Le cinéma italien a t-il lui aussi connu sa « Nouvelle Vague » ?
The Italian cinema has had its “Nouvelle Vague”? In 2011, the Cinémathèque française has raised the issue, offering about 30 titles at the turn of the ’50s and ’60s, in the survey “A Nouvelle Vague Italienne” (Paris, playing il16 January, running until February 7), in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Culture in Paris. The image chosen to represent the exhibition is a snapshot of “Les Garçons” (La Notte brava), the 1959 film written by Pier Paolo Pasolini and directed by Mauro Bolognini.
A selection of Italian films, between the ’50s and ’60s, that helped to break in, for themes but especially for the language, the patterns of classic cinema, introduced by Sergio Toffetti [former curator, with Tatti Sanguineti, of the retrospective “These Ghosts: Italian Cinema Rediscovered (1946 – 1975)” in Venice 65, the second edition in Venice 66]. In common with “These Ghosts” some of the titles proposed by the French review: "Dear Paris " by Vittorio Caprioli (1962) “La Cuccagna” by Luciano Salce (1962) “The Girl in the window” by Luciano Emmer (1960) “Scorched Skin” by Giuseppe Fina (1964) “The beautiful of Lodi” Mario Missiroli (1963).
Are present along with the biggest names – Pier Paolo Pasolini, Marco Ferreri, Marco Bellocchio, Michelangelo Antonioni, Bernardo Bertolucci, Dino Risi, Alberto Lattuada, Ermanno Olmi, Vittorio De Sica – with significant works from the point of view of experimentation – even some independent filmmakers less frequented, who worked in an Italian underground scene: as Romano Scavolini with "Blind Fly "(1963) among others appreciated by Joris Ivens and Jean-Luc Godard.
[thanx to Sentieri Selvaggi]
missing on mubi:
LA PROVA D’AMORE – Gian Vittorio Baldi, 1961
LA VEDOVA BIANCA – Gianfranco Mingozzi, 1961
LA PRIMA NOTTE – VIAGGIO DI NOZZE – Giulio Questi, 1961