My Voyage To Italy

Running time: 246'

A subjective review of works of Italian cinematography which influenced Martin Scorsese most. The director pays homage to his great compatriots: Rossellini, De Sica, Fellini, Visconti, and Antonioni (whose retrospective was presented at last year's Top League). “Roma, città aperta” (“Rome, Open City”), “Germania anno zero” (“Germany Year Zero”), “L'Eclisse” (“The Eclipse”), “8 ½,” and "L'Oro di Napoli” (“The Gold of Naples”) are just some of the pictures in question. Shot in traditional 35-mm format, the film is a collage of different genres: old newsreels, “home” videos, and, last but not least, the masterpieces of Italian cinema. This long film, over four hours in running time, is watched with excitement throughout, and that is thanks to the interesting, personal, and amusing commentary by Scorsese.





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