directed by Pietro Germi.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

I Fidanzati = Engaged

PN1997 .F533 2003 DVD
77 mintues ; released 1962.
A young Milanese couple's relationship is tested when the man accepts a new job in Sicily, causing them to be separated for long periods of time. Follow-up to Il Posto.
Directed by Ermanno Olmi.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

La Finestra di Fronte = Facing Windows

PN1997 .F235 2004 DVD
107 mintues ; released 2003.
Giovanna is a young working-class wife and mother, who has no time for the senile elderly man her husband has rescued from the streets. But as she uncovers the stranger's secrets, it unlocks a freedom within her heart she never expected...
Directed by Ferzan Ozpetek.
In Italian with optional subtitles in English and French.

Francesco, Giullare di Dio = The Flowers of St. Francis

BX4700 .F6 F73 2005DVD
87 mintues ; released 1950.
In a series of simple and joyous vignettes, director Roberto Rossellini and co-writer Federico Fellini lovingly convey the universal teachings of humility, faith, and sacrifice of the People's Saint.
Directed by Roberto Rossellini.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Gasoline

PQ4879 .T244 B4622 2003 DVD
90 minutes ; released 2002.
Two young women must dispose of a body after an accidental death.
Directed by Monica Strambr.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Il Gattopardo = The Leopard

PQ4827 .A54 G32 2004 DVD
185 minutes ; released 1963.
An Italian aristocrat watches the changes in his world in mid-nineteenth century Sicily.
Directed by Luchino Visconti.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Il Generale della Rovere = General of Oak

PQ4829 .O583 G3822 2009 DVD
132 minutes ; released 1959.
Based on the story Il Generale della rovere by Indro Montanelli. Film of intrigue and heroism within the Italian underground during the German occupation of Italy.
Directed by Roberto Rossellini.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Germania Anno Zero = Germany Year Zero

PN1997 .G476 2002 DVD
PN1997 .G476 2009 DVD (special ed.)
71 minutes ; released 1948.
Set in the years following World War II, Germany Year Zero depicts the devastation of postwar Berlin through the eyes of a 12-year-old boy as he tries to help his family survive.
Directed by Roberto Rossellini.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini = The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

PQ4807 .A79 G52 2001 DVD
94 minutes ; released 1970.
A wealthy Jewish family is faced with the rise of Fascism in pre-World War II Italy. Based on the novel by Giorgio Bassini.
Directed by Vittorio De Sica.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Il Giorno della Prima di Close Up = The Opening Day of Close-up

PN1997 .A1 C56 2007 DVD
7 minutes ; released 1996.
The work and obsessions of director Nanni Moretti when the Iranian movie "Close Up" is scheduled to open in the movie theater he owns in Rome. Attention to details and above all a great love for cinema at its best.
Directed by Nanni Moretti.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Gomorrah

HV6453 .I83 C422 2009 DVD
137 minutes ; released 2008.
Don Ciro is a timid middleman, who distributes money to the families of imprisoned clan members. One day he is ambushed by two angry clan members with an obvious grudge against their fellows.
Directed by Matteo Garrone.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Good Morning, Night

DG579 .M63 B7322 2006 DVD
105 minutes ; released 2003.
A young Italian woman questions her involvement with a terrorist group planning to kidnap the Prime Minster.
Directed by Marco Bellocchio.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Il Grido = The Outcry

PN1997 .G765 2000 DVD
137 minutes ; released 1957.
A man is bereft when his married lover of seven years decides suddenly to leave him when her husband dies. He takes their child and wanders for a year, but realizes he can love only her.
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Giulietta degli Spiriti = Juliet of the Spirits

PN1997 .G534 1999 DVD
137 minutes ; released 1965.
When a housewife suspects her husband of infidelity, her unconscious sexual fantasies surface.
Directed by Federico Fellini.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Habemus Papam

Habemus Papam

PN1997.2 .H3346 2011 DVD
100 minutes ; released 2011.
Story centered on the relationship between the newly elected Pope and his therapist.
Directed by Nanni Moretti.
In Italian with Italian subtitles.

Steam

Hamam (il Bagno Turco) = The Turkish Bath

PN1997 .H2549 2000 DVD
96 minutes ; released 1995.
Francesco, a successful designer from Rome, arrives in Istanbul to dispose of an inheritance left him by an aunt he never knew.
Directed by Ferzan Özpetek.
In Italian and Turkish with English subtitles.

Hamlet

PR2807 .A23 Z44 2004 DVD
135 minutes ; released 1990.
Hamlet, a prince of medieval-era Denmark, senses treachery behind his royal father's death. His mother is all too dangerously entangled in that treachery. This film portrays Shakespeare's immortal tale of high adventure and evil deeds.
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli.
In English with English subtitles.

Harem

Harem Suare

PN1997 .H3746 2003 DVD
105 minutes.
As the Ottoman Empire comes to an end, an old servant spins a tale to keep the women in the sultan's harem distracted.
Directed by Ferzan Özpetek.
In Turkish, with English and French subtitles.

L'Innocente = Innocent

PQ4803 .I5522 2009 DVD
127 minutes ; released 1976.
After becoming bored with his timid wife, a wealthy aristocrat begins an exciting affair.
Based on the novel by Gabriele D'Annunzio.
Directed by Luchino Visconti.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Io Ballo da Sola = Stealing Beauty

PN1997 .S743 2001 DVD
119 minutes ; released 1996.
19 year old Lucy travels to Italy to discover the identity of her father, and to consummate her romance with the Italian boy - she fell in love.
Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
In English.

