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Saturday, March 7, 2015

La festa della donna- Giovanna Taviani style


Celebrating La festa della donna Women's Day) by watching a gorgeous documentary by my favorite female director, Giovanna Taviani.. This film is beautiful beyond words. I cannot wait to return to this part of the world..

"Fughe e Approdi" (Return to the Aeolian Islands) traces the steps of several generations of Italian filmmakers—Rossellini (Stromboli), Antonioni (L’Avventura), the Taviani Brothers (Kaos) that have drawn inspiration from the stunning Aeolian Islands off the coast of Sicily. For director Giovanna Taviani, the islands have a very personal connection: co-starring in Kaos, it was here that she discovered herself and the cinema. Beautifully illustrated with clips from a broad range of films—many unknown to American viewers—Taviani’s touching look at the Islands today succeeds as both film history and personal memoir.


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