Il Cinema Ritrovato 2017 - Featuresby 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 »
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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.
9. Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016)
120 min | Documentary, History
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.
Votes: 1,351 | Gross: $0.13M
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 »
13. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Not Rated | 96 min | Horror
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.
Votes: 109,511 | Gross: $0.09M
14. Flowers Have Fallen (1938)
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.
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.
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.
Cinéastes de notre temps (1964–1972)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
43. Johnny Guitar (1954)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Western
After helping a wounded gang member, a strong-willed female saloon owner is wrongly suspected of murder and bank robbery by a lynch mob.
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 »