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Istituto Luce (Italy)

Works: 544 works in 804 publications in 7 languages and 7,288 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Historical films  History  Biography  Comedy films  Romance films  Romantic comedy films  Documentary television programs  Documentary films 
Roles: Other, Editor, Producer, Photographer, Publisher, isb, Organizer of meeting, pmn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The life of Leonardo da Vinci by Leonardo( Visual )

13 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man who painted the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper was considered the most brilliant mind of the Renaissance, if not in all of history. This portrait of Leonardo da Vinci is a compelling version of his life as well as a serious study of his work and the inventive capacity of this century genius
Pane e tulipani = Bread and Tulips by Silvio Soldini( Visual )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in Italian and German and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosalba is a housewife whose presence is barely noticed by her husband and teenage children. When she is left behind at a highway rest stop during a bus tour, they don't notice she's left them for an adventurous voyage to Venice
Vincere by Marco Bellocchio( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Italian and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This strange and powerful blend of historical fact and dreamlike imagination captures both the charisma and the murderous madness of the young Benito Mussolini. In the years before World War I, in the northern city of Trent, he and Ida Dalser, daughter of a minor aristocrat, carried on a passionate affair. He's a charismatic anticlerical socialist, interventionist, and journalist who dreams of glory. She's a bourgeois who sells all her possessions to fund his newspaper. They married in secret, she bore him a son, and when he returned from World War I with another wife, she became an inconvenient woman. She would neither go away nor be quiet, so Mussolini had her sequestered in mental asylums where she lived out her days, she protested her imprisonment until the end, as Il Duce scrubbed from his life and from history. The film offers a devastating parallel between the rise of fascism and the bullying manner of Mussolini's personal relationships. Bend one inconvenient woman to his will and rewrite the truth, or bend a whole nation to one's will and rewrite history: The only difference is that of scale
The color of freedom by Color of Freedom( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in Italian and English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Gregory is a racist South African guard whose certainties of life are shaken to the core. During a twenty-year span, James was Nelson Mandela's prison warden. The film shows the daily application of a major historic abomination, known as Apartheid, as seen through the eyes of the average White South African. These are 'ordinary' people who are neither heroes nor villains, but obtuse conformists. The violence of the system on its white citizens was considerably more hidden than on its black ones, but it was violence all the same. Whites were obligated to remain as ignorant as possible or be persecuted by the status quo
Pompeii : daily life of the ancient Romans( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A walk through the streets of Pompeii, into villas and shops, baths and gardens, temples, basilicas, the stadium, and the marketplace, demonstrates and explains the history of Pompeii and its relationship to Rome; the customs, lifestyle, living standards, and moral and religious values of Pompeians; and the cataclysm that buried the city and suffocated its entire population. Re-creations of buildings and other sites help to clarify an extremely vivid and informative program
Trilogía : To livadi pou dakryzei = Trilogy : the weeping meadow( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Greek, Modern and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning the years 1919-1949, begins with refugees from Odessa settling on a piece of land that was promised to them on Greece's misty northern plains. The foundling Eleni falls in love with her adoptive brother Alexis, but is forced to marry his widowed father. Eleni flees with Alexi to the nearby port of Thessaloniki. As the unrest of the 1930s pits fascism against leftism, Alexis, departs for America and leaves Elenis behind to bear the brunt of Greek war, political repression and civil war
Private( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in Arabic and Italian and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mohammad, his wife Samia, and their five children live in a large, isolated house located midway between a Palestinian village and an Israeli settlement. Viewed as a strategic lookout point, the house is forcefully overtaken by Israeli soldiers, who confine Mohammad and his family to a few downstairs rooms in daytime and a single room at night. Against Samia's wishes, Mohammad decides to keep the family together in the house until the soldiers move on, creating division among his family and a precarious relationship with the soldiers
Cartesius by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Italian and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

