Il carabiniere a cavallo
Il carabiniere a cavallo is a 1962 Italian comedy film directed by Carlo Lizzani. A couple of women nomads in Rome steal a horse named Rutilio; the horse belongs to a member of the Italian national police force. The officer must look throughout the capitol on the same day. Nino Manfredi: Franco Bartolomucci Peppino De Filippo: Brigadiere Tarquinio Maurizio Arena: Renato Annette Stroyberg: Letizia, Franco's fianceè Luciano Salce: prete Clelia Matania: madre di Letizia Eubenio Maggi: padre di Letizia Anthea Nocera: Rita Guido Celano: padre di Rita Lamberto Antinori: barbiere Silvio Anselmo: Lazzaro Aldo Giuffré: tenente Il carabiniere a cavallo on IMDb
Chronicle of Poor Lovers
Chronicle of Poor Lovers is a 1954 Italian drama film directed by Carlo Lizzani. It was entered into the 1954 Cannes Film Festival. Anna Maria Ferrero – Gesuina Cosetta Greco – Elisa Antonella Lualdi – Milena Campolmi Marcello Mastroianni – Ugo Bruno Berellini – Carlino Bencini Irene Cefaro – Clara Adolfo Consolini – Maciste Giuliano Montaldo – Alfredo Campolmi Gabriele Tinti – Mario Parigi Eva Vanicek – Bianca Quagliotti Wanda Capodaglio – La Signora Mimmo Maggio Andrea Petricca Garibaldo Lucii – Staderini Mario Piloni – Osvaldo Ada Colangeli – Miss Fidalma Giuseppe Angelini Chronicle of Poor Lovers on IMDb
L'amante di Gramigna
L'amante di Gramigna is a 1969 Italian drama film directed by Carlo Lizzani. For this film Stefania Sandrelli was awarded as Best Actress at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. Gian Maria Volontè: Gramigna Stefania Sandrelli: Gemma Luigi Pistilli: Ramarro Ivo Garrani: Baron Nardò L'amante di Gramigna on IMDb
Esterina is a 1959 Italian drama film directed by Carlo Lizzani. It was entered into the main competition at the 20th Venice International Film Festival, in which Carla Gravina received a special mention for her performance. Carla Gravina: Esterina Geoffrey Horne: Gino Domenico Modugno: Piero Anna Maria Aveta: Piero's Wife Silvana Jachino: Landlady Laura Nucci: Hooker Raimondo Van Riel: Old man Esterina on IMDb
Thrilling is a 1965 Italian comedy film. The film is split into three distinct segments, each directed by a different director. Directed by Ettore Scola Nino Manfredi as Nanni Galassi Alexandra Stewart as Frida Tino Buazzelli as The Shrink Magda Konopka as Luciana Milena Vukotic as The Laboratory Assistant Directed by Gian Luigi Polidoro Walter Chiari as Bertazzi Dorian Gray as Veronique Directed by Carlo Lizzani Alberto Sordi as Fernando Boccetta Sylva Koscina as Paola Giampiero Albertini as Il Rosso Alessandro Cutolo as Eraldo Nicoletta Machiavelli Federico Boido Renato Terra Thrilling on IMDb
Giulietta Masina was an Italian film actress, best known for her performances of Gelsomina in La Strada and Cabiria in Nights of Cabiria. Both films won Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and were described by their director Federico Fellini as having been "inspired" by Masina's "humanity."Italian cinema historian Peter Bondanella described Masina's work as "masterful" and "unforgettable," and Charlie Chaplin, with whose work Masina's is compared, called her "the actress who moved him most." Giulia Anna Masina, the oldest of four children, was born in San Giorgio di Piano, near Bologna. Her father was a violinist and her mother was a schoolteacher; when Masina was four, her uncle took her to meet the Italian playwright Luigi Pirandello, to win the Nobel Prize in literature. A few years when this uncle passed away, his widow, Masina's aunt, asked Masina's parents if they would allow her to come to Rome to stay with her. Masina's parents agreed, in part because they believed that in Rome Masina would have more success in the arts, for which she was demonstrating a unique talent.
