Sunday, March 24, 2013

Amori di mezzo secolo (Mid-Century Loves, 1954)

Directors: Glauco Pellegrini, Pietro Germi, Mario Chiari, Roberto Rossellini, Antonio Pietrangeli
Starring: Franco Interlenghi, Maria Pia Casilio, Alberto Sordi, Antonella Lualdi, Lea Padovani
Label:  Minerva (2008)
Format: DVD / PAL / Region 2
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
Audio: Italian (Dolby Digital 2.0 mono)
Subtitles: English

* Interview with Franco Interlenghi and Antonella Lualdi (12 minutes, with English subtitles)
* 16 page bilingual booklet

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What's the film about?
In the early 1950s producer Carlo Infascelli specialized in omnibus films, a genre that had instantly proved to be an audience favourite. Made up of five episodes, each one set in a different historical moment, Mid-century Loves is particularly interesting because of the names involved (Germi, Rossellini, Pietrangeli) and because of the Ferraniacolor process, resulting in a soft "family album" look. Unfortunately the original 100 minute version is currently lost, so the DVD runs only 72 minutes.

...if you are looking for Rossellini's or Germi's lesser-known works, you will have some surprise.

Germi's Guerra 1915-1918

Chiari's Dopoguerra 1920

Rossellini's Napoli 1943

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