Capital Celluloid 2024 — Day 42: Sun Feb 11

Padre Padrone (Tavianis, 1977): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 3.20pm

This classic, which launched the Tavianis on the international stage and is being shown from a 4K digital restoration, is part of the Taviani Brothers season, and also screens on February 22nd. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Neo-neorealism from the Taviani brothers, who emerged from the obscurity of Italian television to take the grand prize at Cannes with this 1977 study of a boy growing up under the geographical and familial oppression of Sardinia. Its sense of loneliness is frighteningly profound, while its simple, straightforward style depends on a shrewd choice of telling, sometimes surreal detail.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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