10 January 2020.
THE VITTORIO DESICA RETROSPECTIVE at the GRUTLI
The best thing in town this week, other than the films I have previously reviewed, is the exceptional Italian retrospective continuing at the GRUTLI CINEMAS until 16 January 2020.
Some of the highlights of the great years of Italian cinema that remain are:
PAIN, AMOUR et FANTAISIE
From 1953 with Vittorio DeSica and an innocent, charming Gina Lollobrigida on 11 January at 19h
DeSica’s 1946 Neorealistic venture into the tragedies of wayward youths. 12 January at 17h.
MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE
The delightful classic with Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni.
13 January at 21h
An elegant tale of love, in French, by Max Ophuls with DeSica and Dannielle Darrieux. 14 January at 17h.
LA CIOCIARA (TWO WOMEN)
The tragic film that won Sophia Loren her first Oscar in 1960.
16 January at 17h.
BOMB, A LOVE STORY
Also at the GRUTLI, catch an excellent Iranian film the same evening (16 January) at 19.30.
Superb **** Very Good *** Good ** Mediocre * Miserable – no stars
Neptune Ravar Ingwersen reviews film extensively for publications in Switzerland. She views 4 to 8 films a week and her aim is to sort the wheat from the chaff for readers.