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The Love of a Woman

Welcome to the world of Jean Grémillon, where adult characters work through adult problems without benefit of melodramatic excess. The impressively directed experiences of Micheline Presle’s lady doctor on a storm-swept island opts for a progressive point of view, not sentimentality.

The Love of a Woman

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1953 / B&W / 1:37 flat full frame / 104 min. / Street Date August 22, 2017 / L’amour d’une femme / Available from Arrow Video 39.95

Starring: Micheline Presle, Massimo Girotti, Gaby Morlay, Paolo Stoppa, Marc Cassot, Marius David, Yvette Etiévant, Roland Lesaffre, Robert Naly, Madeleine Geoffroy.

Cinematography: Louis Page

Film Editor: Louisette Hautecoeur, Marguerite Renoir

Production Design: Robert Clavel

Original Music: Elsa Barraine, Henrie Dutilleux

Written by René Fallet, Jean Grémillon, René Wheeler

Produced by Mario Gabrielli, Pierre Géin

Directed by Jean Grémillon

Film critics that pride themselves on rediscovering older directors haven’t done very well by France’s Jean Grémillon, at least not in this country.
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Popes on film: cinema's five most memorable pontiffs

In a transparent attempt to piggyback on a major news event and use it as an excuse to talk about films, here are some of our favourite cinematic popes

Following news that Benedict XVI is to be the first pope to resign in 600 years, we introduce the only important matter for debate: what are the best on-screen portrayals of pontiffs? Here are a few of our favourites, including nominations from @guardianfilm Twitter followers @Lazslokovacs, @farah0912‏, @nigelfloyd, @pafster, ‏@DulachG, ‏@filipequintans and ‏@FPSFilm.

1. Robbie Coltrane in The Pope Must Die

The film might not have been a classic, but Robbie Coltrane is certainly one of the most memorable movie popes.

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2. Rex Harrison in The Agony and the Ecstasy

Rex Harrison is a remarkably shouty Pope Julius II, butting heads over the painting of the Sistine chapel with an even shoutier Michelangelo in Charlton Heston.
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Blu-ray Review: Miracle in Milan

Miracle In Milan

Stars: Emma Gramatica, Francesco Golisano, Paolo Stoppa, Guglielmo Barnabò | Written by Cesare Zavattini | Directed by Vittorio De Sica

Films carry power, whether it’s to just merely entertain or to get an emotional reaction from the water they still gain a reaction. When a film fails the reaction they get can range from pure hatred to just pure boredom. Of course there is no reason to hate a film just because it’s bad, sure have a dislike for it but don’t waste emotion on hate, just don’t watch the film ever again. That said it’s always fun to bitch about one that truly sucks. Miracle in Milan is one that I would argue brings happiness, it’s a true feel good film.

Some films can be seen as a kind of social commentary, and this could be said about Miracle in Milan, even
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Blu-Ray Review: ‘The Leopard’ Basks in the Bittersweet Glow of Nostalgia

Chicago – Many great films have been made about the changing of eras and the passing of power from one generation to another. But few are as masterfully conceived and as lovingly detailed as Italian filmmaker Luchino Visconti’s 1963 classic “The Leopard.” Gorgeously restored on Blu-Ray, this near-masterpiece was sliced and diced by Hollywood for American audiences, but is now presented in its original three-hour running time.

As one of the founders of Italian neorealism, Visconti is well known for his depictions of upper-class life, which are somewhat inspired by his own upbringing in one of Italy’s wealthiest families. Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s 1958 novel of “The Leopard,” published a few months after the author’s death, was an ideal fit for Visconti’s stylistic and thematic obsessions. The story centers on members of the Sicilian aristocracy during the Risorgimento (Italian unification) of the early 1860s. The aristocracy’s delicate
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The Laws Have Changed | The Leopard

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Luchino Visconti's 185-minute film The Leopard (Il Gattopardo, 1963) begins outside a quiet Italian villa. The camera gradually makes its way closer to the estate, gliding across the windows -- open to the early summer breeze -- until settling on a wafting lace curtain. The curtain invites the camera inside, and we come along with it. Inside the room, Father Pirrone (Romolo Valli) leads Prince Don Fabrizio Salina (Burt Lancaster), his wife Maria (Rina Morelli), and the rest of the Salinas through prayer. As Pirrone continues his mass, we hear a commotion outside. The aristocratic family tries to continue through the service in their ornate setting until Don Fabrizio, upset and distracted by the noise, asks one of his servants about the situation. The servant informs him that a dead soldier has been found in the Salina's garden; it seems that il Risorgimento, the Italian Resurgence, is near their doorstep.
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Salma Hayek Photo: Cannes 2010

Salma Hayek, an Academy Award nominee back in 2003 for Frida, attends the premiere of the restored Luchino Visconti classic The Leopard / Il gattopardo, starring Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, and Claudia Cardinale. The event was held at the Palais des Festivals during the 63rd Annual International Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2010, in the south of France. Both Delon and Cardinale were present. (Photo by Tony Barson/WireImage.) Adapted by Visconti, Suso Cecchi d’Amico, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Enrico Medioli, and Massimo Franciosa, from Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa’s novel, The Leopard (1963) also features Paolo Stoppa, Romolo Valli, Pierre Clémenti, Terence Hill, and Giuliano Gemma. Visconti was one of the [...]
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Kate Beckinsale Photo: Cannes 2010