Masina attended an Ursuline convent school and took lessons in voice and dance. Her first experiences acting took place during World War II as part of the theater section of Rome's Gruppi Universitari Fascisti, a state-sponsored but university-student-led arts organization, she graduated with a degree in Literature from Sapienza University of Rome. She began to work as a voice actress on radio during the war, which earned her more money and attention than stage acting, it was as a radio artist that Masina met a radio show screenwriter. They married in 1943, a few months Masina suffered a miscarriage after falling down a flight of stairs. In 1944, she became pregnant again. Masina and Fellini had no other children. Masina died from cancer on 23 March 1994 at age 73, five months after her husband's death on 31 October 1993. For her funeral, she requested that trumpeter Mauro Maur play "La Strada" by Nino Rota, a poignant leitmotif from the film, she and Fellini are buried together at Rimini cemetery in a tomb marked by a prow-shaped monument, the work of sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro.
Working together with her husband, Masina made the transition to on-screen acting. Half of her Italian films, the most successful ones, were either directed by her husband. Masina made her film debut in an uncredited role in Rossellini's Paisà, credit for the script being given to Fellini, she received her first screen credit in Lattuada's Without Pity, another adaptation by Fellini and played opposite John Kitzmiller. In 1954, she starred with Anthony Quinn in Fellini's La Strada, playing the abused stooge of Quinn's travelling circus strongman. In 1957, she won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival for her portrayal of the title role in Fellini's Nights of Cabiria, she played a prostitute who endures life's tragedies and disappointments with both innocence and resilience. In 1960, Masina's career was damaged by the critical and box office failure of The High Life. Subsequently, she became dedicated entirely to her personal life and marriage. Nonetheless, she again worked with Fellini in Juliet of the Spirits, which earned both the New York Film Critics award and the Golden Globe award for Best Foreign Language Film.
In 1969, Masina did her first work in English in The Madwoman of Chaillot, which starred Katharine Hepburn. After two decades, during which she worked sporadically only in television, Masina appeared in Fellini's Ginger and Fred, she rejected outside offers in order to attend to her husband's precarious health. Her last film was Jean-Louis Bertucelli's A Day to Remember. In the late 1960s, Masina hosted a popular radio show, Lettere aperte, in which she addressed correspondence from her listeners; the letters were published in a book. From the 1970s on, she appeared on television. Two performances, in Eleonora and Camilla were acclaimed. Masina is referred to favorably as Fellini's "muse,", a term, that feminist scholars have argued can eclipse consideration of women's roles as thinkers and artists in their own right. A recent critic has suggested that "perhaps the time has come for the field of Fellini studies to properly reassess creative role in the making of some of her husband's masterpieces."
Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: 4 Silver Ribbon awards. Best Actress: Nights of Cabiria and Fred Best Supporting Actress: Without Pity, Variety Lights She was twice nominated for a BAFTA Film Award for Best Foreign Actress. David di Donatello: 2 David awards David di Donatello for Best Actress award, by Juliet of the Spirits Honorary award. Cannes Film Festival Best actress award, by Nights of Cabiria. San Sebastián film festival Best actress award, by Nights of Cabiria. Giulietta Masina on IMDb Giulietta Masina at AllMovie Giulietta Masina at the RAI Giulietta Masina at Find a Grave
The Tough and the Mighty
The Tough and the Mighty is a 1969 Italian drama film directed by Carlo Lizzani. It is based on the real-life events of Italian bandit Graziano Mesina. Terence Hill: Graziano Cassitta Don Backy: Miguel Lopez Frank Wolff: Spina Peter Martell: Antonio Masara Clelia Matania: La madre di Graziano Tano Cimarosa: Cartana Attilio Dottesio: Il padre di Nino Gabriele Tinti: Nanni Ripari Rossana Martini: Signora Benedetto Helene Ronee: Anania Franco Silva: Avvocato Arecu Rosalba Neri: Girl at Party The Tough and the Mighty on IMDb