Cinema Italiano Podcast

Cinema Italiano Podcast

Cinema Italiano is the first podcast dedicated to Italian film. In each episode, we discuss specific films, directors, or topics, and explore how they tie back to Italian geography, heritage, and culture. In this series, we’ll bring in guests to discuss classic Italian cinema, lesser known gems, and share our favorites and recommendations.

Episodes

January 22, 2024

Recap on the Italian films featured: "Io capitano," "La chimera," and "Kidnapped."

The post #43: The 35th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival first appeared on Cinema Italiano Podcast.

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Recap of the Italian films featured at the festival, including reviews of "Kidnapped" and "The Beautiful Summer."

The post #42: The 59th Chicago International Film Festival first appeared on Cinema Italiano Podcast.

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An epic, emotional story of a lifelong friendship between two men, one from the city and one from the mountains.

The post #41: The Eight Mountains (Felix van Groeningen & Charlotte Vandermeersch, 2022) first appeared on Cinema Italiano Podcast.

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Recap & reviews of the Italian films featured at the festival, including "The Hummingbird" and "L'immensita'."

The post #40: The 49th Annual Seattle International Film Festival first appeared on Cinema Italiano Podcast.

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The past is ever-present when a medical examiner is caught in the middle of a murder mystery.

The post #39: Naples in Veils (Ferzan Özpetek, 2017) first appeared on Cinema Italiano Podcast.

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This moving drama explores a happy family shifting from a singular unit to separate individuals.

The post #38: The Son’s Room (Nanni Moretti, 2001) first appeared on Cinema Italiano Podcast.

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An all-girls school is shaken by the prospect of a beautiful cake - an extravagant, tempting indulgence in an era of rationing and sacrifice.

The post #37: Le pupille (Alice Rohrwacher, 2022) first appeared on Cinema Italiano Podcast.

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Quick recap on the Italian films featured at the festival, including "Nostalgia" and "Freaks Out."

The post #36: The 34th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival first appeared on Cinema Italiano Podcast.

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Pietro Marcello brings Jack London's Oakland-set novel to Naples in his innovative adaptation.

The post #35: Martin Eden (Pietro Marcello, 2019) first appeared on Cinema Italiano Podcast.

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A Roman fashion house is terrorized by a faceless killer in this endlessly stylish, thrilling midcentury mystery.

The post #34: Blood and Black Lace (Mario Bava, 1964) first appeared on Cinema Italiano Podcast.

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A married Russian-Italian mother finds a new passion for life when she meets a younger chef.

The post #33: I Am Love (Luca Guadagnino, 2009) first appeared on Cinema Italiano Podcast.

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Vittorio De Sica explores Italian romance past, present, and future in his award-winning film starring Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni.

The post #32: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Vittorio De Sica, 1963) first appeared on Cinema Italiano Podcast.

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A struggling family of bee farmers get the chance to represent their way of life on a TV competition show.

The post #31: The Wonders (Alice Rohrwacher, 2014) first appeared on Cinema Italiano Podcast.

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Ingrid Bergman experiences the land of God in Roberto Rossellini's 1950 film.

The post #30: Stromboli (Roberto Rossellini, 1950) first appeared on Cinema Italiano Podcast.

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Luchino Visconti's second film follows a Sicilian fishing family who strives to rise up out of poverty, but face hardships at every turn.

The post #29: La terra trema (Luchino Visconti, 1948) first appeared on Cinema Italiano Podcast.

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Pietro Germi goes to Sicily with "Divorce Italian Style" and "Seduced and Abandoned," critiquing law & society against the backdrop of decaying aristocracy and the rise of the mafia.

The post #28: Two Sicilian Love Stories by Pietro Germi first appeared on Cinema Italiano Podcast.

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"The Hand of God" is a semi-autobiographical tale a young man in Naples whose life is transformed when a terrible tragedy pushes him from an idyllic childhood to somber adulthood.

The post #27: The Hand of God (Paolo Sorrentino, 2021) first appeared on Cinema Italiano Podcast.

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This sprawling work examines Roman high society, as well as broader themes of artistry, beauty, and experiences both individual and collective.

The post #26: The Great Beauty (Paolo Sorrentino, 2013) first appeared on Cinema Italiano Podcast.

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Discussing two tales of young men, directionless and in limbo, and exploring their thematic similarities & differences.

The post #25: I vitelloni (Federico Fellini, 1953) & I basilischi (Lina Wertmüller, 1963) first appeared on Cinema Italiano Podcast.

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Discussing this example of "pink neorealism" as well as its themes of class, regionalism, and more.

The post #24: Domenica d’agosto (Luciano Emmer, 1950) first appeared on Cinema Italiano Podcast.

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