La nonna Sabella (Oh! Sabella). 1957. Italy/France. Directed by Dino Risi. Screenplay by Pasquale Festa Campanile, Dino Risi, Ettore Giannini, Massimo Franciosa. With Tina Pica, Renato Salvatori, Peppino De Filippo. In Italian; English subtitles. 95 min.
Dino Risi pithily describes Oh! Sabella, his first collaboration with the novelist and screenwriter Pasquale Festa Campanile, as follows: “Cunning authoritarian octogenarian woman claims she is on her last legs to force her grandson into a marriage of convenience.” As in Shakespeare’s comedies, love conquers all. New 35mm print courtesy Luce Cinecittà.
Dino Risi Forever (A Century in Cinema). 2016. Italy. Directed by Fabrizio Corallo. In Italian; English subtitles. 45 min.
A warm and funny portrait of Dino Risi, as told by the filmmaker himself (along with a few other colleagues). Courtesy 3D Produzione.