The assuming of responsibility by individuals, the use of science for man and not against him, the duty of truth to increase the stature of people, all together: these are the important ... See full summary »
In the industrial North, Giovanni is a skilled factory worker offered a promotion if he'll go to Sicily for 18 months to assist in a new department. His impending absence strains his ... See full summary »
Based on the diary Pope John XXIII kept between the ages of 14 and 18, his lifelong concern for tolerance, the underprivileged, and world peace is told. Rod Steiger, in the central role, ... See full summary »
Two middle-aged men work as caretakers on an isolated dam construction site high in the snow-capped Italian Alps. When one of them leaves for the valley to spend Christmas vacation with his... See full summary »
The assuming of responsibility by individuals, the use of science for man and not against him, the duty of truth to increase the stature of people, all together: these are the important themes this movie debates in allegorical form. Roles are performed by non professional actors and actresses. Written by
In CAMMINA CAMMINA ("Keep on Walking") Ermanno Olmi has recreated the journey of the Magi as it might have been enacted by a village full of Italian peasants. Some refuse to make the trip; some drop out grumbling along the way; some persevere in search of a miracle - and all for the best of reasons. Olmi knows the strengths and limitations of the human spirit, ancient or contemporary, and fills his sublime and haunting pageant with suspense, gentle comedy, and ironic climax. This is a biblical story for our time, etched in a visual style as clear and mysterious as faith itself. What a tragedy that this towering film is virtually unknown in the United States except for presentations at a few international film festivals.
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