Kate Beckinsale shows up the premiere of the restored Luchino Visconti classic The Leopard / Il gattopardo, starring Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, and Claudia Cardinale. The cinematic event was held at the Palais des Festivals during the 63rd Annual International Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2010, in the south of France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage.) The Leopard (1963) also features Paolo Stoppa, Romolo Valli, Pierre Clémenti, Terence Hill, and Giuliano Gemma. Both Delon and Cardinale were in attendance at the premiere. Adapted by Visconti, Suso Cecchi d’Amico, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Enrico Medioli, and Massimo Franciosa, The Leopard is based on Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa’s classic novel. Among Luchino Visconti’s other film classics are [...]
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Photo: Cannes 2010

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, one of the greatest Bollywood stars, attends the premiere of Luchino Visconti’s restored classic The Leopard / Il gattopardo, a period drama starring Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, and Claudia Cardinale. The screening was held at the Palais des Festivals during the 2010 Cannes Film Festival on May 14. (Photo by Getty Images.) In addition to Lancaster, Delon, and Cardinale, The Leopard (1963) also features Paolo Stoppa, Romolo Valli, Pierre Clémenti, Terence Hill, and Giuliano Gemma. Both Delon and Cardinale were in attendance at the premiere. Adapted by Visconti, Suso Cecchi d’Amico, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Enrico Medioli, and Massimo Franciosa, The Leopard is based on Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa’s [...]
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Martin Scorsese Photo: Cannes 2010 The Leopard Premiere

Martin Scorsese, Best Director Oscar winner for The Departed and ardent movie lover, attends the premiere of the restored Luchino Visconti classic The Leopard / Il gattopardo, starring Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, and Claudia Cardinale. The event was held at the Palais des Festivals during the 2010 International Cannes Film Festival on May 14. (Photo by Getty Images/WireImage) The Leopard (1963), which some consider Visconti’s masterpiece, also features Paolo Stoppa, Romolo Valli, Pierre Clémenti, Terence Hill, and Giuliano Gemma. Both Delon and Cardinale were in attendance at the premiere. Adapted by Visconti, Suso Cecchi d’Amico, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Enrico Medioli, and Massimo Franciosa, The Leopard is based on Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa’s [...]
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Claudia Cardinale, Alain Delon, Gilles Jacob Photo: Cannes 2010

Claudia Cardinale, Alain Delon, and Cannes Film Festival President Gilles Jacob (mostly hidden behind Delon’s outstretched arms) at the Il Gattopardo / The Leopard premiere held at the Palais des Festivals during the 63rd Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2010 on the French Riviera. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage) Directed by Luchino Visconti, and adapted by Visconti, Suso Cecchi d’Amico, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Enrico Medioli, and Massimo Franciosa, from Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa’s novel, The Leopard (1963) is considered one the greatest Visconti’s films. Also in the period drama’s cast: Burt Lancaster, Paolo Stoppa, Romolo Valli, Pierre Clémenti, Terence Hill, and Giuliano Gemma. Other Visconti efforts include Ossessione, Bellissima, Senso, Rocco [...]
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Claudia Cardinale Photo: The Leopard Cannes Premiere

Claudia Cardinale arrives at the premiere of Luchino Visconti’s Il Gattopardo / The Leopard, which was held at the Palais des Festivals during the 63rd Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2010. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage) Adapted by Visconti, Suso Cecchi d’Amico, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Enrico Medioli, and Massimo Franciosa, from Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa’s sprawling novel, The Leopard (1963) also featured Alain Delon (you can see part of him in the above photo), Burt Lancaster, Paolo Stoppa, Romolo Valli, Pierre Clémenti, Terence Hill, and Giuliano Gemma. Other Visconti efforts include Ossessione, Senso, Rocco and His Brothers (in which Cardinale has a small role), Sandra (starring Cardinale), Death in Venice, Conversation Piece, Ludwig, and [...]
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Alain Delon, Anouchka Delon Photo: Cannes 2010

Anouchka Delon and Alain Delon — and Claudia Cardinale’s arm — attend the premiere of Luchino Visconti’s restored 1963 classic Il gattopardo / The Leopard at the Salla DeBussy during the 63rd Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2010 in Cannes, France. (Photo: Swarovski / WireImage.) Adapted by Visconti, Suso Cecchi d’Amico, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Enrico Medioli, and Massimo Franciosa, from Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa’s novel, The Leopard is considered by some the greatest among Visconti’s films. Also in the cast: Burt Lancaster, Paolo Stoppa, Romolo Valli, Pierre Clémenti, Terence Hill, and Giuliano Gemma. Other Visconti efforts include Ossessione, Senso, Rocco and His Brothers, Death in Venice, Conversation Piece, and The Innocent. Click on the photo to [...]
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Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Anouchka Delon Photo: Cannes 2010

Anouchka Delon, Alain Delon and Claudia Cardinale attend the Il Gattopardo / The Leopard premiere held at the Palais des Festivals during the 2010 edition of the International Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2010 in Cannes, in the south of France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage) Directed by Luchino Visconti, and adapted by Visconti, Suso Cecchi d’Amico, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Enrico Medioli, and Massimo Franciosa, from Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa’s novel, The Leopard (1963) is considered one the greatest Visconti productions. In addition to Delon and Cardinale, Visconti’s sumptuous historical drama features Burt Lancaster, Paolo Stoppa, Romolo Valli, Pierre Clémenti, Terence Hill, and Giuliano Gemma. Among Visconti’s other film classics [...]
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