For those of us ALL IN when it comes to streaming, PLEASE bring back these EXTRAORDINARY Italian films:
Non Ti Muovere (Don’t Move)
Starring Penelope Cruz and Sergio Castellitto, this is one of my favorite films of all time. It’s extremely disturbing, but absolutely gripping drama centered around a troubled surgeon and a prostitute he meets when his car breaks down.
This is one of Cruz’s finest performances and an absolute must see.
Caterina Va In Città (Caterina in the Big City)
This “coming of age film” is probably my favorite of the genre. When sweet Caterina’s father moves her from her comfortable hometown and all her family and friends to a new home in Rome, her new high school is a whole, new, world where teenage girls rule the school in vicious microcosms.
Stars Margherita Buy, Sergio Castellitto, and Alice Teghil.
Directed by Paolo Virzì
Buongiorno Notte (Good Morning, Night)
This Marco Bellocchio film stars Luigi Lo Cascio, Maya Sansa, Roberto Herlitzka , Pier Giorgio and Bellocchio and tells the story of young members of the Red Brigades that kidnapped Aldo Moro. This true and very tragic part of Italy’s history has Bellocchio’s delicate touch as well as his eye for malevolence.