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The most beautiful Italian films of recent years and to see
The most beautiful Italian films of recent years and to see

From The Great Beauty onwards, here are the most beautiful Italian films that have come out to the cinema in recent years, to see as soon as possible if you missed them

Since in 2014 Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, the Italian cinema it seems to have recovered the old charm it was the bearer of.

Italian films a first choice has returned and in recent years some small masterpieces have arrived in cinemas.

If you missed them, here is the Italian films to see absolutely among those released in recent years.

Italian films to see

  • "The great beauty" (2013) It is inevitable to suggest Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty. The journey of the journalist Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo) in the heart of Rome, in his art, but above all in his worldly society has won awards (after also passing by the Cannes Film Festival). In addition to the aforementioned Oscar in 2014, it won the Golden Globe and BAFTA for best foreign film, as well as nine David di Donatello and five Nastri d'Argento.

  • "The fabulous young man" (2014) Mario Martone paid homage to one of our greatest poets, Giacomo Leopardi, in «The fabulous young man». The director focuses mainly on the human side, recounting his life made of a thousand difficulties, from the difficult relationship with his father to economic hardship, up to poor health. Presented at the 71st Venice Film Festival, it saw the protagonist Elio Germano collect the Pasinetti Award for his interpretation, which will later also win him the David di Donatello.

  • "The Tale of Tales - Tale of Tales" (2015) Matteo Garrone immerses himself in the world of fairy tales (the original one, with some horror veins) with "The tale of tales - Tale of Tales", his first film in English but with roots firmly planted in his native country since it is inspired by the collection "Lo cunto de li cunti" by Giambattista Basile (published between 1634 and 1636). They range from the story of a sad queen who tries to become a mother thanks to an ancient legend to an old woman who finds her youth thanks to magic, passing through a king who gives his daughter in marriage to a monster. In the cast actors of the caliber of Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel and Toby Jones. Presented at the Cannes Film Festival, it then obtained several awards, especially in Italy.

  • "Suburra" (2015) He then turns to Stefano Sollima's noir "Suburra". The director brings the novel of the same name by Carlo Bonini and Giancarlo De Cataldo to the big screen, giving it a mood and a rhythm that is so reminiscent of American productions. The film is strongly reminiscent of the news and in particular the scandal of Roma Capitale: it is in fact set in the Eternal City, where a Pope is thinking of resigning and meanwhile small gangsters and politicians weave their criminal plots. Perfect the cast, in which we find Pierfrancesco Favino, Claudio Amendola, Elio Germano, Alessandro Borghi, Greta Scarano and Giulia Elettra Gorietti. «Suburra» has conquered Netflix which, after putting it on its list, is producing a TV series.

  • "Youth - Youth" (2015) It was not inundated with awards such as "The great beauty", but also Paolo Sorrentino's next film, "Youth - Youth", is a little gem. Starring an orchestra conductor and a director a little older in years (masterfully interpreted by Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel), who try to take stock of their personal and professional life, during their vacation in Switzerland. It was presented at the Cannes Film Festival.

  • "Perfect Strangers" (2016) The redemption of the Italian comedy was obtained by Paolo Genovese's «Perfect strangers», who played on cell phone addiction and the secrets they can hide, to underline the reasons why couples are in crisis today. In fact, at the center there is a dinner organized by Eva and Rocco, during which at a certain point everyone is invited to put their mobile phone on the table and make the messages that arrive public. In the cast Kasia Smutniak, Alba Rohrwacher, Anna Foglietta, Giuseppe Battiston, Edoardo Leo, Marco Giallini and Valerio Mastandrea. The success was international, so much so that in some countries even remakes were made.

  • "Crazy Joy" (2016) It is the story of Beatrice (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) and Donatella (Micaela Ramazzotti), two women whose lives and destinies intersect at Villa Biondi, a community for women with mental disorders, the one told by Paolo Virzì in "La pazza gioia". Chosen for a rehabilitation program, they have the opportunity to go out and one day take the opportunity to escape and finally savor their freedom. Presented at the Cannes Film Festival, it conquered audiences and critics alike to obtain 17 nominations for the David di Donatello 2017.

  • "Fast as the wind" (2016) Foray into the world of engines by Matteo Rovere with "Veloce come il vento", freely inspired by the life of the rally driver Carlo Capone. The film leads us to follow the sports career of the very young Giulia De Martino (Matilda De Angelis), who participates in the Italian GT championship with the help of her brother Loris (Stefano Accorsi), a former champion now drug addict. A success, that of «Veloce come il vento», also testified by the 16 nominations for the David di Donatello 2017.

  • "Indivisible" (2016) A film that has reached everyone's heart is "Indivisibili" by Edoardo De Angelis, in which the twins Marianna and Angela Fontana interpret the Siamese Daisy and Viola, Neapolitan neo-melodic singers who are exploited by the family as a freak. Presented at the Venice Days of the 73rd Venice Film Festival, where he was awarded multiple awards, he flew to Toronto, London to then receive 17 nominations for the David di Donatello 2017.

  • "Fire at Sea" (2016) It came close to Gianfranco Rosi's "Fuocoammare" Oscar which, after failing to make it into the final five candidates for best foreign film, was fished out and included in that for best documentary. The film, which tells the drama of the landings in Lampedusa through the testimonies of the people involved (both immigrants and men of the coast guard and doctors), had already won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 2016.

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