Io Non Ho Paura = I'm Not Scared

PQ4861 .M54 I552 2004 DVD
91 minutes ; released 2003.
A nine-year old boy discovers another little boy chained to the ground at the bottom of a hole. His parents tell him to forget what he saw.
Directed by Gabriele Salvatores.
In Italian with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles.

Io sono

Io Sono un Autarchico = I Am an Autarchic

PN1997 .I676 2008 DVD
94 minutes ; released 1976.
The film tells the misadventures of a company of players who are oppressed by a tyrannical director.
Directed by Nanni Moretti.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Jesus of Nazareth

PN1997 .J44 1977 DVD v.1-2
382 minutes ; released 1977.
Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, brings to life all the majesty and sweeping drama of the life of Jesus.
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli.
In English with English subtitles.

Johnny

Johnny Stecchino

PN1997 .J6465 1991 DVD
100 minutes ; released 1991.
The drop-dead gorgeous wife of the notorious mafioso Johnny Toothpick discovers a naive bus driver who's a dead-ringer for her husband...
Directed by Roberto Benigni.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Kaos

PQ4835 .I7 A6112 2008 DVD
189 minutes ; released 1984.
Five stories adapted from the work of Luigi Pirandello.
Directed by Paulo and Vittorio Taviani.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Kapo

Kapò

PN1997 .K366 1959 DVD
117 minutes ; released 1959.
The story of a Jewish girl from Paris sent to a concentration camp during World War II and her struggle to survive by stealing another's identity and becoming a warden.
Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo.
In Italian and German with optional English subtitles.

Ladri di Biciclette = The Bicycle Thief

PQ4807 .A74 L32 1998 DVD
PQ4807 .A74 L322 2007 DVD
89 minutes ; released 1948.
An unemployed man needs a bicycle to work, but then his bicycle is stolen.
Directed by Vittorio De Sica.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Il Ladro di Bambini = Stolen Children

PN1997 .L333 1992 VHS
115 minutes ; released 1992.
A policeman must escort two children from Milan to an orphanage in Sicily.
Directed by Gianni Amelio.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Lamerica = America

PN1997 .L364 2004 DVD
116 minutes ; released 1995.
As Albania's people try desperately to flee destitution, Gino and Fiore arrive from Italy with plans to use a makeshift manufacturing plant to front their next scam.
Directed by Gianni Amelio.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Last

The Last Emperor

PN1997 .L375 2008 DVD
165 minutes ; released 1987.
Pu Yi is the last of the Emperor of China who from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City was the object of worship by half a billion people.
Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
In English, Chinese or Japanese with English subtitles.

Legend of 1900

PQ4862 .A747 N682 2002 DVD
125 minutes ; released 1999.
Story of a pianist who has never set foot on land. Tim Roth plays a man who was born on a cruise ship, is clamored after by record producers, but refuses to leave his ship to pursue fame and fortune.
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Libero = Free

PN1997.2 .L534 2007 DVD
104 minutes ; released 2006.
Through love and concern for others, a young boy, his older sister, and their father keep their family together.
Directed by Kim Rossi Stuart.
In Italian with English subtitles.

L

Lourdes

BT653 .L62 2011 DVD
200 minutes ; released 2004.
It relates the miraculous cure of the wife of a non-Christian journalist by waters from the Lourdes grotto and the miracles following apparitions of Our Lady at Lourdes as revealed by a family manuscript left by the journalist's ancestor.
Directed by Lodovico Gasparini.
In Italian with Spanish & English subtitles.

Luce dei Miei Occhi = Light of My Eyes

PN1997 .L834 2005 DVD
114 minutes ; released 2001.
A chance encounter brings together a lonely chauffeur and a struggling mother, who find in each other a way out of their isolation.
Directed by Giuseppe Piccioni.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Luci del Varietà = Variety Lights

PN1997 .L8 2000 DVD
97 minutes ; released 1950.
A provincial troupe of lovably inept vaudeville performers travel laboriously from one small town to another for little pay and ever-uncertain receptions.
Directed by Federico Fellini and Alberto Lattuada.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Malena

PN1997 .M354 2004 DVD
92 minutes ; released 2000.
In a town where all the men adore Malena, only her most ardent admirer, a 13-year-old boy, will unravel her story of hardship and struggle.
Directed by Marco Bellocchio.
In Italian or French with optional English or Spanish subtitles.

Mamma Roma

PN1997 .M366 2004 DVD
110 minutes ; released 1962.
Mamma Roma is a middle-aged prostitute who attempts to extricate herself from her sordid past for the sake of her son.
Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Le Mani sulla Citta = Hands Over the City

PN1997 .M365 2006 DVD
101 minutes ; released 1963.
The structure of power and the facade of democracy are explored in this political expos of corruption in Naples.
Directed by Francesco Rosi.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Maria Goretti

BX4700 .M368 M375 2007 DVD
105 minutes.
A dramatization of the life of the young Italian girl who died defending her purity at the hands of a knife-wielding attacker.
Directed by Giulio Base.
In Italian or English.

Mediteranneo

PN1997 .M411 2000z DVD
90 minutes ; released 1991.
A group of World War II Italian soldiers are stranded on a Greek island.
Directed by Gabriele Salvatores.
In Italian and Portuguese; subtitles in English, Portuguese, and Spanish..

