Italian Americans will especially enjoy these ones.
My Italian American husband, a man who is very often fast asleep after watching 15 minutes of a movies with subtitles, was immediately absorbed in Baarìa’s story of generations of a Sicilian family, and when it was over, he rewound and watched the ending again. The ending is the best part, no doubt about it. It does what an Italian movie does best, grabbing all of our emotions and making all of us wish we were Italian American.
I know what you’re thinking. Italian Americans don’t want to be reminded about the organized crime in Italy, but La Mafia Uccide Solo D’Estate is different.
Young Arturo, hears the adults talking and knows that something’s going on but the adults tell him not to worry; “it’s winter, and the Mafia only kills people in the summer”.
But as the violence in Palermo escalates, Arturo must face the truth, gather courage, and try to stand up to the mob. Diliberto’s intertwining of actual footage from the era with the fictional characters really drives home the emotion and sadness of the situation in a very sweet way. Filmmaker and star Pierfrancesco Diliberto has created a truly beautiful tribute to the Italian heroes who fought the mob. Grab your tissues for the ending!
Beautiful Tuscan filming locations, a cast of at least a dozen of Italy’s finest actors, and stories from The Decameron make Wondrous Boccaccio a fun watch for everyone who loves Italy.
The true story of Benito Mussolini and his secret wife, Ida Dasler, Vincere is gorgeous, with vivid and starting imagery.
There’s a profound beauty in Habemus Papam as this man, the Pope, struggles to decide what is his obligation to the world and takes a balanced and thoughtful look at the Church.
Relive what it was like for your immigrant relatives and follow an early 20th century Sicilian family on their voyage to America, and their experiences on Ellis Island.