Roger Santet is a convicted murderer sprung from prison by the Sicilian clan headed by the aging Vittorio Manalese. They conspire to steal a large cache of jewels from an exhibit in Rome. As they are preparing for the heist, the mobster's American friend Tony Nicosia suggests that a better way to get the rocks would be to hijack the transport plane while it is en route to New York. The dogged inspector Le Goff is using all the available resources to thwart their plans. Though the heist itself is successful, Santet finds himself trapped by the mob because of his fling with Manalese's daughter-in-law
A man returns to visit his native Sicily after living in New York for a long time. He learns about the Sicilian way of life from stylized conversations with an orange picker, his fellow train passengers, his mother, and a knife-sharpener.
Egocentric bandit Salvatore Guiliano fights the Church, the Mafia, and the landed gentry while leading a populist movement for Sicilian independence.
Impressionistic short by Antonioni
A short film which retells the story of Jesus Christ's death and resurrection.
Inspired to a true story, on November 5th 1991, Rita Atria a young 17-year-old Sicilian girl, goes to see an anti-Mafia judge Paolo Borsellino to denounce the Mafia system that was responsible for the murder of her father and her brother. It is the first time that such a young woman from a Mafia family rebels and betrays the Mafia. From that moment on, Rita's days are numbered. She only has nine months to live...
Giovanni Percolla lives in Catania surrounded by the attentive cares of his three sisters. He permanently acts like a Don Giovanni to hide his real poor "knowledge" of women. With his friend he moves also to Rome but women still continues to remain part of his fantasies. But Giovanni succeeded to build anyway a fame of "tombeur de femmes". One day he meets the real love of Maria Antonietta and decides to marry. Will things change?
directed by Beppe Scavuzzo, itself dealing with a massive Italian earthquake. The film was shown in 1970, though it is set itself across a scattering of time: in January 1968, when the earthquake came, in the days and weeks of its immediate aftermath amongst the rubble and crisis, and in all the days and weeks and months after, adding up to the year one of the title, at which point the promised aid still had not come, despite 100,000 left homeless
A 52-minute documentary profile of Giuseppe Tornatore featuring interviews with director and extracts from his early home movies as well as interviews with director Francesco Rosi and painter Peppino Ducato, set to music by the legendary Ennio Morricone.
In a little Sicilian village at the edge of a forest, Giuseppe, a boy of 13, vanishes. Luna, his classmate who loves him, refuses to accept his mysterious disappearance. She rebels against the silence and complicity that surround her, and to find him she descends into the dark world which has swallowed him up and which has a lake as its mysterious entrance.
Our story starts with Tonio, the son the bears King, being kidnapped by some hunters in the Sicilian mountains. Because of the harshness of a winter that threatens its clan with famine, the Bear King decides to invade the land of men (in the hope of finding his son). Thanks to his powerful army and the help of a wizard, he will succeed at both quests but he will soon find out that bears are not meant to live in the land of men.
The ultimate vacation postcard of Italy including the sights and sounds immortalised for centuries in literature, movies, and art. Stunning aerial footage and evocative Italian music showcase unprecedented views.VISIONS OF SICILY As a part of Italy but very much a land unto itself, Sicily has always defied categorisation. With its unique and dramatic beauty shaped by powerful volcanic forces and its culture influenced by conquering forces throughout the centuries, it is a place like no other. From ancient fishing ports to modern autostradas, terra cotta rooftops and azure waters to the haze of volcanic craters, this unique aerial tour provides striking views of all that Sicily was and has become.
This film tells the story of three defeats: Berlusconi’s political and human defeat in his “twilight”, the one of Ciccio Mirra, Berlusconi’s unconditional supporter, deeply rooted in an ancient culture that dies hard, and the director’s artistic defeat in an Italy that recognised itself in this “Berlusconian culture” for a long time, and probably still does.
Someday in My Life Ocean Home Positively 4th Street Lost Weekend Home Loan Blues A New Flame Night Nurse Something For You You Make Me Feel Brand New Stars Money in My Pocket Fake Thrill Me The Right Thing Something Got Me Started Holding Back the Years Money's Too Tight to Mention Fairground Sunrise Special Features Documentary Bonus Tracks: Live in Montreux: The Right Thing Live in Croatia: You Make Me Feel Brand New Mick Cam
Sicilian Uprising or Sicilian Vespers is a 1949 Italian historical drama film directed by Giorgio Pastina and starring Marina Berti, Clara Calamai and Roldano Lupi.
A delightful picture full of typical interest. Sicilian women and children are washing in a brook. (Taken on the winter cruise of the S. S. "Auguste Victoria" of the Hamburg-American Line, leaving New York on 03 Feb 1903.)
When his car breaks down, Luigi, a retired miner, meets the rebellious Anita, an orphanage refugee. Together, they have to run from the law.
Erotic comedy classic 70’s where a Sicilian chaste and naive moving to Milan lost many of her inhibitions.
Art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon teams up with chef Giorgio Locatelli to embark on a journey around Sicily.
The ultimate vacation postcard of Italy including the sights and sounds immortalised for centuries in literature movies and art. Stunning aerial footage and evocative Italian music showcase unprecedented views. 3 episodes
TV mini series
Cállate con Carlos Sicilia was a Venezuelan talk show hosted and written by Carlos Sicilia, a famous Venezuelan comedy screenwriter. It began airing on Radio Caracas Television in 1989. The show followed the same format that the talk shows and variety shows of David Letterman, Johnny Carson, and Jay Leno and was known for a lack of the double entendre humor that is overly common in the Venezuelan television.