Meglio Gioventú = The Best of Youth

PN1997.2 .M445 2006 DVD
368 minutes ; released 2003.
Free-spirited Nicola travels the world and settles for a life as a successful psychiatrist, while his brother joins the Italian police with the hope of righting society's wrongs.
Directed by Marco Tullio Giordana.
In Italian and French with English, French or Spanish subtitles.

Messa

La Messa è Finita

PN1997 .M4773 2008 DVD
92 minutes ; released 1985.
After returning to his home village, a new priest is appalled at the lack of religious reverence amongst the townsfolk and his family.
Directed by Nanni Moretti.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Moment of truth

Il Momento della Verità = The Moment of Truth

PN1997 .M58936 2012 DVD
107 minutes ; released 1965.
A visceral plunge into the life of a famous torero played by real-life bullfighting legend Miguel Mateo, known as Miguelin.
Directed by Francesco Rosi.
In Italian with subtitles in English.

Monstro

Mostro = Monster

PN1997 .M6787 2006 DVD
115 minutes ; released 1994.
A vicious serial sex killer is on the loose, and landscape gardener and shop-window outfitter Loris is the prime suspect, thanks to his unfortunate habit of getting caught in compromising situations.
Directed by Roberto Benigni.
In Italian with Italian subtitles.

Morte a Venezia = Death in Venice

PT2625 .A44 T62 2004 DVD
131 minutes ; released 1971.
Dirk Bogarde plays a composer on holiday in Venice. When he glimpses someone who inspires a secret passion, it foreshadows his doom. Based on the novel by Thomas Mann.
Directed by Luchino Visconti.
In English with English, French or Spanish subtitles.

The Night Porter

PN1997 .N544 1999 DVD
118 minutes ; released 1974.
The chance meeting of a woman and a former Nazi SS officer brings back memories of their sado-masochistic relationship in a concentration camp years before.
Directed by Liliana Cavani.
In English.

Ninfa Plebea = The Nymph

PN1997 .N5643 2005 DVD
110 minutes ; released 1996.
Miluzza, a young girl who has been abused repeatedly and orphaned, meets a young wounded soldier. Upon helping him return to his family farm, the two fall in love. The man's mother however insists that he marry a virgin.
Directed by Lina Wertmüller.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Nirvana

PN1997 .N573 2004 DVD
96 minutes ; released 1997.
Jimi, a successful computer game designer, finds that his latest product has been infected by a virus which has given consciousness to the main character of the game, Solo.
Directed by Gabriele Salvatores.
In English with French or Spanish subtitles.

Notte d'Estate con Profilo Greco, Occhi a Mandorla e Odore di Basilico = Summer Night

PN1997 .N6884 2005 DVD
98 minutes ; released 1974.
Signora Bolk, a self-made tycoon and environmentalist, is fed up with the terrorists who poach Italy. She hires a former CIA agent to kidnap the lead violator. While in captivity, he insists he cannot go without sex.
Directed by Lina Wertmüller.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Novecento = 1900

PN1997 .N6896 2006 DVD
315 minutes ; released 1976.
In early 20th-Century Italy, two childhood friends start to quarrel as adults when one panders to the fascists and the other battles Mussolini's followers.
Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
In Italian and French with optional English subtitles.

Non Ti Muovere = Don't Move

PQ4873 .A8877 N662 2005 DVD
117 minutes ; released 2004.
While waiting for the brain surgery of his daughter Angela, a victim of a motorcycle accident, the surgeon recalls his torrid affair with Italia, a simple woman from slums.
Directed by Sergio Castellitto.
In Italian or French with optional English or French subtitles.

La Notte = The Night

PN 1997 .N688 2001 DVD
115 minutes ; released 1961.
The story of an unstable union between Giovanni, a novelist, and his wife Lidia.
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Le Notti Bianche = White Nights

PN1997 N68 2005 DVD
101 minutes ; released 1957.
An adaptation of Dostoyevsky's White Nights by Visconti. A man and a woman meet on a bridge and begin a romance which entangles them in longing and delusion.
Directed by Luchino Visconti.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Notti di Cabiria = Nights of Cabiria

PN1997 .N6775 1999 DVD
118 minutes ; released 1956.
A prostitute wanders the streets of Rome looking for true love but finding only heartbreak.
Directed by Federioco Fellini.
In Italian with English subtitles.

La Notte di San Lorenzo = The Night of the Shooting Stars

PN1997 .N689 2001 DVD
107 minutes ; released 1982.
In 1944, a group of Italians flee their town after hearing rumours that the Nazis plan to blow it up and that the Americans are about to arrive to liberate them.
Directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani.
In Italian with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.

Otto

8 1/2

PN1997 .O77 2001 DVD
138 minutes ; released 1963.
With both career and marriage in chaos, an Italian movie director protects his overgrown ego by retreating into surreal memories of the past and wild fantasies about the present.
Directed by Federico Fellini.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Ora di Religione (Il Sorriso di Mia Madre) = My Mother's Smile

PN1997.2 .O733 2006 DVD
102 minutes ; released 2002.
An atheist is reluctant to participate in the canonization of his saintly mother.
Directed by Marco Bellocchio.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Ossessione

PS3505 .A3113 P62 2002 DVD
135 minutes ; released 1942.
Giovanna begs her boyfriend Gino to murder her husband and help her collect the insurance premium. But the murder does not go smoothly.
Directed by Luchino Visconti.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Padre Padrone

PQ4872 .E39 P32 1999 DVD
117 minutes ; released 1977.
A six year old boy is taken out of school by his tyrannical father and put to work in the mountains. The child eventually breaks free and later becomes a noted linguist.
Directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Padre Pio : Miracle Man.

