Over the past 10 years I have been the luckiest woman alive, getting the chance to meet so many of the people that are brilliantly, and I don’t use that word lightly, working to change the face of Italian Cinema. Who would have guessed that they would all be SO DARNED NICE!
They aren’t trying to reclaim glory from days gone by, they aren’t trying to recapture the essence of Neorealism or the days of “Classic Italian Cinema”. They aren’t trying to be someone they are not. They want to tell their truths, and the way they are doing it is pretty extraordinary.
I know that a lot of you have figured this out, but for those of you still pining away for movies like Bicycle Thieves, you need to give these new filmmakers a chance.
And read my interviews. I started doing them with the idea of simply “reporting”, but they’ve become so much more. After having talked with dozens of Italian filmmakers I feel as if I’ve earned some kind of degree in contemporary filmmaking. I am definitely a changed person, and think about what is happening in today’s Italian cinema in a whole new way.
I Love Italian Movies, of course, but now I APPRECIATE them even more.
Read about what director Roberto Andò explains he’s learned from Bernardo Bertolucci.
“In the last ten years”, he said, “filmmakers have given up on the idea of making films with no relationship to the audience.”