The Wide Blue Road (La Grande Strada Azzurra)

A restored print of Gillo Pontecorvo’s 1957 first feature film, The Wide Blue Road, was finally released commercially in the United States in 2001, forty-four years after the film was made, thanks to the efforts of Jonathan Demme and  ...

Iron Island (Jazireh ahani

"She's my daughter. I'll kill her if I want to," states a father midway through Iron Island, commenting on his offspring's dishonorable behavior. She (the nameless Girl played by Neda Pakdaman) committed the crime of accepting a letter from  ...

The Keys to the House (Le Chiavi di Casa)

“You must read this book. It has to do with us,” Nicole (Charlotte Rampling) tells Gianni (Kim Rossi Stuart) midway throughThe Keys to the House. The book in question, Born Twice, by Giuseppe Pontiggia, is more than a prop  ...