Most Popular Sicilian-Language Feature Films
The Godfather: Part II
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba. Dir: Francis Ford Coppola With: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall Crime | Drama 200 mins.
Salvo is a body guard and hit man for a mafioso. After foiling an attack on his employer, Salvo hunts down the man who organised it and encounters the man's blind sister. She causes Salvo to question himself and his existence. Dir: Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza With: Saleh Bakri, Luigi Lo Cascio, Sara Serraiocco Crime | Drama | Romance 110 mins.
Baaria is Sicilian slang for Bagheria where Tornatore was born and this is an autobiographic epic of three generations in the Sicilian village where he was born. Dir: Giuseppe Tornatore With: Francesco Scianna, Margareth Madè, Lina Sastri Comedy | Drama 150 mins.
The story is set at the beginning of the 20th century in Sicily. Salvatore, a very poor farmer, and a widower... Dir: Emanuele Crialese With: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Vincenzo Amato, Aurora Quattrocchi Drama | History | Romance 118 mins.
La Terra Trema
In rural Sicily, the fishermen live at the mercy of the greedy wholesalers. One family risks everything to buy their own boat and operate independently. Dir: Luchino Visconti With: Luchino Visconti, Antonio Pietrangeli, Antonio Arcidiacono Drama 160 mins.
A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island. Dir: Emanuele Crialese With: Filippo Pucillo, Donatella Finocchiaro, Beppe Fiorello Drama 88 mins.
Six vignettes follow the Allied invasion from July 1943 to winter 1944, from Sicily north to Venice... Dir: Roberto Rossellini With: Carmela Sazio, Gar Moore, William Tubbs Drama 125 mins.
The Star Maker
"Dottore" Joe Moretti travels round Sicily doing screen tests for the big Roman studios. He's a conman and takes money or favours for his efforts... Dir: Giuseppe Tornatore With: Sergio Castellitto, Tiziana Lodato, Franco Scaldati Drama | Romance 113 mins.
On an impoverished Italian island, a free-spirited woman is accused of madness by townspeople fed up with her antics. Dir: Emanuele Crialese With: Valeria Golino, Vincenzo Amato, Francesco Casisa Drama 95 mins.
The stories of three young men who, in the wake of the ferocious repression by the Bourbon reign in 1828, decide to join Giuseppe Mazzini's Young Italy movement. Dir: Mario Martone With: Raffaele Di Florio, Edoardo Natoli, Andrea Bosca History 170 mins.