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Ferri, Elda

Works: 28 works in 188 publications in 7 languages and 3,696 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Children's films  Film adaptations  Animated films  Christmas films  Fantasy films  Juvenile works  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Angel films 
Roles: Producer, pmn, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Elda Ferri
La vita è bella = Life is beautiful by Roberto Benigni( Visual )

116 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film transports you to a world that even in its darkest moments, shines a light of hope and joy. A magical tale, it tells the captivating story of one man's love for his family and his ability to use the power of imagination to save them. A deeply moving, intensely funny and unforgettable masterpiece that will stay with you always. DVD
Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi( Visual )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trama: Un tronco di pino caduto da un carro, rimbalzando per le strade di un tranquillo borgo toscano, semina lo scompiglio tra gli abitanti fino ad arrestare la propria corsa davanti alla porta del falegname Geppetto. Questi decide di utilizzare il pezzo di legno per farne un burattino (cui dà il nome Pinocchio) che, sorprendentemente, si anima. Geppetto fa ogni sacrificio per mandare a scuola il burattino che, proprio come un bimbo di una decina d'anni, è vivacissimo e birichino. Il primo giorno di scuola, tuttavia, Pinocchio vende il proprio abbecedario per assistere a uno spettacolo di burattini. Da questo momento in poi Pinocchio dovrà vedersela con Mangiafuoco, un burattinaio burbero ma generoso, con i due imbroglioni Gatto e Volpe, che riusciranno a gabbarlo, verrà aiutato più volte dalla dolce e generosa Fata Turchina, farà la conoscenza di Lucignolo, un ragazzino ribelle che lo condurrà nel Paese dei Balocchi. Trasformatosi in asino, sarà esposto come attrazione in un circo, venduto e, successivamente, gettato in mare dove verrà inghiottito da un enorme pescecane. Nel ventre del mostro Pinocchio si ricongiunge finalmente a Geppetto, partito alla sua ricerca tempo addietro: aiutati da un tonno, padre e figlio riescono a fuggire e a tornare a casa. Ma Geppetto è stanco e malato e Pinocchio deve lavorare tutto il giorno per portare il pane a casa. Guarito Geppetto, la Fata decide di trasformare per sempre Pinocchio in un bambino giudizioso: sulla porta della scuola, tuttavia, l'ombra del ragazzino si sottrae al dovere e prende a seguire il volteggiare festoso di una farfalla
Between strangers by Gérard Depardieu( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natalia is a photojournalist whose powerful image of a young girl has just been printed in a magazine. Catherine is a concert cellist whose wife-abusing father has just been released from jail. Olivia is a housewife who has devoted her life to caring for her wheelchair-boung husband. Each of these women have visions of the same small girl at moments when they are each forced to confront their pain and each finds a way back to salvation through living out a dream
Corrupt( Visual )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intense psychological thriller that finds a NYC policeman obsessed with administering his own form of justice against an admitted cop-killer. The cop is mysteriously confronted by a sociopathic punk who has witnessed his extreme methods of law enforcement. The sociopath, in a twisted form of street morality, engages the officer in a session of paranoid psychotherapy, if only to prove that life on the street can end up preying on those who are employed to ensure its safety
Sostiene Pereira by Roberto Faenza( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in Italian and Spanish and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama set in Portugal in 1938. The journalist Pereira is a lonely editor at a second-rate Lisbon newspaper. He befriends some fighters against the dictatorship in Portugal and is enlisted to publish stories about the impending dangers to the public. He gradually becomes emboldened to help the cause of the freedom fighters
Prendimi l'anima( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in Italian and English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Printemps 1905, Sabina Spielrein est internée pour hystérie et anorexie par ses parents. Le jeune médecin Carl Gustave Jung décide de prendre en charge la patiente, et d'expérimenter sur elle une nouvelle méthode révélée par un certain Sigmund Freud: la psychanalyse. De cette rencontre naît une histoire bouleversante, faite d'amour et de passion, qui traverse les moments les plus forts, mais aussi les plus terribles du siècle. [Allociné]
Strike force ; Corrupt( Visual )

