Il Cinema Ritrovato 2011 - Featuresby erlryd | created - 23 Feb 2018 | updated - 23 Feb 2018 | Public
All feature films screened at the 2011 Il Cinema Ritrovato film festival.
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1. We the Living (1942)
Not Rated | 170 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
The time is the Russian Revolution. The place is a country burdened with fear - the midnight knock at the door, the bread hidden against famine, the haunted eyes of the fleeing, the ... See full summary »
5. La vie est à nous (1936)
66 min | Drama, History
A propaganda film of the communist party of France, showing who the comrades help the proletarian people against the capitalists. It also features propagandistic speeches of leading members... See full summary »
Directors: Jacques Becker, Jacques B. Brunius, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jean-Paul Le Chanois, Maurice Lime, Pierre Unik, André Zwoboda, Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Dasté, Jacques B. Brunius, Simone Guisin, Teddy Michaud
7. The Adventures of the Three Reporters (1926)
250 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Three reporters and an office girl are trying to stop a bacteriological strike by some powerful western business leaders against the USSR.
8. The Dawn Patrol (1930)
Passed | 108 min | Action, Drama, War
World War I ace Dick Courtney derides the leadership of his superior officer, but Courtney is soon promoted to squadron commander and learns harsh lessons about sending subordinates to their deaths.
9. Louis Lumière (1968 TV Movie)
66 min | Documentary
Eric Rohmer leads a conversation with Jean Renoir and Henri Langlois on the art of filmmaker Louis Lumière. The cinematographic pioneer Lumière produced thousands of documentaries in the ... See full summary »
11. Dante's Inferno (1911)
68 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Loosely adapted from Dante's Divine Comedy and inspired by the illustrations of Gustav Doré the original silent film has been restored and has a new score by Tangerine Dream.
12. La vie de Bohème (1916)
Not Rated | 112 min | Romance
Orphaned Mimi ( Alice Brady ), is taken in by a drunken innkeeper and becomes a maid. She meets Rudolphe ( Paul Capellani ), heir of a upper class family, who rescues her from the unwanted ... See full summary »
13. Sodankylä Forever (2010– )
270 min | Documentary
Sodankyla film festival started at 1986 and was created by Finnish directors Anssi Manttari, Aki and Mika Kaurismaki, along with Peter Von Bagh.
Sodankyla Forever is a great documentary ... See full synopsis »
14. The President Vanishes (1934)
Approved | 80 min | Drama
Like the anonymous novel (generally credited to Rex Stout) upon which it is based, the photoplay tells how a peace-loving President prevents his country from being stampeded into a European war.
15. Congress Dances (1931)
85 min | Comedy, History, Musical
Vienna glove-sales-lady Christl falls in love to Czar Alexander. Metternich tries to use this to keep him out of the conferences of the Vienna Congress from 1815.
16. Winstanley (1975)
Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama, War
Winstanley explores the attempt by Gerrard Winstanley who formed 'The Diggers' and with a group of followers attempted to form a small farming community in one of the first proto-Communist attempts at collective agriculture.
19. In the Name of the Law (1932)
95 min | Crime, Drama
A policeman is killed when he tries to investigate a case involving cocaine traffic. The only evidence of the crime is a white female's bloodstained glove found in an abandoned taxi and a ... See full summary »
20. By the Bluest of Seas (1936)
71 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Two best friends shipwreck on an island in the Caspian Sea and fall in love with the same woman while helping the villagers of their new home.
21. Anni difficili (1948)
90 min | Drama, War
Aldo Piscitello, a minor government clerk, is forced in 1934 to join the Fascist party. When the war comes, he finds himself able only to talk ineffectually in secret against Mussolini, ... See full summary »
22. The Assassin (1961)
Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Thriller
Alfredo Martelli is picked up by the police at his apartment without justification. In the precinct, he slowly discovers what the investigation is about as we discover details about his life.
23. Brother Against Brother (1913)
51 min | Drama
Two brothers compete for the love of a woman while the impending war threatens to separate them from both sides of the border. Based on the novel "La Débâcle" by Émile Zola.
24. Shoes (1916)
60 min | Drama
A young working girl must support her family on only five dollars (~ $120 in 2020) a week. The strain of trying to feed, house and clothe her mother, her father and three sisters finally ... See full summary »
25. The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
Not Rated | 106 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
After being tricked and cast out of Bagdad by the evil Jaffar, King Ahmad joins forces with a thief named Abu to reclaim his throne, the city, and the Princess he loves.
Votes: 11,461 | Gross: $0.27M
28. The Criminal Code (1930)
Passed | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
After a failed attempt at running for governor, D.A. Mark Brady is appointed warden of the state prison where many of the criminals he prosecuted are incarcerated.
29. The Machine That Kills Bad People (1952)
80 min | Comedy, Fantasy
A demon bestows on a self-righteous working photographer's camera the power to smite from the Earth "evil-doers". Naturally, the indignant photographer turns his new weapon on, one by one, ... See full summary »
30. The Cradle Snatchers (1927)
Passed | 59 min | Comedy
From a 1925 hit stage play by Russell G. Medcraft and Norma Mitchell about three unhappy, middle-aged housewives who teach their adulterous husbands a lesson by starting affairs with college-aged young men during the jazz age.
32. Our Flags Lead Us Forward (1933)
87 min | Drama
In the depths of the Great Depression and in the waning days of the crumbling Weimar Republic, a poor Berlin youth is torn between loyalty to his unemployed Communist father and his ever-growing fascination to the Hitler Youth movement.
33. I Was a Spy (1933)
Approved | 89 min | Drama, War
During World War I, a young nurse in a hospital in German-occupied Belgium is secretly feeding military information to the British. Complicating matters is the guilt she feels when she has ... See full summary »
34. Ballerine (1938)
A favorite student of an old dance teacher gets casted in an important pantomime. When the teacher dies on the stage, she finds support from a journalist's affection to overcome the difficult moment.
36. Native Land (1942)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Drama, History
Paul Robeson narrates a mix of dramatizations and archival footage about the bill of rights being under attack during the 1930s by union busting corporations, their spies and contractors. ... See full summary »
38. The Look (I) (2011)
Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary
CHARLOTTE RAMPLING: THE LOOK features Charlotte Rampling in a series of reflective conversations with artists, friends, and one-time collaborators such as novelist Paul Auster and ... See full summary »
Votes: 270 | Gross: $0.02M
39. The Artist (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An egomaniacal film star develops a relationship with a young dancer against the backdrop of Hollywood's silent era.
Votes: 225,154 | Gross: $44.67M
40. Angelina (1947)
90 min | Comedy, Drama
A rowdy woman is so forceful that she outdoes her husband in a loud cry against speculators who refuse poor people entrance to a block of new apartments, built after WW2. Without noticing ... See full summary »
41. Upstream (1927)
60 min | Comedy, Drama
Among the residents of a theatrical boarding house is the last member of a once great acting family, down on his luck. When an offer to star in a London "Hamlet" comes, he takes lessons ... See full summary »
42. The Conformist (1970)
R | 113 min | Drama
A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
Votes: 25,411 | Gross: $0.54M
43. Fazil (1928)
88 min | Drama, Romance
An Arab prince born and raised in the desert and a beautiful Frenchwoman from Paris fall in love and marry, but the tremendous differences in their backgrounds and the cultural differences between their two different societies put strains on their marriage that may well prove irreparable.
44. 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.
46. La tierra de los toros (1924)