FORBIDDEN FILMS

DE  | 2014 | 94’ / 52'| HD | German, English (sub.) | By Felix Moeller | Blueprint Film | Broadcaster: ARTE

 

The Third Reich produced 1,200 feature films. More than 40 remain forbidden. Nearly seventy years after the end of the Nazi regime, they are banned from public screening in Germany and in many other countries, because they are still considered as dangerous propaganda. Should these films be made freely available? This is their story.

SERIES: HISTORY OF ITALIAN CINEMA (3x52')

THE OTHER FELLINI

IT | 2014 | 52'/69' | HD | Italian, French (sub.) & English (sub.) | By Stefano Bisulli & Roberto Naccari | POPCult & EIE film | Broadcaster: SVT

 

It unveils an unexplored side of Federico Fellini: the rivalry with his brother, Riccardo, actor who wanted to become a director as well. Why would one of the most emblematic artists of the twentieth century be so jealous of his younger brother?

PIETRO GERMI, THE GOOD THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE BAD

IT | 2009 | 52’ | SD | Italian & English (sub.) | By Claudio Bondi | Blue Film & Ascent Film | Broadcaster: LA7

 

This portrait of the Italian director & actor, Pietro Germi, explores his work, from Italian neorealism to the birth of the Italian comedy. He constructed his movies in a conventional way but also experimented new path. His favorite actresses such as Claudia Cardinale and Virna Lisi, his collaborators and family testify.

THE WHALE ROSSELINI

IT | 2010 | 48’ | HD | Italian & English (sub.) | By Claudio Bondi | Blue Film

 

This is the story of the film “The Whale” never directed by Rossellini. In 1971, a large whale stranded on the beach inspired Roberto Rossellini to write a scenario. Mixing up interviews, photographs and film footages, the documentary pays a tribute to one of the greatest masters of Italian cinema.