• The Night of the Shooting Stars

    1982. Italy. Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani. 107 min.

Thursday, June 19, 2008, 6:15 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • The Night of the Shooting Stars

    1982. Italy. Directed by Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani. Screenplay by P. Taviani, V. Taviani, Giuliani G. De Negri, in collaboration with Tonio Guerra. With Omero Antonutti, Margarita Lozano, Claudio Bigagli, Massimo Bonetti, Norma Martelli. Perhaps the Tavianis' most popular and wrenching film, The Night of the Shooting Stars is set in Tuscany during the retreat of the German Army in August 1944, and is based on incidents that the filmmakers witnessed as adolescents. Inflected with hyperrealism bordering on the magical, the film is, according to the Tavianis, a compendium of "stories handed down by word of mouth, stories of the popular consciousness with the flavor of a fairy tale and a minstrel's legend, with the sheer pleasure of a good yarn and a taste for the spectacular. In Italian; English subtitles. 107 min.

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