BX4705 .P49 P3374 2006 DVD
214 minutes ; released 2000.
The friar's intense devotion manifested itself in the appearance of the stigmata - the wounds suffered by Christ at Calvary.
Directed by Carlo Carlei.
In Italian or Spanish with English subtitles.

Paisá = Paisan

PN1997 .P357 2002 DVD
PN1997 .P357 2009 DVD (special ed.)
124 minutes ; released 1946.
Six stories, each exploring the relationship between the recently liberated Italians and their American liberators after World War II.
Directed by Roberto Rossellini.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Palombella rossa

Palombella Rossa

PN1997 .P3576 2008 DVD
83 minutes ; 1989.
When Michele, a water-polo playing politician, develops amnesia, a swimming pool becomes the stage for a hilarious attack on contemporary politics, culture, media and language. Directed by Nanni Moretti.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Pane, Amore e Fantasia = Bread, love and dreams

PN1997 .P364 2008 DVD
92 minutes ; released 1953.
In a small mountain village, a young military policeman is secretly in love with a beautiful girl. His newly arrived commander, anxious to marry, begins courting both the young girl and the local midwife.
Directed by Luigi Comencini.
In Italian or dubbed English.

Pane e Tulipani = Bread & Tulips

PN1997 .P36 2002 DVD
116 minutes ; released 2002.
A married woman is accidentally left behind while on vacation with her family, and decides to take a holiday in Venice.
Directed by Silvio Soldini.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Paradis = Heaven

PN1997 .H26 2003 DVD
97 minutes ; released 2002.
A widow who takes justice into her own hands accidentally kills four people.
Directed by Tom Tykwer.
In English or Italian with optional subtitles in English or French.

Amore

La Parola Amore Esiste = The Word Love Exists

PN1997 .P3765 2004 DVD
87 minutes.
Angela is a fragile soul, fearful of what she doesn't understand and frustrated by her relationship with her wealthy mother.
Directed by Mimmo Calopresti.
In French with English subtitles.

Pasqualino Settebellezze = Seven Beauties

PN1997 .P377 2005 DVD
PN1997 .P377 2006 DVD
116 minutes ; released 1975.
Pasqualino is a lady's man living off his sisters' money until he is arrested and sent to the army. He is captured by the Germans and taken to a concentration camp where he plots his escape by seducing a German officer.
Directed by Lina Wertmüller.
In Italian with optional subtitles in English.

La Passione di Giosué l'Ebreo = The Passion of Joshua the Jew

PN1997.2 .P3775 2007 DVD
110 minutes ; released 2005.
Traces the journey of a young scholar, believed by an influential rabbi to be the new Messiah, across land and sea, encountering believers of the Qur'an, the Gospels, and the Torah, to his tragic destiny, paralleling the fate of Jesus of Nazareth.
Directed by Pasquale Scimeca.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Pinocchio

PQ4712 .L4 A722 2003 DVD
100 minutes ; released 1998.
The story begins as a pinewood log falls out of a cart and lands in front of Geppetto the woodcarver's door...
Directed by Roberto Benigni.
In English or French with English subtitles.

Porcile = Pigsty

PN1997 .P673 2003 DVD
99 minutes ; released 1969.
The story of a cannibal in a medieval wasteland interweaves with that of the son of an ex-Nazi industrialist in modern day Germany, who is attracted to pigs.
Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Il Postino = The Postman

PQ8098.29 .K3 A72 2003 DVD
108 minutes ; released 1994.
An uneducated Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering letters to Pablo Neruda, and befriends the famous poet.
Directed by Michael Radford.
In Italian with optional French soundtrack and optional English subtitles.

Il Posto = Placement

PN1997 .P678 2003 DVD
93 minutes ; released 1961.
When young Domenico ventures from the small village of Meda to Milan in search of employment, he finds himself on the bottom rung of the bureaucratic ladder in a huge, faceless company.
Directed by Ermanno Olmi.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Lunch

Pranzo di Ferragosto = Mid-August Lunch

PN1997.2 .P7369 2010 DVD
75 minutes ; released 2009.
A middle-aged man living with his elderly mother finds the best way to pay for their debts is to take care of the building manager's mother during the biggest festival of the year.
Directed by Gianni Di Gregorio.
In Italian with optional subtitles in English.

La Prise de Pouvoir par Louis XIV = The Taking of Power by Louis XIV

PN1997 .P7574 2009 DVD
94 minutes ; released 1966.
Cardinal Mazarin dies in 1661. The young Louis asserts his intention to govern as well as rule...
Directed by Roberto Rossellini.
In French with optional English subtitles.

Il Principe di Homburg = The Prince of Homburg

PT2378 .P73 P4722 2003 DVD
81 minutes ; released 1997.
When the Prince of Homburg in 17th Century Germany disobeys orders and leads a German cavalry charge against the Swedish forces, he achieves victory, only to be court-martialled for his disobedience. Meanwhile, the Prince lusts after his commander's niece.
Directed by Marco Bellocchio.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Professione, Reporter = The Passenger

PN1997 .P3783 2006 DVD
93 minutes ; released 1975.
A reporter assumes the identity of a dead man and travels throughout Europe and Africa, meeting with dangerous gun runners and falling for a young woman.
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni.
In English.

