Monday, March 26, Room 9A, 5pm
Directed by: Paolo and Vittorio Taviani Starring:Margarita Lozano and Omero Antonutti
Release date: 1983 Genre: Fantasy war drama
Running time: 105 minutes Language: Italian with English subtitles
“A distinctive and restless force in European cinema for more than 35 years, the Taviani brothers mastered an eloquent stylistic bridge between Rossellini’s stringency and Fellini’s braggadocio.
1982′s The Night of the Shooting Stars remains their premier achievement and arguably the best Italian film of the ’80s. Fantastic and episodic, this saga of Italian villagers roaming the Nazi-upended countryside searching for the liberating armies combines doom, magic and absurdism with spectacular confidence. This mid-career masterpiece (told as mythopoetic flashback by its six-year-old protagonist, now grown into parenthood) is a traumatic oral history seen from the inside out”.
Michael Atkinson, The Village Voice