Film For All Seasons

L'Oro di Napoli (The Gold of Naples; 1954; Vittorio deSica)

A who's who of Neapolitan greats-Toto, Sophia Loren, Eduardo de Filippoand Vittorio deSica -star in six episodes of city life.

Le Mani Sulla Citta (Hands Overthe City; 1963; Francesco Rosi)

Rod Steiger leads an amateur cast in this powerful condemnation of Naples'corrupt postwar building boom.

Libera (Free; 1992; Pappi Corsicato) Often compared to Pedro Almodovar, Corsicato is flamboyant, bizarre and colourful. His debutfilm features, in three short stories, a cast of transsexual parents, unwitting porn stars and wedding singers. II Resto di Niente (The Remains of Nothing; 2003; Antonietta de Lillo)

Lillo's intense take on Naples' doomed Parthenopean Republic centres on the psychological complexities of Eleonara Pimentalde Fonseca, one of its tragic heroines.

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