Il Cinema Ritrovato 2017 - Features

by erlryd | created - 27 Feb 2018 | updated - 05 Feb 2019 | Public

All feature films screened at the 2017 Il Cinema Ritrovato film festival. "L'onesta del peccato" (1918) by Augusto Genina, "Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast" (2016) by Bruce Weber and "Rêve au Tuschinski" (2017) by Jérôme Diamant-Berger are not on IMDB.

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1. Lo squadrone bianco (1936)

100 min | War, Drama

Lieutenant Mario Ludovici, an army officer, gets himself transferred to a Libyan post when his romance with society girl Cristiana goes on the rocks. Ludovici is looked upon as a weakling ... See full summary »

Director: Augusto Genina | Stars: Fulvia Lanzi, Francesca Dalpe, Fosco Giachetti, Antonio Centa

Votes: 63

2. Story of G.I. Joe (1945)

Approved | 108 min | Biography, Drama, War

During WW2, Pulitzer prize winner and war correspondent Ernie Pyle joins the army and writes articles about his comrades in his daily columns.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Burgess Meredith, Robert Mitchum, Freddie Steele, Wally Cassell

Votes: 2,854

3. Humanity and Paper Balloons (1937)

86 min | Drama

The lives of two slum neighbors, one of a happy-go-lucky gambler and the other of a poor ronin, converge when the two get involved with the affairs of a powerful samurai official and his gangsters.

Director: Sadao Yamanaka | Stars: Chôjûrô Kawarasaki, Kan'emon Nakamura, Tsuruzô Nakamura, Chôemon Bandô

Votes: 1,662

5. Kid Boots (1926)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

A salesman is helped out of a jam with an angry customer by a wealthy playboy. In return, he agrees to help the playboy get a divorce from his wife, only to find himself falling for the ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Clara Bow, Billie Dove, Lawrence Gray

Votes: 122 | Gross: $0.34M

7. Az obsitos (1917)

65 min | Drama

A young man from a good family named Gyuri falls madly in love with a girl he can't marry. Desperate, and despite the maternal opposition, he enrolls in the army and goes to the front. Some... See full summary »

Director: Béla Balogh | Stars: Helene von Bolvary, Attila Petheö, Ottó Torday, Juci Boyda

Votes: 27

8. Scarface (1932)

PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An ambitious and nearly insane violent gangster climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses prove to be his downfall.

Directors: Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson | Stars: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley, Osgood Perkins

Votes: 23,836

9. Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016)

120 min | Documentary, History

86 Metascore

The history of Dawson City, the gold rush town that had a historical treasure of forgotten silent films buried in permafrost for decades until 1978.

Director: Bill Morrison | Stars: Kathy Jones-Gates, Michael Gates, Sam Kula, Bill O'Farrell

Votes: 1,351 | Gross: $0.13M

10. Annie Hall (1977)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

92 Metascore

Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane

Votes: 242,327 | Gross: $39.20M

11. Godfather Mendoza (1934)

85 min | Drama, War

During Mexican Revolution, Rosalio Mendoza (Del Diestro) survives by making and winning favors from both factions, the governmental forces and Zapata's Army. His hacienda welcomes everybody... See full summary »

Directors: Juan Bustillo Oro, Fernando de Fuentes | Stars: Alfredo del Diestro, Carmen Guerrero, Antonio R. Frausto, Luis G. Barreiro

Votes: 396

13. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror

89 Metascore

A ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a bloodthirsty, flesh-eating breed of monsters who are ravaging the East Coast of the United States.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman

Votes: 109,511 | Gross: $0.09M

14. Flowers Have Fallen (1938)

74 min

FALLEN BLOSSOMS follows the inhabitants of a Kyoto geisha house as the civil war of the Meiji Restoration rages just outside their walls. Set completely inside the house, only female characters are seen on screen. AKA: FLOWERS HAVE FALLEN.

Director: Tamizo Ishida | Stars: Ranko Hanai, Reiko Minakami, Rikie Sanjô, Rumi Ejima

Votes: 17

15. Divine (1935)

82 min | Comedy, Drama

A country girl starts to work as a chorus girl in Paris and then finds true love with a good-looking milkman.

