Cinema of Italy

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A Still from Giuseppe Tornatore's Oscar-winning film Cinema Paradiso
The Cinema of Italy comprises the films made within Italy or by Italian directors. As of 2014, Italian films have won 14 Academy Awards for the Best Foreign Language Film, which is the most by any country, and 12 Palme d'Or Awards at Cannes--the second-most by any country. Some of the most notable Italian filmmakers include Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti, Michelangelo Antonioni, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Sergio Leone, Gillo Pontecorvo, Bernardo Bertolucci, Ermanno Olmi, Giuseppe Tornatore, and Paolo Sorrentino. 

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Here's a list of Italian films reviewed on this website (please click on the desired movie-title in order to access the particular review):

1). A Pure Formality (1994) - Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore
2). Bicycle Thieves (1948) - Directed by Vittorio De Sica
3). Death in Venice (1971) - Directed by Luchino Visconti
4). Don't Look Now (1973) - Directed by Nicolas Roeg
5). Duck, You Sucker (1971) - Directed by Sergio Leone
6). La Strada (1954) - Directed by Federico Fellini
7). Last Tango in Paris (1972) - Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
8). Once Upon a Time in America (1984) - Directed by Sergio Leone
9). Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) - Directed by Sergio Leone 
10. Queimada (1969) - Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo
11). The Best Offer (2013) - Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore
12). The Damned (1969) - Directed by Luchino Visconti
13). The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) - Directed by Sergio Leone
14). The Great Beauty (2013) - Directed by Paolo Sorrentino 
15). The Night Porter (2013) - Directed by Liliana Cavani 
16). This Must Be the Place (2011) - Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
17). We Have a Pope (2011) Directed by Nanni Moretti
18). Youth (2015) - Directed by Paolo Sorrentino 


Here's a list of articles about Italian filmmakers published on this blog:

1). Federico Fellini 
2). Sergio Leone 

Note: Italian cinema enthusiasts can the attend film screening scheduled every Wednesday evening at 6:30 PM, courtesy of the Italian Embassy Cultural Centre, at the following address:


Italian Embassy Cultural Centre
50- E, Chandragupta Marg (Entry from Nyaya Marg)
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110 021
Phone: 0091-11-26871901/03/04
Email: iicnewdelhi@esteri.it       

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