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Cinema

 

It’s not an anti-Catholic film

Spotlight, the Oscar-winning film, has a compelling plot. The film is not anti-Catholic, as has been written, because it manages to voice the shock and ...

Jesus in Hindi

A unique "first": a film which re-elaborates an ancient subject, taking shape without forcing in that mechanism which is as clearly codified, as it versatile ...

Everything in that dazzling beginning

Cronaca di un amore [ Story of a Love Affair, 1950] is a title that contains a subtle oxymoron. How can a chronicle, namely, an ...

High fashion in Venice

Few surprises on the Lido. At the most recent edition of the Venice Film Festival several films which won were thought to be favourites not ...

Of the Church and women

Liliana Cavani went to the cloistered convent in Urbino to meet the community of Clarisse nuns (Poor Clares). She had learned of them by chance, ...

Saving Sergeant Molly

Every country has its heroes, whether or not they were real people, who have taken root in the popular conscience and have become the soul ...

Running to glory

Eric Liddell was Scottish though born in China. The son of protestant missionaries, he too would grow up to be a missionary and eventually die ...

The real chariots of fire

The occasion of the re-release of David Puttnam and Colin Welland’s extraordinary 1981 film Chariots of Fire , to coincide with the London Olympic Games, ...

Not just the Clericus Cup

Mario Guarrazzi is a former athletic champion who for years regretted never having won a medal at the Olympics. The desired come back could have ...

A new secret desire

In Western countries e ros has long been considered the forbidden and repressed, hence most intense, desire. Today, however, many signals tell us that something ...

Women who hate war

There are few voices outside the choruses of general consensus for the film “Where do we go now?” by Nadine Labaki, screened at Cannes in ...

With Ulysses' Gaze

It is truly symbolic that the death of Theo Angelopoulos happened on the same day that an artist once very personal like Marin Scorsese was ...

Eastwood reveals the ambiguous face of America

The dark side of the force: Star Wars in fact could be cited, in reference to John Edgar Hoover, founder and for a half century ...

A Cheyene lost in American stereotypes

The most acclaimed of young Italian directors, Paolo Sorrentino, rightly appreciated for his films, Le consequenze dell’amore (The Consequences of Love), L’amico di famiglia (The ...

Cinema (well) on the defensive

What has been seen at the most recent Venice Film Festival is conservative cinema, perhaps out of fashion. It is surely a cinema on the ...

A film to fight AIDS

Even a short film can contribute to combating the AIDS virus. Loyola Productions of the Jesuits of Lusaka, Zambia, will soon produce twenty stories narrated ...

Harry Potter's last battle

The finale is epic, with a battle worthy of this saga of unequalled planetary success. The decisive meeting between the forces of good and evil ...

The lesson of real life came to Hollywood

“Six ball in the corner pocket, 15 in the corner, 1 ball in the side pocket, the 8, the 10, the 11, 12 ball in ...

Our responseto his «I love you»

“When Cardinal Ravasi invited me to participate in the tribute to the Pope on the occasion of his 60th anniversary of priesthood, I asked him ...

The search for Jesus

Italian cinema has lately shown significant interest in the Catholic Church, making it the subject of several films. Without a doubt, this is a sign ...

The return of the lazy giant

Still mired in the pain of loss for his brother’s death, a man (Sean Penn) re-lives his childhood in the Midwest of the 1950’s. The ...

A media Pope

Pope Pius XII was the absolute protagonist of the International Catholic Film Festival, “ Mirabile Dictu ” which opened May 17th in Rome and runs ...

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