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Simone Berriau, George Rigaud, Gina Manès, Philippe Hériat

Votes: 112

17. L'Atalante (1934)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Newly married couple Juliette and a ship captain Jean struggle through marriage as they travel on the L'atalante along with the captain's first mate Le père Jules and a cabin boy.

Director: Jean Vigo | Stars: Dita Parlo, Jean Dasté, Gilles Margaritis, Louis Lefebvre

Votes: 13,536

18. Ashes and Diamonds (1958)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Romance, War

As WWII and the German occupation ends, the Polish resistance and the Russian forces turn on each other in an attempt to take over leadership in Communist Poland.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Zbigniew Cybulski, Ewa Krzyzewska, Waclaw Zastrzezynski, Adam Pawlikowski

Votes: 9,729

20. Domenica d'agosto (1950)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

A variety of different people, both adults, children, families, young lovers and youth gangs, spend a Sunday at the beach of Ostia outside Rome.

Director: Luciano Emmer | Stars: Anna Baldini, Vera Carmi, Emilio Cigoli, Andrea Compagnoni

Votes: 336

21. Cinéastes de notre temps (1964–1972)
Episode: Jean Vigo (1964)

90 min | Documentary

A number of surviving collaborators on two of Jean Vigo's films. "Zero For Conduct" and " L'Atalante," are interviewed about the making of these works and their historical context.

Director: Jacques Rozier | Stars: Claude Aveline, Maurice Bessy, Docteur Caussat, Jean Dasté

Votes: 60

22. Malombra (1917)

75 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A young woman living in a castle reads letters written by her ancestor and comes to believe that she is the returned spirit of a former aristocrat who once live there.

Director: Carmine Gallone | Stars: Lyda Borelli, Amleto Novelli, Augusto Mastripietri, Amedeo Ciaffi

Votes: 79

23. Oh, Sun (1967)

98 min | Drama

A native of Mauritania is delighted when he is chosen to work in Paris. However, he is disappointed when he sees racial inequity as blacks are relegated to manual labor while less skilled whites are given preferential treatment.

Director: Med Hondo | Stars: Robert Liensol, Théo Légitimus, Gabriel Glissant, Mabousso Lo

Votes: 152

24. Out of the Past (1947)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming

Votes: 30,360

25. Squandered Sunday (1969)

78 min | Drama

It's Sunday morning. The church bells call people to the Mass, but the army officer Arnost is still sleeping in his austere and shabby room in the barracks. He wakes slowly, and attunes ... See full summary »

Director: Drahomíra Vihanová | Stars: Jana Andresíková, Zdenek Bittl, Irena Boleslavská, Vladislav Drazdák

Votes: 85

26. The War and the Dream of Momi (1917)

37 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

An old man explains a war story to his grandson, who sleeps and dreams about a battle scenes performed by puppets.

Directors: Segundo de Chomón, Giovanni Pastrone | Stars: Guido Petrungaro, Alberto Nepoti, Valentina Frascaroli, Enrico Gemelli

Votes: 70

27. Magnificent Obsession (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance

A rich playboy whose recklessness inadvertently causes the death of a prominent doctor tries to make amends to his widow, and falls for her in the process.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead, Otto Kruger

Votes: 5,569

28. Niedzielne igraszki (1983)

60 min | Drama

Made in 1983, shelved for four years. A chilling tale about kids playing in a bombed-out Warsaw courtyard on the day of Stalin's death, while their parents are away at the church or a ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Glinski | Stars: Joanna Eberlein, Filip Gebski, Anna Goluch, Elzbieta Helman

Votes: 65

30. L'assalto fatale (1913)

Agesilao Greco interprets a painter who falls in love with a countess but is forced to retire when she has to marry the banker who otherwise threatens to bring the indebted family to the ... See full summary »

Director: Gerolamo Lo Savio | Stars: Ettore Berti, Paola Monti, Agesilao Greco

31. Under the Bridges (1946)

99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Two barge skippers fall in love with the same woman.