Professor = Tickets

PN1997.2 .T535 2006 DVD
45 minutes ; released 2005.
A train travels across Italy toward Rome. On board is a professor who daydreams a conversation with a love that never was. A short film focusing on travelling and human condition.
Released in 2005 film anthology called Tickets.
Directed by Ermanno Olmi.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Puerto Escondido

PQ4863 .A28 P842 1992 VHS
110 minutes ; released 1992.
An Italian witnesses a murder and then flees to Mexico where he teams up with a couple who lead him on a series of adventures with drug dealers, corrupt police officers, and other odd characters.
Directed by Gabriele Salvatores.
In Italian.

Pugni

I Pugni in Tasca = Fists in the Pocket

PN1997 .P846 2006 DVD
108 minutes ; released 1965.
Dark and provocative film debut, a young man who suffers from epilepsy decides to murder his family for apparently altruistic reasons.
Directed by Marco Bellocchio.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Quo vadis

Quo vadis, baby?

PN1997.2 .Q6833 2006 DVD
102 minutes ; released 2005.
After receiving a package containing the video diaries of her sister who died tragically 16 years previously, Georgia is compelled to re-investigate her sibling's death.
Directed by Gabriele Salvatores.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Rappresaglia = Massacre in Rome

D763 .I82 R62722 2005 DVD
111 minutes ; released 1973.
Ordered by the Pope to collaborate with the Nazis, a Roman priest must decide whether he will defy the Pope's orders or remain true to his vows while his countrymen are executed by the SS.
Directed by George P. Cosmatos.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Respiro

PN1997.2 .R476 2003 DVD
95 minutes ; released 2002.
The care-free behaviour of a young mother of three attracts the attention of her stuffy seaside village neighbours.
Directed by Emanuele Crialese.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Ricorda ti di Me = Remember me, My Love

PN1997.2 .R536 2007 DVD SMC
125 minutes ; released 2003.
With his passions reawakened by a long lost love, Carlo's affair threatens to tear apart his entire family. Unfulfilled desires and ambitions which have worn each of them down now resurface when a crisis makes them realize the importance of family.
Directed by Gabriele Muccino.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Riso Amaro = Bitter Rise

PN1997 .R576 2007 DVD
95 minutes ; released 1949.
In the rice fields of the Po Valley, a thief on the run meets a girl who tries to steal his loot.
Directed by Giuseppe de Santis.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Rita de Cascia = Saint Rita

BX4700 .R5 S23 2006 DVD
200 minutes ; released 2004.
Film tells the beautiful story of young Rita who fell in love and married a handsome knight from a violent family, whom she eventually succeeded in reforming, but then lost him to murder, and also lost their two sons to illness before she lived as an Augustinian nun for forty years.
Directed by Giorgio Capitani.
In Italian or English with optional English and Spanish subtitles.

Rocco e suoi Fratelli = Rocco and his Brothers

PQ4880 .E84 P62 2001 DVD
176 minutes ; released 1960.
Four brothers move from the country to Milan where two of the brothers fall in love with the same woman.
Directed by Luchino Visconti.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Roma, Città Aperta = Rome, Open City

D743.23 .R66 1997 DVD
D743.23 .R66 2009 DVD (special ed.)
105 minutes ; released 1945.
A woman and a priest work with the Italian underground in Nazi-occupied Rome.
Directed by Roberto Rossellini.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Romanzo Criminale = Crime Novel

PQ4864 .E2217 R6522 2007
153 minutes ; released 2005.
Three young criminals join forces to form a powerful criminal organization.
Directed by Michele Placido.
In Italian with English and French subtitles.

Romeo & Juliet

PR2831 .A23 Z445 1968 DVD
138 minutes ; released 1968.
The 1968 production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli.
In English with English subtitles.

Saló, o, le 120 Giornate di Sodoma = Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom

PN1997 .S256 2008 DVD
116 minutes ; released 1976.
Pasolini's disturbing final film transposes Marquis de Sade's eighteenth-century book to 1944 Fascist Italy.
Directed by Pier Paulo Pasolini.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Sant' Antonio di Padova = Saint Anthony

BX4700 .A6 S26 2003 DVD
95 minutes ; released 2002.
A dramatization of the life of Saint Anthony, the young Portugese nobleman who became a Franciscan monk and preached across Africa and Europe.
Directed by Umberto Marino.
In Itarian with optional English subtitles.

Saturn in opposition

Saturn in Opposition

PN1997.2 .S288 2008 DVD
108 minutes ; released 2007.
The hosts of regular gatherings are the dynamic Lorenzo and his life partner, the successful writer Davide...
Directed by Ferzan Özpetek.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Satyricon

PN1997 .F389 2001 DVD
129 minutes ; released 1969.
Federico Fellini's depiction of the hedonistic, amoral, pre-Christian world of ancient Rome.
Directed by Federico Fellini.
In Italian or English with optional English, French, and Spanish subtitles.

Lo Sceicco Bianco = The White Sheik

PN1997 .S312 2003 DVD
92 minutes ; released 1952.
The comic story of a honeymooning couple who toy with extra-marital temptations.
Directed by Federico Fellini.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Sciuscià = Shoeshine

PN1997 .S3587 2001 DVD
91 minutes; released 1946.
The story of two Roman orphans abused by the state reform system.
Directed by Vittorio de Sica.
In Italian with English subtitles.