René Descartes was known as the "Father of modern philosophy." Depicts the seventeenth-century thinker's agonized struggle to assert the primacy of reason. An intimate, psychological study of obsession and existential crisis
Blaise Pascal by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evoking the terror and desperation of the seventeenth century, this film brings to life Blaise Pascal, the philosopher and mathematician who, amidst religious persecution and ignorance, believed in a harmony between God and science
Francesco by Liliana Cavani( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in Italian and English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the passionately mystical life of Saint Francis of Assisi. The decadent son of a wealthy, 13th-century Italian merchant, Francesco experienced a religious awakening and set an enduring example of devotion and sacrifice
L'età di Cosimo de' Medici by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in Italian and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like a Renaissance painting come to life and gives a portrait of fifteenth-century Florence, ruled by the Medici political dynasty. Focuses on two of the city's leading citizens: banker Cosimo de' Medici and art theorist Leon Battista Alberti. This is a lengthy exposition of the social and political history of renaissance Florentine history, told through dramatised conversations between the main participants, particularly Cosimo de Medici and Brunelleschi. Among its themes are commerce and banking, artistic and scientific advances such as perspective and early automation of manufacturing processes, political processes such as taxation and voting and conflict
La scorta = The bodyguards by Ricky Tognazzi( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in Italian and English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a judge and his bodyguards are brutally murdered by the Mafia, four reluctant young cops are assigned to protect the new prosecutor where the only thing that lies ahead of them is more danger. Based on a true story
Compagna di viaggio = Travelling companion by Peter Del Monte( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Italian and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An attractive unstable girl is hired by a rich woman to follow the woman's forgetful father. The old man takes Cora on an odyssey of self-discovery through Italy
Il deserto dei tartari = Desert of the tartars( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in Italian and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For his first commission, infantry lieutenant Drogo is stationed at a remote desert garrison on the mist-shrouded border of the North Kingdom. Filling their days with endless drilling, the soldiers of Fortezza Bastiani spend the long nights wondering about an enemy no one has ever seen. As the days stretch into months, the strain of waiting for attack takes its toll on Drago's comrades: sadistic major Mattis, sardonic Lieutenant Simeon, cynical medic Rovine, and humiliated Captain Hortiz, who lives with the shame of having once sounded the alarm against an attack that vanished before anyone else could see."--Container
Maybe God is ill = Forse Dio è malato by Franco Brogi Taviani( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey across Africa to hear the stories of tragedy, turmoil, controversy, and hope. It is well-known that Africa is going through a very difficult transition, but who really understands the depths of wars, hunger and diseases that make up its everyday catastrophes? A look to see if the problems are close to being resolved, or just the beginning of a spiraling pandemic of a worldwide crises
Rossellini's history films by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the final phase of his career, Italian master Roberto Rossellini embarked on a dramatic, daunting project: a series of television films about knowledge and history, made in an effort to teach, where contemporary media were failing. Looking at the Western world's major figures and moments, yet focusing on the small details of daily life, Rossellini was determined not to recount history but to relive it, as it might have been, unadorned but full of the drama of the everyday. This selection of Rossellini's history films presents "The Age of the Medici," "Cartesius," and "Blaise Pascal"--Works that don't just enliven the past but illuminate the ideas that brought us to where we are today"--Container
Marcello Mastroianni : mi ricordo, sì io mi recordo = I remember, yes I remember( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in Italian and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With an abundance of charm, wit and thoughtful introspection, Marcello Mastroianni looks back and reminisces about his life and work
Adieu, plancher des vaches! by Otar Iosseliani( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in French and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas is the eldest son of a wealthy suburban family. His businesswoman mother makes deals from a helicopter and has an affair with her business partner. His cheerful, alcoholic father, on the other hand, is reduced to a prisoner in his room with only his devoted dog and electric train set. Unbeknownst to his parents, Nicholas works as a window cleaner and dish washer in a Parisian cafe. Nicholas is in love with the daughter of another cafe owner, who, unfortunately already has an abusive boyfriend. One night, Nicholas sneaks a few drunken drifters into his family wine cellar and his father unexpectedly takes a liking to one of the strangers
Roma fascista nelle fotografie dell'Istituto Luce by Italo Insolera( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Italian and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Devil in the flesh = Diavolo in corpo by Marco Bellocchio( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Italian and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most controversial Italian films of the '80s, Devil in the Flesh takes Raymond Radiguet's classic novel and updates it to modern times. Dealing with the legacy of Italy's "leaden years" and the aftermath of the social struggles headed by the extreme left wing revolutionary groups, Devil in the Flesh caused a critical uproar upon its release due to its highly-charged political and sexually frank subject matter. Maruschka Detmers stars as Giulia, a young woman engaged to marry Giacomo (Riccardo de Torrebruna), who's sitting behind bars because of his political activity. Restless in her appetites and inner turmoil, she meets a young student named Andrea (Federico Pitzalis) and a passionate affair quickly ensues. But when the day arrives in which she has to face whether she wants to share her life with Giacomo or Andrea, Giulia makes a surprising decision."--Container
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The life of Leonardo da Vinci
VincereTrilogía : To livadi pou dakryzei = Trilogy : the weeping meadowMarcello Mastroianni : mi ricordo, sì io mi recordo = I remember, yes I remember
Alternative Names

controlled identityCinecittà Luce

controlled identityEnte Nazionale Industrie Cinematografiche

Film Luce.

Instituto Luce

Instituto Luce (Italy)

Istituto LUCE.

Istituto Luce (Italie)

Istituto Luce SpA

Istituto Nazionale L.U.C.E.

Istituto nazionale Luce

Istituto nazionale Luce Italie

Istituto nazionale L'unione cinematografica educativa

Istituto nazionale l'unione cinematográfica educativa (Italia)

Istituto nazionale L'unione cinematografica educativa Italie

Istituto nazionale per la propaganda e la cultura a mezzo della cinematografia

Istituto nazionale per la propaganda e la cultura a mezzo della cinematografia Italie

Italie Istituto nazionale Luce


L'unione cinematografica educativa

L'unione cinematografica educativa Italie

Sindacato istruzione cinematografica

Sindacato istruzione cinematografica Italie

Union cinematografica educativa

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