Director: Helmut Käutner | Stars: Hannelore Schroth, Carl Raddatz, Gustav Knuth, Margarete Haagen

Votes: 622

32. Trouble in Paradise (1932)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

A gentleman thief and a lady pickpocket join forces to con a beautiful perfume company owner. Romantic entanglements and jealousies confuse the scheme.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, Herbert Marshall, Charles Ruggles

Votes: 12,119

33. It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)

92 min | Crime, Drama

An escaped convict tries to hide out at his former lover's house, but she has since married and is reluctant to help him.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Googie Withers, Jack Warner, John McCallum, Edward Chapman

Votes: 1,341 | Gross: $0.01M

34. Restless Child (2017)

85 min | Documentary

Three young cinema lovers follow Jean Douchet, question his friends and former students. This documentary reveals the man and his critical philosophy, a part of the history of the Cahiers ... See full summary »

Directors: Vincent Haasser, Fabien Hagege, Guillaume Namur | Stars: Jean Douchet, Thomas Rosso, Shilling Wong, Pierre Uhrich

Votes: 20

35. Ladies Lake (1934)

106 min | Drama

A handsome but penniless young man takes a summer job as a swimming instructor in a picturesque Alpine lake resort. He falls in love with a young heiress who is staying there with her ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Allégret | Stars: Rosine Deréan, Simone Simon, Illa Meery, Odette Joyeux

Votes: 92

36. Miss Europe (1930)

93 min | Drama

Lucienne, typist and gorgeous bathing beauty, decides to enter the 'Miss Europe' pageant sponsored by the French newspaper she works for. She finds her jealous lover Andre violently ... See full summary »

Director: Augusto Genina | Stars: Louise Brooks, Georges Charlia, Augusto Bandini, André Nicolle

Votes: 495

37. Zero for Conduct (1933)

Not Rated | 44 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

In a repressive boarding school with rigid rules of behavior, four boys decide to rebel against the direction on a celebration day.

Director: Jean Vigo | Stars: Jean Dasté, Robert le Flon, Louis Lefebvre, Du Verron

Votes: 7,293

38. From Saturday to Sunday (1931)

69 min | Drama

Mána is a young secretary. One evening she and her roommate accompany two wealthy older gentlemen to dinner. After one of them offers money to her she realizes his intentions and flees from... See full summary »

Director: Gustav Machatý | Stars: Ladislav H. Struna, Magda Maderova, Jirina Sejbalová, Karel Jicínský

Votes: 131

39. River of No Return (1954)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The titular river unites a farmer recently released from prison, his young son, and an ambitious saloon singer. In order to survive, each must be purged of anger, and each must learn to understand and care for the others.

Directors: Otto Preminger, Jean Negulesco | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe, Rory Calhoun, Tommy Rettig

Votes: 9,834

40. Itto (1934)

Approved | 117 min | Drama

The wife of a French doctor tries to help him win over the peoples of an African colony.

Directors: Jean Benoît-Lévy, Marie Epstein | Stars: Simone Berriau, Moulay Ibrahim, Aisha Fadah, Ben Brick

41. Sundays and Cybèle (1962)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

After killing a child when his plane crashes in a Vietnamese village, Pierre suffers from delayed stress and partial amnesia. Returning to France, he lives like a vegetable until he meets a... See full summary »

Director: Serge Bourguignon | Stars: Hardy Krüger, Nicole Courcel, Patricia Gozzi, Daniel Ivernel

Votes: 2,810

42. The Miners' Hymns (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, Drama

76 Metascore

The ill-fated coal mining communities in North East England are the subject of this inspired documentary by multi-media artist Bill Morrison.

Director: Bill Morrison

Votes: 92

43. Johnny Guitar (1954)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Western

83 Metascore

After helping a wounded gang member, a strong-willed female saloon owner is wrongly suspected of murder and bank robbery by a lynch mob.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge, Scott Brady

Votes: 14,482

45. The Unvanquished (1964)

115 min | Drama, Thriller

1961. Luxemburger Thomas Vlassenroot deserted the French Foreign Legion during the Algiers Putsch. His lieutenant, Fraser, initiated the desertion for the two of them, Fraser believing he ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Cavalier | Stars: Alain Delon, Lea Massari, Georges Géret, Maurice Garrel

Votes: 603