La Sconosciuta = The Unknown Woman

PN1997 .S312 2003 DVD
92 minutes ; released 1952.
A mysterious Ukrainian woman becomes the trusted maid to an affluent young Italian couple and the beloved nanny to their fragile young daughter.
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

La Seconda Volta = Second Time

PN1997 .S436 1997 VHS SMC
83 minutes ; released 1995.
Alberto Sajevo has a chance encounter with Lisa Venturi, a woman who twelve years earlier, tried to kill him in a terrorist attack. He recognizes her immediately, but she has no idea who he is.
Directed by Mimmo Calopresti.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Sedotta e Abbandonata = Seduced and Abandoned

PN1997 .S436 2006 DVD
117 minutes ; released 1964.
When a young Italian girl is seduced by her sister's fiance, her patriarchal father goes to extreme lengths to maintain the family's honor.
Directed by Pietro Germi.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Senso

PQ4684 .B25 S462 2007 DVD
PQ4684 .B25 S462 2010 DVD
116 minutes ; released 1954.
In 1866, an Italian countess falls into a tempestuous affair with a dashing Austrian officer. When war and revolution break out, she becomes torn between her fervent patriotic commitment and her emotional obsession with one of the enemy.
Directed by Luchino Visconti.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Siciliana

La Siciliana Ribelle = The Sicilian Girl = La Sicilienne

PN1997.2 .S535 2010 DVD
113 minutes ; released 2010.
On November 5th 1991, Rita Atria a young 17-year-old Sicilian girl, goes to see an anti-Mafia judge Paolo Borsellino to denounce the Mafia system that was responsible for the murder of her father and her brother.
Directed by Marco Amenta.
In Italian and French with English subtitles.

Sogni

Sogni d'Oro = Golden Dreams

PN1997 .S6465 2008 DVD
102 minutes ; released 1981.
Nanni Moretti assumes an alter-ego of Michele Apicella, a film director fresh from the success of his first film.
Directed by Nanni Moretti.
In Italian with English or Italian subtitles.

I Soliti Ignoti = Big Deal on Madonna Street

PN1997 .S655 2001 DVD
106 minutes ; released 1958.
Five men conspire to burglarize a small-time jeweler's safe. When the time comes to carry out the scheme, the men become hopelessly clumsy and have to eventually give up and go home.
Directed by Mario Monicelli.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Splendor

Splendor

PN1997 .S6666 2005 DVD
115 minutes ; released 1989.
Can Jordan save the Cinema Splendor from sale and destruction with the aid of his projectionist Luigi and others?
Directed by Ettore Scola.
In Italian with Italian subtitles.

St. Giuseppe Moscati

PN1997 .S655 2001 DVD
177 minutes ; released 2007.
Dr. Giuseppe Moscati, the holy physician of Naples, is one of the greatest of modern saints. Devoted to the science of medicine as well as the promotion of spiritual health, he was a medical doctor and layman in the early 20th century.
Directed by Giacomo Campiotti.
In Italian with Spanish and English subtitles.

La Stanza del Figlio = The Son's Room

PN1997.2 .S73 2002z DVD
PN1997.2 .S73 2008 DVD
100 minutes ; released 2001.
This film tells how a psychoanalyst and his family cope when their lives are suddenly shattered by tragedy.
Directed by Nanni Moretti.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Stazione Termini = Indiscretion of an American Wife, and Terminal Station

PN1997 .I55138 2003 DVD
72 minutes and 89 minutes ; both released 1954.
An American housewife vacationing in Italy reluctantly decides to put an end to her brief affair with an Italian academic.
Two versions of the same film, one released by the director Vittorio De Sica, the other by the producer David O. Selznick.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Storia di Ragazzi e di Ragazze = The Story of Boys and Girls

PN1997 .S77 1992 VHS
92 minutes ; released 1989.
A family gathers to celebrate an engagement with a huge banquet.
Directed by Pupi Avati.
In Italian with English subtitles.

La Strada

PN1997 .S774 2003 DVD
108 minutes ; released 1954.
A young woman is sold to a traveling circus performer.
Directed by Federico Fellini.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Suspiria

Suspiria

PN1997 .S8775 2007 DVD
98 minutes ; released 1977.
Horror film about an American student enrolled in a German dance academy. A series of bizarre incidents and brutal murders puts the academy in chaos.
Directed by Dario Argento.
In Italian, English, or French with English subtitles.

Il Tè nel Deserto = The Sheltering Sky

PS3552 .O874 S442 2002 DVD
138 minutes ; released 1990.
An American couple travel in Africa searching for new experiences to give meaning to their crumbling relationship.
Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
In English or French with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles.

Tea with Mussolini

PN1997 .T3954 2005 DVD
117 minutes ; released 1999.
A group of eccentric women let nothing get between them and their civilized lifestyles; not even WWII.
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli.
In English.

