|Callas Forever 2002 N/R, 108 min.|
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Cast: Fanny Ardant, Jeremy Irons, Joan Plowright, Jay Rodan, Gabriel Garko, Manuel de Blas, Justino Diaz, Jean Dalric, Stephen Billington, Anna Lelio, Eugene Kohn, Achille Brugnini, Roberto Sanchez, Oliver Galfione, Aslessandro Bertolucci
Later days in the life of opera diva Maria Callas (Fanny Ardant) are the focus of this fictionalized tribute to Callas, which was written and directed by her friend of 20 years, Franco Zeffirelli. In this story, she loses her voice and is talked into making a video on which her voice from a past performance will be used as a lip-sync.
|The Flight of the Innocent 1992 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Drama / Adventure
Director: Carlo Carlei
Cast: Manuel Colao, Federico Pacifici, Nicola Di Pinto, Francesca Neri, Jacques Perrin, Salvatore Borghese, Guisi Cataldo, Lucio Zagaria, Anita Zagaria, Massimo Lodolo, Gianfranco Barra, Giovanni Pallavicino, Isabelle Mantero, Anna Lelio, Beppe Chierici
Young Vito (Manuel Colao) is the son of tough peasants and his father and brothers are kidnappers who currently hold the son of a rich family in custody. The innocent boy takes flight when his family is killed by a rival gang, and the chase is on as he tries to reach his Rome relatives and make up for his family's sins.
|Where Angels Fear to Tread 1991 PG, 112 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Charles Sturridge
Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, Rupert Graves, Barbara Jefford, Helen Mirren, Giovanni Guidelli, Thomas Wheatley, Sophie Kullmann, Vass Anderson, Sylvia Barter, Eileen Davies, Siria Betti, Anna Lelio
Wealthy and newly widowed Lilia Herriton (Helen Mirren) goes on holiday in Italy with her younger companion, Caroline (Helena Bonham Carter). In Italy, Lilia meets and marries the very unsuitable Gino Carella (Giovanni Guidelli). The marriage causes a clash between her deceased husband's family and Lilia. Matters worsen when Lilia becomes pregnant and dies in childbirth–leaving the Herriton family (Rupert Graves and Judy Davis) determined to take custody of the baby.
|1. Callas Forever (2002)|
2. The Flight of the Innocent (1992)
3. Where Angels Fear to Tread (1991)
In The News