Category Archives: Italy

#173 Dear Diary

Caro diario
(1994, Nanni Moretti)

Not that long ago, I reviewed a movie called Sans Soleil, a pretentious documentary film about…something that ultimately boiled down to being really about director Chris Marker’s summer holiday in Japan. I thought it was a rare exception in filmmaking until my film list threw up Nanni Moretti’s Dear Diary, another film where a European director walked around with a camera talking about his own life.

You can imagine my sheer joy, I’m sure.

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#129 Cinema Paradiso

Nuovo cinema Paradis
(1988, Giuseppe Tornatore)

“I don’t want to hear you anymore. I want to hear about you”

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