There are some recent Italian films that are going in a new direction. Good quality films with an eye on market.
You know what I think? Dramas, poetic comedy- dramas à la Beningni’s Life Is Beautiful and films with the last TV-comedian in the leading role are not enough. It’s time for something different.
Recently some Italian directors are finally experimenting an Italian way to other genres: science fiction (like They call me Jeeg) and action movies.
Among these I would place Veloce come il vento, also known with the international title Italian Race. Here’s the trailer in Italian. This is the first motor race movie among recent Italian films I remember. Actually, I think it’s the only motor race Italian film ever.
They call me Jeeg is a low budget sci-fi movie which was the 2016 sensation in Italian film industry.
Oh, Rome! Thinking of Rome do you imagine yourself speeding on a Vespa and eating ice cream sitting on the Spanish steps, surrounded by glorious monuments?
It’s time to see Rome from a different angle.
They call me Jeeg is a sci-fi movie set in Rome and with a Roman superhero. Here‘s the trailer.
The movie begins with the main character, a small time criminal named Enzo (played by actor Claudio Santamaria, you spotted him in 007 – Casino Royale) running away from police. He cross Sant’Angelo bridge and dives into the Tiber, where he gets in contact with some radioactive material abandoned in the river.
Days later he discovers to have superpowers. It’s a classic.
You want to better understand Italy and Italians, for any reason. Should you see the movie “Italy in a day”?
Italy in a day has been claimed to be the first experiment in Italy of social filming. On 26th October 2013 Italian were asked to use their smartphones and cameras to record one day in their life. The idea was to build a collective film that would be directed by Oscar prize-winner Gabriele Salvatores.
Nearly a year later, on 23rd September 2014 the documentary was showed in cinemas and on 27th September it was broadcasted by the national TV.