WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE?
COSA AVETE FATTO A SOLANGE?
1972, Arrow Video, 107 min, Italy/West Germany, Dir: Massimo Dallamano

Students at an all-girl school are being brutally murdered. But as the killings multiply, all the clues lead to a dark secret connected to Solange, a young girl who had gone missing months before. Expertly directed by Sergio Leone’s former cinematographer Massimo Dallamano and featuring a haunting score by Ennio Morricone, SOLANGE is one of the more darkly lyrical entries in the giallo subgenre.


THE LAST WILL BE THE LAST
GLI ULTIMI SARANNO ULTIMI
2015, True Colors, 103 min, Italy, Dir: Massimiliano Bruno

Better known for comedy, director Massimiliano Bruno also proves adept at drama with this adaptation of his play about how precarious the work-life balance can be in today’s economy. Paola Cortellesi revisits her stage performance as Luciana Colacci, whose simple life with her husband (Alessandro Gassmann) is thrown into disarray after she is fired for becoming pregnant. With Fabrizio Bentivoglio.


THE LEGENDARY GIULIA
NOI E LA GIULIA
2015, Intramovies, 115 min, Italy, Dir: Edoardo Leo

Diego (Luca Argentero), Claudio (Stefano Fresi) and Fausto (director Leo) are all busts at their respective occupations and leave the city for an abandoned farm they hope to turn into a magnet for tourists. The boys have to think fast when the local mafia tries to muscle in on things, but a buried car (the Alfa Romeo Giulia of the title) that plays classical music becomes a surprise attraction. A Nastro d'Argento winner for Best Comedy and Supporting Actor Claudio Amendola. In Italian with English subtitles.


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