Film People

We all carry with us the title of a film, a movie that marked our memories and that, in some way, defines us. If a portrait can tell a lot about us, even more can tell the film we are more connected to. The goal of this project is to tell people portrayed through the…

#148 Patrick

Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948)“In life you have to decide whether to make people remember things or not… And that’s true, it really happens. It’s a devastated sentimental story, with beautiful music. I really like the first line, when he says that he’s not afraid to die but he bothers to wake up early…

#147 Valerio

The Strawberry Statement (1970)“In 2002 I moved from Castellammare di Stabia to Rome. I went to live in Ostia where there was a sale in a bookshop that sold everything for 1 euro. In there I was struck by two things: a Suede cd and the vhs of this film that I didn’t know anything…

#146 Giulio

Amore Tossico (1983)“Ostia, where the film is set, is part of my intimate, of my education as a person. Claudio Caligari was a loser/winner like us. When I’ve seen this movie I realized that Cinema was the language that could tell extraordinary things, the language of contemporary” “Ostia fa parte del mio intimo, della mia…

#145 Cecilia

The Believer (2001)“At the time I saw it I was passionate about Judaism and this film represents it in a very tough way, it tells many true and non-trivial things, without ever being didactic. When I saw it for the first time I liked it much more than I thought, at the time I also…

#144 Gianluca

Les 400 Coups (1959)“This film is very close to my idea of education. Education is something that must be pulled out of adolescents, it must not be imposed, otherwise it becomes instruction, which in my opinion is different. We often underestimate the teenagers, instinctively they already know what their path is, also because often when…

#143 Matteo

Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (1975)“I was particularly struck by how it expresses the concept of beauty: this film has a very refined aesthetic, beautiful sets, as well as costumes, and I like how Pasolini tells, through beauty, something extremely rotten, like the nature of human being that always wants to prevail over…

#142 Davide

Fantozzi (1975)“Basically Fantozzi is an obsession that I had as a child, which has changed over the years through the incessant quotes with my friends, but it’s also one of that movie that for me represents a safe harbor where taking shelter when you’re not serene and you need something familiar. It’s a movie about…

#141 Iacopo

I Laureati (1995)“I’ve chosen this movie because I come from Tuscany, so I hear the call of my land. Graduation is such a serious and impossible thing, but the movie is so easygoing that it seems easy to you, I graduated also thanks to this film! I’ve seen it one night with some friends before…

#140 Cosimo

Once Upon a Time in America (1984)“This movie is a masterpiece: it’s a story about friendship, violence, betrayals, impossible loves and hope. The first time I’ve seen it I was with my daddy” C’era una volta in America (1984)“Questo film è un’opera d’arte: è una storia di amicizia, di violenza, di tradimenti, di amori impossibili…

#139 Renato

Karate Kid (1984)“I like the message: there is this humble guy, who is taken for a ride by everyone, that can succeed. He taught me that nothing is impossible in life. When I was a child I could choose to see a movie every week, at 8pm, and I always chose this. I used to…

#138 Fabrizio

Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1988)“I’ve seen this movie in my senior year of high school when I still hadn’t decided whether to leave for college or stay, it would have been a sacrifice for my parents and, in the other hand, I wasn’t sure to really want it. This movie has been one of the main…