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The Roads of Cinema - Itineraries

Routes in Sicily


Il bell'Antonio

, 20,28,210,111
Mauro Bolognini
Claudia Cardinale, Marcello Mastroianni, Rina Morelli, Pierre Brasseur, Tomas Milian
Marcello, love and Catania in the fifties

Storia di una capinera

, 209,113,21,195
Franco Zeffirelli
Angela Bettis, Johnathon Schaech, Valentina Cortese, VAnessa Redgrave, John Castle
Verga before Verism according Zeffirelli.

I vicerè

, 21,197,210,278
Roberto Faenza
Allesandro Preziosi, Lando Buzzanca, Cristiana Capotondi, Guido Caprino, Lucia Bosè
From the literary masterpiece of Federico De Roberto.

La terra trema

, 21,280,210,356
Luchino Visconti
Antonio Arcidiacono, Giuseppe Arcidiacono, Maria Micale, Sebastiano Valastro, Venera Bonaccorso, Nicola Castorino
The "Malavoglia" in the eyes of Luchino Visconti.

Il vangelo secondo Matteo

, 21,359,210,437
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Enrique Irazoquoi, Marcherita Caruso, Susanna Pasolini, Marcello Morante, Marcio Socrate
"The most extraordinary story that has ever been written"


, 21,439,210,504
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Massimo Girotti, Terence Stamp, Laura Betti, Ninetto Davoli, Silvana Mangano, Anne Wiazemsky
Isn't it life itself, in its naturalness, that is mysterious and noit its complications? (Odetta, the daughter - Anne Wiazemsky)


, 220,82,407,182
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Ugo Tognazzi, Franco Citti, Jean-Pierre Lèaud, Ninetto Davoli, Pierre Clèmenti
"Do not be surprised, therefore if next to anguish there is a continuous endlessy joy". (Julian - Jean-Pierre Léaud)

I racconti di Canterbury

, 220,185,407,250
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Hugh Griffith, Franco Citti, Laura Betti, Ninetto Davoli, Joséphine Chaplin
The hell Pasolini wanted on Etna

La dea dell'amore

, 219,253,407,342
Woody Allen
Woody Allen, Mira Sorvino, Helena Bonham Carter, F.Murray Abraham
"I see disasters. I see catastrophes. Worse: I see lawyers." (Cassandra)

Il Padrino

, 219,344,407,444
Francis Ford Coppola
Marlon Brando, James Caan, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton
The great American cinema and Sicily, between stereotypes and imagination.

Viva l'Italia

, 219,448,407,505
Roberto Rossellini
Paolo Stoppa, Franco Interlenghi, Giovanni Ralli, Renzo Ricci
"Here you make Italy or you die." (Giuseppe Garibaldo - Renzo Ricci)

Il Postino

, 415,62,611,141
Michael Radford, Massimo Troisi
Massimo Troisi, Philippe Noriet, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Linda Moretti, Renato Scarpa
Troisi, Neruda and the sound of an island


, 415,143,607,211
Paolo e Vittorio Taviani
Omero Antonutti, Franco Franchi, Ciccio Ingrassia, Regina Bianchi, Margarita Lozano
"I am therefore the son of Chaos." (Luigi Pirandello)

Caro diario

, 414,213,606,282
Nanni Moretti
Nanni Moretti, Renato Carpentieri, Antonio Neiwiller, Giulio Base
"I'm only happy at sea..." (Nanni Moretti)


, 415,284,606,352
William Dieterle
Anna Magnani, Rossano Brazzi, Geraldine Brooks, Eduardo Ciannelli
Anna Magnani and the war of the volcanoes.


, 412,357,606,435
Roberto Rossellini
Ingrid Bergman, Mario Vitale, Renzo Cesana, Mario Sponza
First film by the couple Rossellini-Bergman


, 413,437,605,504
Michelangelo Antonioni
Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti, Lea Massari
Monica Vitti in search of an intense and poetic Sicily.

Nine cities found on this route from Catania to the Eolie Islands, stopping at Aci Trezza and Taormina, walking on the "Silvestri Craters" of Etna and then heading for Savoca and Messina, crossing more than sixty years of cinematic history. Nine stages inaugurating The Roads of Cinema (Strade del cinema), the new project that the Sicilia Regional Tourism Department, through the Special Office for Cinema and Audiovisual, wants to devote to the discovery and exploitation of sites and territories that cinema and television have been able to read before and then tell. This ideal itinerary we present is therefore to be understood as the first stage of a journey through the time and the gaze of the many directors who have given Sicily the role of the absolute protagonist of their imagination and their narratives.

The "Sicilia Film Commission" is a public agency that operates under the form of "Special Office for Film and Audiovisuals" within the Regional Ministry of Tourism, Sport and Cultural Activities of Sicily. Estabilished in 2007, it promotes the Sicilian territory as an outstanding location for audiovisual productions, and supports the development of the local film industry and its professional resources. Through the annual publication of public calls (also in the scope of the programme "Sensi Contemporanei"), and providing support and free advice, the "Sicilia Film Commission" backs productions that choose the Island as the ideal set for their shooting. The digitisation of Sicilian cinemas and the support to the network of the Sicilian film festivals are guaranteed by special dedicated funds. The "Sicilia Film Commission" also encourages the professional growth of young filmmakers through the Sicily-based Documentary Film Department of "Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia" (Italian National Film School) and pays attention to the new audiovisual forms through public calls addressed to the production of web-series and experimental short films.