1961 | Italian Neorealism | 93 minutes | Italian with English subtitles
Why Stream This Film?
- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 100%
British Film Institute Awards: Winner, Best Director, Ermanno Olmi
New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film
Venice Film Festival: Winner, Best Director (Ermanno Olmi)
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Ermanno Olmi’s melodrama blends satire and romance, social critique and aching sympathy into an analytical panorama of urban life. Olmi’s intimate camerawork captures his amateur performers’ delicate range of inflections, hesitations, and glimmers of feeling as their inhibitions and embarrassments begin to curdle into weary bitterness.
Because Olmi has a sense of style, every detail fits harmoniously into the overall purpose of the film.
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