24 Dec

Divine Bodies: A Lesson from Caravaggio and His Chiaroscuro Technique, by Patrizia Comello Perry


In an article in Segnocinema, Flavio De Bernardinis discusses the importance of teaching Italian cinema and quotes Elio Petri: “Italian cinema is a persistent sign of malaise” (De Bernardinis 15, my translation); the word is malessere in the original Italian version. Malessere is certainly present where film portrays the new reality of Italy as an immigration land. Over the past twenty-five years, film and immigration law have followed with extreme precision the changes and issues connected to this new reality ...continua a leggere