Suso Cecchi D'Amico: Articles

Suso Cecchi D'Amico: 'Bicycle Thieves' Pioneering Woman Screenwriter

Suso Cecchi D'Amico, the only top female screenwriter in the post-World War II Italian cinema, died today in Rome. She had turned 96 on July 14. According to reports, no cause of death was given. Chiefly among Cecchi D'Amico's screenwriting contributions – nearly 120 of them – are those for […]

'White Nights' Movie: Luchino Visconti Un-Hollywood Love Story

'White Nights' with Maria Schell and Marcello Mastroianni. 'White Nights' movie review: Luchino Visconti's 'un-Hollywoodian tale of love' Adapted from Fyodor Dostoevsky's story of the same name, Luchino Visconti's 1957 drama White Nights / Le Notti bianche, winner of that year's Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival, is not […]

Goya Awards: Euthanasia Drama Is Big Winner + Gianni Amelio Father-Son Tale Tops Italian Critics Awards

Javier Bardem in The Sea Inside. In Alejandro Amenábar's euthanasia drama The Sea Inside / Mar adentro, Javier Bardem plays a tetraplegic Spaniard fighting for the right to end his life in a country where – like just about everywhere else –assisted suicide is legally akin to murder. One of the year's biggest […]