Teorema

PN 1997 .T357 2005 DVD
98 minutes ; released 1968.
A stranger drops into the life of a bourgeois family, and by playing both the God and the Devil, makes them re-evaluate their belief systems.
Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Toby Dammit = Spirits of the Dead

PN1997 .S66657 2001 DVD
41 minutes ; released 1968.
Toby Dammit is about a film star who takes off on a drunken spree after his film is completed ; liberally adapted from Edgar A. Poe's novel Don't wager your head to the devil.
Directed by Federico Fellini.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Tormento = Torment

PN1997 .T6764 2011 DVD
98 minutes ; released 1950.
Anna flees her home, where she has been victimized for years by her spineless father's mean-spirited second wife, to be with her lover, Carlo, an honest businessman yet to make his fortune.
Directed by Raffaello Matarazzo.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Travolti da un Insolito Destino nelil' Azzurro Mare d'Agosto = Swept Away

PN1997 .N5643 2005 DVD
115 minutes ; released 1974.
While stranded on an island Raffaella, a rich capitalist, and Gennarino, a Communist sailor, fall in love while trying to survive. When the two are rescued they must decide if their love can survive the realities of civilization.
Directed by Lina Wertmüller.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

La Tregua = The Truce

D805 .P7 L482 2003 DVD
118 minutes ; released 1996.
Based on Primo Levi's The Reawakening.
The true story of Italian Jews returning home from Auschwitz after the war. It deals with their experiences in readjusting to life and their fears about what they will find at home.
Directed by Francesco Rosi.
In English and French versions included; English subtitles.

Uccellacci e Uccellini = The Hawks and the Sparrows

PN1997 .U23 2003 DVD
88 minutes ; released 1964.
In this comic fable, an Italian everyman and his good-natured but brainless son encounter a philosophizing crow while walking down the road.
Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini.
In Italian with English subtitles.

L'Ultimo Bacio = The Last Kiss

PN1997.2 .U485 2003 DVD
115 minutes ; released 2001.
An inveterate bachelor's life is thrown into a tailspin when his longtime girlfriend announces she's pregnant.
Directed by Gabriele Muccino.
In Italian and French with optional English, French and Spanish subtitles.

Ultimo Tango a Parigi = Last Tango in Paris

PN1997 .L378 2005 DVD
129 minutes ; released 1972.
Nominated for 2 Academy Awards for Best Directed and Best Actor, Last Tango in Paris depicts an erotic affair between a 45-year-old American living in Paris and a 20-year-old Parisian.
Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
In English with optional English or French subtitles.

Umberto D.

PN1997 .U5 2003 DVD
89 minutes ; released 1952.
A retired civil-servant desperately struggles to make ends meet during Italy's postwar economic boom.
Directed by Vittorio De Sica.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Cottolegno

Una Cosa in Mente, San Giuseppe Benedetto Cottolengo

BX4700 C783 C6 2000z DVD
115 minutes.
The inspiring life of Saint Joseph Benedict Cottolengo, who cared for orphans, the sick, the poor, and the needy in nineteenth-century Turin.
Directed by Paolo Damosso.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Una Giornata Particolare = A Special Day

PN1997 .U533 2002 DVD
PN1997 .U533 2008 DVD
105 minutes ; released 1977.
An accidental meeting brings a worn out and weary housewife and a former radio announcer together for almost two hours of comic and touching confidences, arguments, and self-searching.
Directed by Ettore Scola.
In English or Italian with Italian subtitles.

Vincere

Vincere = To Win

PN1997.2 .V5594 2010 DVD
124 minutes ; released 2009.
Film about fascist dictator Benito Mussolini and the woman he loved.
Directed by Marco Bellocchio.
In Italian with optional English or Spanish subtitles.

The Gospel According to Saint Matthew = Il Vangelo secondo Matteo

Il Vangelo Secondo Matteo = The Gospel According to Saint Matthew

BT301.2 .P377 2003 DVD
142 minutes ; released 1964.
In his second feature, in which he presents the life, death and teachings of Jesus Christ, Pasolini attempts to take Christ out of the opulent church and present him as an outcast Italian peasant.
Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

La Vita e Bella = Life is Beautiful

PN1997 .V58 1997 DVD
116 minutes ; released 1997.
Guido lives his life full of spirit and imagination in the Tuscan town of Arrezzo ignoring the anti-Semitic racism brewing in 1939. In 1945, when sent to a concentration camp, Guido focusses all his energy on saving those he loves.
Directed by Roberto Benigni.
In Italian with English subtitles.

I Vitelloni

PN1997 .V588 2004 DVD
107 minutes ; released 1953.
This film compassionately details a year in the life of five young men lingering in post-adolescent limbo, dreaming of adventure and escape from their small town and struggling to find meaning in their lives.
Directed by Federico Fellini.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Woman

Woman Times Seven

PN1997 .W663 2008 DVD
108 minutes ; released 1967.
A collection of seven sexy stories of love and adultery set against a Paris backdrop.
Directed by Vittorio de Sica.
In English with English or Spanish subtitles.

Also of Interest

Comizi d'Amore = Love Meetings

PN1997 .C6455 2003 DVD
90 minutes ; released 1964.
In this documentary, director Pier Paolo Pasolini asks Italians about sex, love, prostitution, homosexuality, and maritial and non-marital liaisons. Starring Pasolini as the interviewer and Lello Bersani as the narrator.
Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini.
In Italian with English subtitles.

La cosa

La Cosa ; The Last Customer ; Diario di uno Spettatore

PN1997 .C6735 2008 DVD
86 minutes.
Three documentaries by Nanni Moretti presenting his public, his craft and his films.
La cosa (1990) (59 min.) -- The last customer (2003) (23 min.) -- Diario di uno spettatore (2007) (4 min.)
In Italian.

Edith

Edith Stein

BX4705 .S79 E4574 2010 DVD
110 minutes ; released 1995.
A moving, artistic portrayal of the life of Jewish philosopher, Catholic convert and Carmelite martyr, Edith Stein, capturing the interior struggles of this extraordinary woman, as well as the great conflicts from her decision to convert to Catholicism.
Directed by Márta Mészáros, Eva Pataki and Roberta Mazzoni.
In Italian with English and Spanish subtitles.

