It was the hand of God is a 2021 film written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino. It was presented in competition at the 78th Venice International Film Festival, where it won the Silver Lion – Grand Jury Prize and the young Filippo Scotti, in his first film experience, received the Marcello Mastroianni prize. The film was selected to represent Italy at the 2022 Oscars in the section of the best international film
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The great beauty is a 2013 film co-written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino. It won the Academy Award for best foreign film. The screenplay was written by the director himself together with Umberto Contarello. It was presented in competition at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. In 2014 it obtained the Golden Globe and BAFTA in the same category, four European Film Awards, nine David di Donatello (out of 18 nominations), five Nastri d’Argento and numerous other international awards.
Oscar 2022, Sorrentino nominated with “It was the hand of God”: “It’s already a great victory”
The beast in the heart is a 2005 film directed by Cristina Comencini, based on the novel of the same name by the same director. Nominated in 2006 for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, it is considered one of the director’s best films.
Oscar 2022, Paolo Sorrentino nominated for “It was the hand of God”.
Life is Beautiful is a 1997 film directed and starring Roberto Benigni. Winner of three Oscars, best foreign film, best leading actor (Roberto Benigni) and best soundtrack (Nicola Piovani), out of seven nominations; the film stars Guido Orefice, a hilarious and playful Jewish man who – deported together with his family to a Nazi concentration camp – will try to protect his son from the horrors of the Holocaust
The man of the stars is a 1995 film directed by Giuseppe Tornatore and starring Sergio Castellitto. The film earned a 1996 Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. Presented in competition in 1995 at the 52nd Venice International Film Festival, it won the special jury prize, ex aequo with João César Monteiro’s La comedy di Dio.
Open Doors is a 1990 film by Gianni Amelio, inspired by the novel of the same name by Leonardo Sciascia published in 1987. Staged by Gian Maria Volonté and Ennio Fantastichini, the film was presented in the Directors’ Fortnight at the 43rd Cannes Film Festival. Oscar nomination for best foreign film
New Cinema Paradiso is a 1988 film written and directed by Giuseppe Tornatore interpreted by Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio, Marco Leonardi, Jacques Perrin, Antonella Attili, Pupella Maggio, Leopoldo Trieste, Enzo Cannavale. The soundtrack was composed by Ennio Morricone, in his first collaboration with the director. The film won the Special Jury Grand Prix at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival, the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film in January 1990 and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in March 1990.
The family is a 1987 film, directed by Ettore Scola. Nominated for the Oscar as best foreign film, the film, presented in competition at the 40th Cannes Film Festival, is the portrait of an Italian middle-class family seen from inside an apartment in the Prati district of Rome, from 1906 to 1986. The protagonist Carlo is followed by his baptism until his eightieth birthday.
Three brothers is a 1981 opera directed by Francesco Rosi. Scripted by Rosi and Tonino Guerra, it was freely taken from the short story The third son of Platonov. It received 5 David di Donatello and an Oscar nomination for best foreign film. Presented out of competition at the 34th Cannes Film Festival
Forget Venice is a 1979 film directed by Franco Brusati. The cast is made up of Mariangela Merlato, Eleonora Giorgii and Erland Josephson. Nominated for the Oscars for Best Foreign Film
The new monsters is an Italian episodic collective film of 1977, directed by Mario Monicelli, Dino Risi and Ettore Scola, fifteen years after the previous episodic film I mostri directed by Risi. The work was nominated for an Oscar as best foreign film
A particular day is a 1977 film directed by Ettore Scola. Presented in competition at the 30th Cannes Film Festival, the film has obtained various international awards, winning, among others, the Golden Globe for best foreign film and also receiving two Academy Award nominations, for best foreign film and for best actor, to Marcello Mastroianni.
Pasqualino Settebellezze is a 1975 film by Lina Wertmüller. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards in 1977: Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay; Wertmüller was the first woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director.
