A real find! This documentary follows well known character actor Vincent Schiavelli (you'll recognize his face from over 120 films including "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "The People vs. Larry Flynt") as he returns to retire in Polizzi Generosa, the very village in Sicily his grandparents emigrated from in 1901. (In English with Italian subtitles) … [Read more...] about Once Upon a Time in Polizzi (2005) Full Documentary
Our Italian Film List
The films we've included below are mostly "about" Italy, rather than a list of classic "must see" Italian films. We've included only films and series that we've actually seen and enjoyed. If it wasn't enjoyable to us, we didn't add it.
If you know of a film that should be on this list, by all means please tell us!
The story of an American artist (Willem Dafoe) living in Rome with his young European wife Nikki and their 3-year-old daughter, Dee Dee. Disoriented by his past misgivings and subsequent, unexpected blows to his self esteem, Tommaso wades through this late chapter of his life with an increasingly impaired grasp on reality as he prepares for his next film. … [Read more...] about Tommaso – 2019 Film
Charismatic art critic James Figueras and his American lover travel to the lavish Lake Como estate of powerful art collector, Joseph Cassidy. Their host reveals he is the patron of Jerome Debney, the reclusive J.D. Salinger of the art world, and he has a simple request: for James to steal a Debney masterpiece from the artist's studio, whatever the cost. … [Read more...] about The Burnt Orange Heresy – 2020 Film
A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond. … [Read more...] about Don’t Look Now – 1973 Film
A wonderful film! A red-colored violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner. … [Read more...] about The Red Violin – 1998 Film
One of our favorites! British art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon and Italian chef Giorgio Locatelli explore the varied regions of Italy, sharing with each other their knowledge of the country's culture and cuisine. … [Read more...] about Italy Unpacked (BBC Travel – Complete Series)
Rome is a British-American-Italian historical drama television series. It is set in the 1st century BC, during Ancient Rome's transition from Republic to Empire. And while one would think that Roman soldiers with British accents might be off-putting I absolutely LOVED this series (each time I watched it). … [Read more...] about Rome (TV Series 2005 – 2007)
National Geographic: This film charts the inside story of the race to raise and re-float the stricken Costa Concordia. The colossal cruise ship crashed into rocks and capsized on the island of Giglio in Italy in a tragic disaster in which 32 people lost their lives trying to escape. This film uses stunning CGI animation and unique access footage to reveal the incredible … [Read more...] about The Raising Of The Costa Concordia – Full Documentary