in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corrupt: A New York policeman imprisons and tortures an admitted cop-killer, but finds the tables turned when his victim refuses to break and urges more punishment
L'âme en jeu by Roberto Faenza( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in French and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1905. Sujette à de violentes crises d'hystérie, Sabina Spielrein, 20 ans, est internée par ses parents dans une clinique psychiatrique de Zurich. Carl Gustav Jung, jeune médecin, décide d'expérimenter sur la jeune fille une nouvelle méthode révélée par un certain Sigmund Freud : la psychanalyse. De cette rencontre naît une histoire d'amour et de passion, qui traverse les moments les plus forts, mais aussi les plus terribles du siècle qui vient de s'écouler. Sabina Spielrein est devenue une des premières femmes psychanalystes
Alla luce del sole by Roberto Faenza( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of Father Pino Puglisi, a priest murdered by the Mafia in Palermo. When Father Puglisi is assigned to the parish of the Brancaccio neighborhood of Palermo where he grew up, one of his goals is to remove the pervasive and economically crippling influence of the Mafia, particularly among young people
Anita B.( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anita, a Jewish girl of Hungarian origin who has emerged alive from Auschwitz, is taken in after the war by her one surviving relative: her aunt Monika. Nobody - not even the good-looking Eli, with whom she soon embarks on a passionate affair - seems even to want to think about what has happened. All at once Anita has to face a new challenge and finally she takes a decision which requires a lot of courage."--Jewish Film Festivals and Films website
L'amante perduto( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen years ago, Asya and Adam witnessed the violent death of their three-year old son in London. Though the couple eventually moved to Tel Aviv, Asya never fully recovered from the misfortune, growing emotionally distanced from her husband and teenage daughter Dafi. When young Gabriel appears, however, Asya comes to believe that the youth is her dead child. Though Adam is simply happy that his wife is laughing again, the bond between Gabriel and Asya soon starts to navigate that disquieting gray area between parental love and carnal passion. Then, just as suddenly as he appears, he mysteriously disappears, driving the utterly distraught Asya to search the ends of Israel for him. Meanwhile, Dafi falls for a gentle Palestinian mechanic, though their young love is tested by cultural misunderstandings and prejudice
Family fantasy collection : 4 movies( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Neverending story III. On his first day at a new school, Bastian is chased by a vicious gang called the Nasties. He hides in the school library where he finds a magic book that writes itself according to the imagination of the reader. To escape the Nasties, Bastian wishes himself into Fantasia, the storybook's phantasmic world of incredible creatures. It's here that Bastian feels safe. But when the Nasties take control of the book, his Fantasian friends get stuck on earth, and it's up to Bastian to save them
Life is beautiful = La vita è bella by Nicola Piovani( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The soul keeper L' âme en jeu by Roberto Faenza( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1905 a 19-year-old Russian girl suffering from severe hysteria is admitted into a psychiatric hospital in Zurich. A young doctor, Carl Gustav Jung, takes her under his care and for the first time experiments with the psychoanalytical method of his teacher, Sigmund Freud. Based on recently exposed secret correspondence between Jung, Freud and Sabina Spielrein, this true story begins with the Spielrein's healing, closely related to her passionate love affair with Jung
I giorni dell'abbandono( Visual )

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

Olga's life is shattered when her husband abandons her. This prompts her to fall into a period of self-degradation and self-destructive behaviors.--IMDb
Mei li ren sheng = life is beautiful by Li Fei( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bei ni ni suo shi yan de ji duo,lai dao duo si kan xiao zhen zhui qiu ta de li xiang yu ai qing,quan ran bu gu fa xi si zhu yi xia zheng fu de guan zhi.zai zhe li,ta yu xiao xue lao shi duo la zhui ru qing wang bing gong zu jia ting .ji nian hou,ta men you yi ge xiao nan hai,ji duo ye kai le yi jian meng mei yi qiu de shu dian. hao jing bu chang ,yi jia ren shi san bei guan ru ji zhong ying,ba ba he er zi guan zai yi qi,ma ma ze bei guan zai ling yi chu.zai can ku wu bi de ji zhong ying zhong ba ba reng yi wan you xi de fang shi rang er zi reng bao you tong nian de kuai le .kan si mei li de ren sheng,zhong jiu di bu guo can ku de zhan zheng
Mo lu tian shi Between strangers by Edoardo Ponti( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Le chiavi di casa = The keys to the house by Gianni Amelio( Visual )

in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Trama: Gianni ha poco più di trent'anni e vive a Milano dove si è sposato ed ha avuto un bambino che ora ha pochi mesi. Quindici anni prima gli era nato un altro figlio, Paolo, dall'unione con un'altra donna, morta di parto proprio nel darlo alla luce. Gianni, scioccato dagli eventi, aveva rifiutato il bambino, lasciandolo a Roma presso gli zii materni. Paolo adesso ha quindici anni e soffre fin dalla nascita di un forte disturbo psicomotorio: su consiglio dei medici, gli zii (ovvero i suoi genitori adottivi) decidono di affidarlo a Gianni per un breve viaggio durante il quale potrà conoscere il padre e forse trarne giovamento. La meta è Berlino città nella quale Paolo si reca periodicamente per sottoporsi a delle terapie in una clinica specializzata. Qui Gianni entra in contatto con la triste realtà dell'handicap e della malattia anche grazie a Nicole, una donna sensibile che da vent'anni accudisce Nadine, la figlia disabile, che con lui si confida riuscendo al tempo stesso a rivelare alcuni aspetti della loro comune condizione che il giovane aveva sempre ignorato o eluso nel suo tentativo di rimozione. Malgrado alcune incomprensioni il rapporto tra padre e figlio lentamente si consolida, anche perché Gianni inizia a riconoscere in Paolo la capacità di agire autonomamente, quando, malgrado l'handicap, il ragazzino si allontana dal padre per un intera giornata perdendosi nella metropoli. Il tempo del viaggio sta per finire e negli ultimi giorni a sua disposizione Gianni decide di accompagnare Paolo in Norvegia per permettergli di incontrare Kristin una coetanea conosciuta via internet. Ormai convinto di poter badare al figlio, Gianni pensa alla possibilità di condurlo a vivere con sé e, in un momento di euforia, getta dal traghetto che li sta portando in Norvegia la stampella alla quale Paolo si appoggia. Giunti a destinazione scoprono che la scuola presso cui pensavano di incontrare Kristin è chiusa e decidono di proseguire il loro viaggio in automobile. Lungo il tragitto Gianni propone al figlio di tenere il volante per gioco, ma Paolo, che vuol fare a modo suo, rischia più volte di far finire la macchina fuori strada
The bad cop chronicles : Confessions of a police captain & Corrupt( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Features 2 full-length movies. In Confessions of a police captain, a cop is caught up in big city corruption. In Corrupt, a crazed killer has one thing in common with his victims, an N.Y.P.D. badge
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