Perfume of a woman is a 1974 film directed by Dino Risi, based on the 1969 novel Dark and Honey by Giovanni Arpino. Presented in competition at the 1975 Cannes Film Festival, it earned Vittorio Gassman the prize for best male interpretation. At the 1976 Academy Awards, he received two nominations for best foreign film and best non-original screenplay
Amarcord is a 1973 film directed by Federico Fellini. It is one of the director’s best-known films, to the point that the word Amarcord, a wording of the Romagna-language phrase “a m’arcord”, meaning “I remember”, has entered the collective imagination becoming a neologism of the Italian language, with the meaning of re-enactment in a nostalgic key. Oscar for best foreign film
The garden of the Finzi Contini is a 1970 film directed by Vittorio De Sica, based on the novel of the same name by Giorgio Bassani. Oscar winner for best foreign film
Investigation of a citizen above suspicion is a 1970 film directed by Elio Petri and starring Gian Maria Volonté and Florinda Bolkan. The film won the Special Jury Grand Prix at the 23rd Cannes Film Festival and the 1971 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, as well as a nomination for Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars the following year.
The girl with the gun is a 1968 film, directed by Mario Monicelli. The protagonist is Monica Vitti, alongside her Carlo Giuffré and Stefano Satta Flores. The film earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film
The Battle of Algiers is a 1966 film directed by Gillo Pontecorvo, which has acquired the value of a work of testimony and reinterpretation of contemporary historical facts. Entirely set in the city of Algiers during the Algerian War, the work won the Golden Lion at the 27th Venice International Film Festival and was nominated for an Oscar for best foreign film.
Matrimonio all’italiana is a 1964 film directed by Vittorio De Sica. The subject is the theatrical comedy Filumena Marturano by Eduardo De Filippo. The film, starring Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni, got an Oscar nomination for best foreign film
Yesterday Today Tomorrow is a 1963 film, directed by Vittorio De Sica, winner of the Oscar for best foreign film in 1965. Divided into three episodes, the film stars Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni
8½ is a 1963 film directed and co-written by Federico Fellini. The film received, among other awards, the Oscar for best foreign film and best costumes in 1964. The film stars Marcello Mastroianni in the role of Guido Anselmi, a confused director struggling with his next work. It is considered one of Fellini’s masterpieces and one of the best cinematographic films of all time
The four days of Naples is a 1962 drama film directed by Nanni Loy. The film, inspired by the book by Aldo De Jaco The city rises: the four days of Naples in 1956, was produced by Goffredo Lombardo and was nominated for an Oscar in 1962 as best foreign film and for screenplay
Kapo is a 1960 film directed by Gillo Pontecorvo. It was nominated for the Oscar for best foreign film in 1961. It is the story of the descent into hell and the ascent of a young and naive girl, who is transformed from a victim by the Nazi dehumanizing cruelty first into an executioner and finally into a martyr for love.
The great war is a 1959 film directed by Mario Monicelli, produced by Dino De Laurentiis and starring Alberto Sordi and Vittorio Gassman. It is considered one of the best Italian war films and one of the masterpieces of the history of cinema. Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival ex aequo with Roberto Rossellini’s Il Generale Della Rovere and nominated for an Oscar as best foreign film, he also won three David di Donatello and two Nastri d’Argento
The usual unknown is a 1958 film directed by Mario Monicelli. Considered one of the masterpieces of Italian cinema. It won two Silver Ribbons and a 1959 Oscar nomination for best foreign film.
The nights of Cabiria is a 1957 film directed by Federico Fellini. Considered one of the best of the collaboration between Fellini and his wife Giulietta Masina, the film obtained, among other awards, the Oscar for best foreign film
The street is a 1954 film directed by Federico Fellini. It is the work that gave international fame to the director, in 1957 he won the Oscar for best foreign language film at the 29th edition, in which this category of award was established. The film was subsequently selected among the 100 Italian films to be saved.