Italian films are synonymous with quality and beauty. To show this, it is enough to name the works of great film directors of this country such as Federico Fellini, Bernardo Bertolucci, Roberto Rossellini, or Luchino Visconti.
Currently, there is a litter of directors such as Guiseppe Tornatore and Paolo Sorrentino, who continue with the extraordinary legacy of their predecessors.
If you love Italian culture or are just curious to know more about the country that was the cradle of Humanism and the Renaissance, we invite you to watch these 6 great Italian films of the 21st century.
This film received high praise from critics and won various awards such as the Oscar for best foreign film.
The film is about the routine, lonely and unsatisfied life of a 65-year-old writer, who became famous with a novel in his youth and has since become accustomed to a comfortable life, writing articles for the press and attending frivolous parties.
‘Malena’ was harshly criticized for its representation of teenage sexuality, and for distribution in the United States it was edited and several of its scenes were cut.
The plot focuses on Malena, who is the most charming and irresistible beauty of Castelcuto, a quiet town on the sunny Sicilian coast. She is new to the town and, being her husband in the war, every walk he takes becomes a show that is accompanied by the lustful looks of men.
‘The son’s room’ was chosen by the French film magazine “Les Cahiers du cinéma” as one of the ten best films of 2001. In addition, she was awarded the Golden Palm of the Cannes Film Festival that year.
The story shows a family that lives in a city in northern Italy. One Sunday morning, a patient calls Giovanni for an emergency. He cannot go jogging with his son, as he had proposed; His son goes diving with his friends, but drowns in the sea. Giovanni becomes obsessed with the fact that his son has died and begins to neglect his family and work.
This film streaming was the winner at the David de Donatello Awards, which is awarded annually by the Italian Film Academy, obtaining the award for Best Film, Best Director and Best Soundtrack, among others.
The plot focuses on Virgil Oldman, a lonely and eccentric man, who is an art expert and a highly valued auction agent. His life goes beyond any feeling or emotion until he meets a beautiful and mysterious young woman who entrusts him to assess and sell the works of art inherited from his parents.
In his screening at the New York Film Festival, he received a ten-minute ovation, the longest recorded in the festival’s history. He also won four Oscar nominations, getting the award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
The film takes place in Italy during the summer of 1983, and tells the love story between Elio Perlman, a 17-year-old teenager, and Oliver, his father’s assistant.
The distribution of the tape has the performances of Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Paul Dano, Rachel Weisz and Jane Fonda. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015, where it competed for the Palme d’Or.
The story shows Fred Ballinger, an orchestra conductor, who spends a vacation in a hotel in the Alps with his daughter Lena and his friend Mick, a film director who has a hard time finishing his last film. Fred has long since given up his musical career, but receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth to conduct a concert at Buckingham Palace.