Eros

PN1997.2 .E767 2005 DVD
106 minutes ; released 2005.
An anthology of short films focusing on love, passion and desire.
The Hand directed by Wong Kar Wai.
Equilibirum directed by Steven Soderbergh.
The Dangerous Thread of Things directed by Michelangelo Antonioni.
In English, Mandarin Chinese, and Italian dialogue with optional English, French, and Spanish subtitles.

European Short Films

PN1997 .A1 C56 2007 DVD
This specially compiled two-disc edition of classic, cult and award winning shorts from European filmmakers marks the launch of Cinema16 in the US.

The Extras

PN1998.3 .W48 E987 2005 DVD
PN1998.3 .W48 E987 2005 guide SMC
78 minutes ; released 2001.
DVD and a booklet contain extras and bonus features of the films in the collection. Features include: an interview with Lina Wertmller and original theatrical trailers to the movies. The booklet includes an essay on Lina Wertmller's cinema.
Directed by Lina Wertmüller.
In Italian with optional subtitles in English.

Fellini

Federico Fellini (sono un gran bugiardo) = I'm a big liar

PN1998.3 .F45 S6 2003 DVD
105 minutes ; released 2002.
Portrait of Fellini with contribution by Italo Calvino, Donald Sutherland and others.
Directed by Damian Pettigrew.
Italian and English dialogue ; credits in French ; English subtitles.

Intervista = Interview

PN1998.3 .F45 F43 2005 DVD
116 minutes ; released 1987.
A Japanese film crew interviews Fellini about his career as he films the memories of his life as a young journalist walking into his beloved studio Cinecitta for the first time.
Directed by Federico Fellini.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Italian for Beginners

PN1997 .I83 2000 DVD
97 minutes ; released 2000.
In this romantic comedy, seven strangers tired of Danish suburbia sign up for an Italian class and join together on a quest to Italy.
Directed by Lone Scherfig.
In Danish and Italian with English subtitles.

Il Maestro e Margherita = The Master and Margarita

PG3476 .B78 M322 2003 DVD
90 minutes ; released 1972.
A writer is imprisoned in 1925 Moscow. Based on the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov.
Directed by Alexandar Petrovic.
In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Vittorio

Il Mondo Perduto = Le Monde Perdu

PN1998.3 .D418 A623 2008 DVD
101 minutes.
10 short documentaries made between 1954 and 1958 capturing the fast dying world of traditional Italy.
Directed by Vittorio De Seta.
In Italian with French subtitles.

My Voyage to Italy

PN1995.65 .I8 M98 2003z DVD
246 minutes ; released 2003.
Martin Scorsese directs and narrates this look at the careers of great Italian filmmakers such as De Sica, Fellini, Visconti, and Antonioni.
In Italian with English subtitles.

Il Nome della Rosa = The Name of the Rose

PQ4685 .C6 N62 2004 DVD
131 minutes ; released 1986.
A series of deaths strikes a 14th century monastery. While some see these deaths tied to the Book of Revelation, Brother William of Baskerville resolves to solve the crimes using fact and reason.
Based on the book by Umberto Eco.
Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud.
In English with English subtitles.

Primo

D805 .P7 L4422 2004 DVD
88 minutes ; released 2005.
Brings to life Primo Levi's great testament to his year in Auschwitz.
Based on the book If this is a man by Primo Levi.
Direceted by Robin Lough.
In English.

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

PS3545 .I5365 R622 DVD
103 minutes ; released 1961.
A recently-widowed woman rents a luxury apartment in Rome where she is introduced to a young Italian man with whom she falls in love.
Based on the novel by Tennessee Williams.
Direceted by José Quintero.
In English and French with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.

The Rules of the Game

PQ4835 .I7 G5622 2003 DVD
87 minutes ; released 1975.
A husband's philosophy that life is a game and his role is that of an unemotional observer is put to the test when his wife draws him into a duel.
Based on the book by Luigi Pirandello.
Directed by Stephen Porter & Ken Campbell.
In English.

Secret

The Secret of Santa Vittoria

PS3553 .R49 S4322 2008 DVD
140 minutes ; released 1969.
The mayor of the hillside village of Santa Vittoria is the wine-loving town's leader. Bombolini is a fairly worthless drunk in the small Italian town. The town turns to Bombolini when they want to hide over a million bottles of wine from the Nazi army.
Directed by Stanley Kramer.
In English or dubbed Spanish or dubbed French dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles.

Spirits of the Dead

PN1997 .S66657 2001 DVD
121 minutes ; released 1968.
An anthology of short films focusing on supernatural. Based on three tales by Edgar Allan Poe.
Metzengerstein directed by Roger Vadim.
William Wilson directed by Louis Malle
Toby Dammit directed by Federico Fellini.
In French and Italian with optional English subtitles.

Tickets

PN1997.2 .T535 2006 DVD
115 minutes ; released 2005.
An anthology of short films focusing on travelling and human condition.
Professor directed by Ermanno Olmi.
Widow directed by Abbas Kiarostami.
Celtics fans directed by Ken Loach.
In Italian, English, and Albanian with English subtitles.

Whoever Says the Truth Shall Die

PN1998.3 .P37 W5413 2006 DVD
58 minutes ; released 1981.
Explores the controversial life of film director-poet-aesthetician Pier Paolo Pasolini who was murdered in 1975, supposedly by a homosexual contact.
Directed by Philo Bregstein.
In Italian with English subtitles.