Long live the Italian cinema!
Did you know that Italian cinema was born thanks to some recordings made to Pope Leo XIII while he blessed the camera? This happened a few months after the Lumiere Brothers invented the cinematographer, in Paris, in 1895.
Italian cinema has always been considered one of the best, especially neorealism’s own films, after World War II, where Italy’s greatest contribution to the history and evolution of cinema was made.
To start sailing in the wonderful Italian film world, here we leave you the five most representative films that will surely not cease to surprise you.
La Dolce Vita (1960)
This film streaming made the emblematic Fontana di Trevi in Rome become almost more famous than the Colosseum or the Pantheon. Many people go there and imagine having a Marcello Mastroianni or Anita Ekberg, living an image as beautiful as the one they immortalized in that same place in the feature film.
The film was considered for many as the best work of the director Federico Fellini, leaving it in a separate place in his filmography, since they did not consider it as a film of neorealism, a stage in which it was included.
It tells the story of a journalist in search of success in his profession, Marcello Mastroianni himself, who from party to party goes through the city of Rome and meeting many of his personalities. The stroll through the Italian city will provoke the odd one, but will you truly find success?
The great beauty (2013)
The director Paolo Sorrentino’s film brought about the resurrection of Italian cinema, since he achieved nothing more or nothing less than the Oscar, the BAFTA and the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film in 2013, something that since 1988 with the premiere of Cinema Paradiso Italia had not succeeded again.
Many consider it as the new resurgence of the idea of Federico Fellini in La dolce vita, but with a character of 65 years and with a much more modern atmosphere, more than the 21st century. The protagonist, an outstanding Toni Servillo, acting as a writer and journalist, lives a routine and dissatisfied situation and goes to parties reflecting on what has been and what has ended up being. A film full of philosophy and that will rethink many of your own actions.
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
This film declared in its argument the true love for the cinema, without scorn, creating moviegoers everywhere in the world. At first, the film in Italy did not have a good reception by the public due to its long duration (155 minutes); It had to go to 123 minutes so it could be released worldwide, becoming an international success.
One of the clearly praised aspects was the music of Ennio Morricone and his son Andrea Morricone, where the latter could create his first film composition even while studying at the Conservatory.
The film has been considered one of the classics in the history of cinema, being even later remastered in September 2014. Little can be said about this feature film. If you really want to love the cinema, do not hesitate to lose yourself in your images: You will never forget it.