23 independent movies to watch absolutely

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What are independent films? An independent film , also known as indie film , is a film produced without the intervention of a large production company, produced completely independently by all the great Studios. Independent films are often described as original and unconventional. But there are innumerable ambiguities and nuances in this definition. The world […]

Federico Salsano: Interview with the director of The Kempinsky Method

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Federico Salsano, thirty years of film photography essentially for commercial works in Italy and the United States of America: advertising, music videos and so on. Flagship is the photograph of a documentary nominated for an Oscar in 2004 entitled “The Wheather Underground”. Then from 2016 he realizes that he is no longer enough to make […]

Fernand Leger, the works of Cubism and the film Ballet Mecanique

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Born in 1881 Fernand Leger is one of the most important directors in the history of cinema. He began as a draftsman for an architect’s studio in Paris in 1903. He was a very eclectic artist, creator of tapestry and stained glass cartoons, decorator, ceramist, sculptor, draftsman, illustrator, costume designer, set designer. Son of a […]

Jean Epstein, the avant-garde Impressionist cinema

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Born in Warsaw in 1897, Jean Epstein was one of the most famous directors of French cinema. Lost his father and moved with his mother and sister, also a future director and screenwriter, to Switzerland. Then they moved to France, to Lyon, where Jean Epstein studied medicine and met August Lumière.  Jean Epstein was a […]

Franco Piavoli: cinema as ethical art and poetry of the universe

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Who is Franco Piavoli Franco Piavoli is one of the best directors of all time in the independent film and documentary industry. He was born in Pozzolengo in the province of Brescia, in 1933. He attended classical high school and graduated in law in Pavia in 1956. He completed his training dedicating himself to the […]

Kaneto Shindo’s independent cinema: movies to watch

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Kaneto Shindo’s beginnings in film  Born in Hiroshima in 1912, Kaneto Shindo is one of the most important directors of Japanese cinema. He grew up in a family of landowners, which then went into disrepair. In 1927 he entered the Shinko kinema studios, where he began working in Japanese cinema, initially as an assistant to […]

Fabio Nicosia: music that turns into cinema

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Who is Fabio Nicosia? Fabio Nicosia, born in 1967, was born and lives in Palermo. The first artistic love is music, through which it has been told for 40 years. “I try to see beyond the bush, usually the first idea is the one I reject as it is dictated or suggested by my being […]

Jean Cocteau: cinema as poetry, films not to be missed

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The childhood of Jean Cocteau The most famous directors of French cinema, born in Maisons-Laffitte, a suburb on the outskirts of Paris, in 1889, childhood Jean Cocteau’s immediately revealed his interest in graphic arts and poetry. In fact, little Jean, being in poor health, spends hours building small puppet theaters in the backyard and drawing.  […]

Chantal Akerman, The cinema of interiority and borders

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Born in Brussels in 1950, Chantal Akerman is one of the best female directors of all time. She was born to Jewish parents who emigrated from Poland. His maternal grandparents and his mother were deported to Auschwitz. She decides to devote herself to cinema after being struck by the film The Bandit at 11 by […]

Silvano Agosti, films as the work of a total artist

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Born in Brescia in 1938, Silvano Agosti graduated in directing at the Experimental Center of Cinematography in Rome in 1962. He had previously studied film editing at the Moscow film school, where he had met Lev Kuleshov. The thought of Silvano Agosti Silvano Agosti considers each person as the highest masterpiece of nature. In 2009 […]

American Independent Films: A Brief History of American Indie Cinema

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Independent cinema in United States Independent American films were created to escape the mechanism of industrial cinema of uniting creative resources within a decision-making unicum, it means reinventing oneself as managers of oneself and one’s own artistic abilities. It has happened often throughout the history of films, since it all began between the 40s and […]

The movies of Emiliano Dante and the precariousness of existence

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Emiliano Dante was born in L’Aquila in 1974. He is professor of Contemporary Art History at the University of Cassino and at the University of L’Aquila. He also directed the Abruzzo Documentary Festival in Pescara. Before starting to make films, he became interested in other arts such as photography, music, writing and theater. From 2003 […]

Amir Naderi: solitude and the search for a place in the world

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Life of Amir Naderi Amir Naderi was born in Abadan, in the Persian Gulf, on August 15, 1946. He never knows his father and loses his mother when he is 5 years old. Orphaned, he survives in Tehran living on the street and doing the most humble jobs. As a teenager he managed to find […]

Forough Farrokhzad: Persian poetry and New Wave cinema

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Forough Farrokhzad was a poet and Iranian director who in the fifties and sixties fought for women’s rights in Iran through her art and her intellectual commitment. She pioneered the avant-garde movement modernist.  Forough Farrokhzad’s Persian Poem Born in Tehran on January 5, 1934, Forough Farrokhzad had a difficult life due to the Iranian regime […]

Crazy world: making money by joining the power caste

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Fabio del Greco‘s independent film Crazy world is set in 2009, in Rome in an Italy that has Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi as a winning model. A successful man, surrounded by beautiful women, who has uncommon communication skills, which fascinates most Italians.  The plot of Crazy world The film opens with a large demonstration in […]

Abacuc: experimentation that goes back to the origins of cinema

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Abacuc is a provocative, highly experimental film that brutally demolishes the standardized language that cinema has built from its origins to today, in a brutal way as has rarely been done before.  The “non” plot of Abacuc Abacuc, the protagonist of the film, is played by Dario Bacis, a forty-year-old weighing 200 kilos with a […]

Alessandro Negrini: cinema and dreams that lead beyond borders

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Who is Alessandro Negrini?  Alessandro Negrini was born and raised in Turin. Even as a boy he was a flaneur, he loved to take long exploratory walks in the city, trying to perceive the stories, people and places in the atmosphere.  Before embarking on a career as a director Alessandro Negrini does various jobs: janitor […]

Federico Mattioni: in search of the lost paradise

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Director, screenwriter, poet, writer and film critic, Federico Mattioni studied at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and graduated in 2006 in the history of films.  The beginnings  He started writing short stories and poems from the age of 16, and in the following years He worked as a film critic in various magazines and […]

A better life, an existentialist noir between show business and bugs

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The plot of A better life The protagonist of the film A better life is Andrea Casadei, lives in Rome, a city filmed by director Fabio del Greco in a dark black and white full of shadows. Andrea, played by Fabio del Greco himself, accepts commissioned jobs from husbands betrayed by their wives, or from […]