10 Italian independent films to see absolutely

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What are independent films? From a strictly encyclopedic point of view, a independent film , also called indie film , is a film produced without the intervention of a big Studios , but this is perhaps a valid concept especially in the film market of the United States and, more generally, of the Anglo-Saxon countries. […]

Slow life: a quiet holiday against the stress of the social gear

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The plot of Slow life Lino Stella, the protagonist of slow life, the new film by Fabio del Greco, is employed in a municipal library. A permanent job that the mirage of millions of people. But for some time he has not been able to stand his working days, he feels stressed out and takes […]

Nanook and other films from documentary pioneer Robert Flaherty

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Robert Flaherty, the director of the famous film Nanook of the north, was the undisputed pioneer of documentary and cinema-truth. All his filmography revolves around the great theme of the relationship between man and nature. He was born in Iron Mountain, a very small and cold town in the United States, in Michigan, on the […]

Luis Bunuel: an anarchist surrealist looking for a homeland

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Luis Bunuel was born in Calendar, a small town in Aragon, Spain on February 22, 1900. He was sent to study in a Jesuit college. In all likelihood, this experience made up of rigid rules and monotonous everyday life contributes to creating his profound aversion to Catholic institutions. Luis Bunuel during his university period Finally […]

Indiecinema, arthouse, cult and independent films with a vision of personal growth

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Indiecinema is the streaming channel dedicated to arthouse, cult films, masterpieces of cinema history and rare independent films, with a vision of personal growth. A journey into the history of cinema, from early masterpieces and silent cinema to contemporary cult, with food for thought that goes beyond entertainment and simple classification in general, focused on […]

Kaurismäki: Rocky according to Aki and his irresistible shorts

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Kaurismaki and his cinematic poetics There are those who discovered the movies of Aki Kaurismäki relatively recently. Perhaps with the very remarkable Miracle in Le Havre (2011) or with The other face of hope (2017). And that would already be fine, in a world that the magic of the big screen is gradually replacing the […]

Lightning: an experimental movie of Manuela Morgaine

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Lightning by Manuela Morgaine is an experimental movie – documentary, a 4-hour “monstre” film, Lightning explores in a deep and poetic way the mythologies and phenomena related to lightning, connecting them to human energy, to love, eros, melancholy, healing, dance. Interview by Silvia Tarquini, in collaboration with Alessandro Poggiani Before Lightning you did theater, literature, […]

Lack – Hell: The exterminating reparative angel

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Lack – Hell. Faces astonished yet mobile, talkative and yet paralyzed with terror, bathed in a strange light, neither day nor night. Hell are already those signs of their being matter, flesh equal to barriers and fences. Twenty people, women and men, surrounded in a pile of rubble: damned. They work through a trauma, stare […]

Altin in the city: Requiem for a reality show

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Altin in the city: the director For some years now, Fabio Del Greco’s interesting artistic career has appeared before us, revealing a stubborn, obstinate, counter-current author, often able to make up for the very few means available with a rough and personal look at the surrounding reality. The aftermath of him is a subjective look, […]

Horror cult: Carnival of Souls

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Carnival of souls, horror cult to rediscover Cult horror to be rediscovered with great surprise, “Carnival of souls“, is a strange low-budget American independent horror film made in 1962. which became almost invisible for decades due to distribution bankruptcy. The progenitor of the “Twilight Zone” style horror-purgatory, he puts the supernatural at the center of […]

Documentaries: 3 titles not to be missed

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The documentary is certainly the largest and most multifaceted experimental laboratory of independent cinema, with the greatest possibilities to explore reality without having large budgets and to bend to the sometimes very complex production logics of fictional films. Documentary cinema offers the most surprising novelties and the most courageous experiments of low-budget indie cinema, giving […]

Spaghetti western, the return: Gold & Lead

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Once upon a time there was the West or maybe it still is. Sumptuous homage to spaghetti western, which has one of its strong points in its atypical heroine. Sergio Leone , one of the great masters of world cinema. But also sublime artisans who chewed cinema with unique competence and ardor, like the performers […]

Corona Days: a visionary and grotesque film in the time of the lockdown

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Available on the channel streaming Indiecinema the new film by Fabio Del Greco, Corona Days. We had dealt with his self-sufficient and resistant cinema not many weeks ago, after viewing The smartphone woman . A few weeks, but it already seems like a century. Because since then our habits (cinephiles and otherwise) have been completely […]

Indie films to see absolutely to learn more about art cinema

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What are indie films? From a strictly encyclopedic point of view, an indie film is a film produced without the intervention of a large production company, but this is perhaps a valid concept especially in the film market of the United States and, more generally, of the Anglo-Saxon countries. In Europe, things are different. Large […]

Lack – Purgatory

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Telemachus looks out to sea, waiting for the return of Ulysses, the Father. In Lack – Purgatory, instead, it is Ulysses, a woman, whom we see from behind. Which she will then speak of a daughter, after having (re) entered into a symbolic womb, in the ship she is in command of her. Her crew […]

About Astrid, a teenager looking for herself

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About Astrid: the director of the film Among the names to be taken into greater consideration within the indie cinema scene, there is undoubtedly that of Federico Mattioni, a young filmmaker, who – with an important experience in the world of short films behind him – in 2016 made to his first work: About Astrid […]

Tides, review of the documentary shot in Ireland by Alessandro Negrini

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The river tells A visual symphony. Attending the screening of Tides. A History of Lives and Dreams Lost and Found (Some Broken) , which for non-English speakers would be Maree. A story of lost and found (some broken) lives and dreams, this effective expression, used by the director himself during the interview we had a […]

John Cassavetes, the godfather of independent cinema

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Cassavetes’ first film In 1968 John Cassavetes made the film Faces in his home and with his friends and collaborators, which had a huge impact on the development of independent cinema. Made on a budget of just $ 275,000, the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. John Cassavetes proved that […]

Sheep Hero: the shepherd against institutions and power

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We must be grateful to IndieCinema: in the very first months of its existence, the courageous and innovative online platform showed excellent potential, making available to the public an excellent selection of small Italian and foreign productions, both of genre that of a more purely authorial brand, both fictional and documentary. And among the documentaries […]