Nanni Moretti directs himself playing himself in this wry look at life. Presented in three chapters, Moretti uses the experiences of traveling on his motor-scooter, cruising with his friend... See full summary »
"I cento passi" (one hundred steps) was the distance between the Impastatos' house and the house of Tano Badalamenti, an important Mafia boss, in the small Sicilian town of Cinisi. The ... See full summary »
Marco Tullio Giordana
Luigi Lo Cascio,
Luigi Maria Burruano,
Because of an accident, Michele (a leader of P.C.I. and a water-polo player) loses his memory. During one water-polo match, strange guys torment him; they want him to remember his past. As ... See full summary »
Nanni Moretti takes a comic look at the ebbs and flows of his life as he becomes a father for the first time. He struggles with distractions while trying to make a documentary of the Italian national elections.
Michele is a mathematics professor who just started a new job in a school with some peculiar teaching methods. After a woman in his neighborhood is murdered, Michele meets beautiful ... See full summary »
Battiato seems terrific familiar with a medium you would think he's not familiar with such as Cinema. "Perduto Amore" is not a musical but music means a lot to this film. I'm not speaking of music as the traditional accompanying part of the soundtrack (which in this film is fulfilled in a very sober way)but of music as a subject matter and symbol of the sublime. In the same way play a very relevant role philosophy, magic and beauty (in several social forms such as aristocracy, music and art scene, not-yet-emancipated-women-of-low-classes, who already find a way to a responsible and conscious life in their daily things, and just simple events). The main character's perspective leads most of the time but sometimes the perspective shifts to the audience's. The screen shows the impossible geography of a dream (which is the whole film- and life as an off-voice says at the very beginning of the film). Language is almost as relevant as music and the function of the figure's voices is if not realistic surely thought provoking and clearly one of Battiato's greatest achievements. "Perduto amore" is a great pleasure for the eyes (light and impossible geography)and for the ears (music and language). I think, this film proves that art is more than the simply mastery of the medium.
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