Adua And Her Friends (Adua e le compagne)

Adua And Her Friends (Adua e le compagne) Italy (1960) Dir. Antonio Pietrangeli Can you really leave your past behind regardless of how hard you work to start anew? Should you be upfront about it or is this a rare case where honesty isn’t the best policy? And who gets to decide if your prior … Continue reading Adua And Her Friends (Adua e le compagne)

The Beekeeper (O melissokomos)

The Beekeeper (O melissokomos) Greece (1986) Dir. Theodoros Angelopoulos Getting old - non-one wants it to happen but when it does a number of harsh realities hit us. The question is, how do you react to them? Do you cling on to the past and wallow in nostalgia, or do you simply accept it as … Continue reading The Beekeeper (O melissokomos)

Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow (Ieri oggi domani)

Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow (Ieri oggi domani) Italy (1963) Dir. Vittorio De Sica The legendary Father of Italian Neo Realism may have drifted away from the genre he helped put on the map by the 1960’s but that didn’t stop him from having things to say about class structure and economic struggles of the ordinary … Continue reading Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow (Ieri oggi domani)

Sunflower (I girasoli)

Sunflower (I girasoli) Italy (1970) Dir. Vittorio De Sica In the late 1940’s/50’s Vittorio De Sica was at the forefront of the Italian Neo-Realist movement with his string of seminal gritty, social commentary dramas such as Bicycle Thieves, Shoeshine and Umberto D. By the time the 60’s had arrived De Sica’s films had slipped into … Continue reading Sunflower (I girasoli)