THE WAY WE LAUGHED

COSI’ RIDEVANO

Director

  • GIANNI AMELIO

Genre

  • DRAMA

Running Time

  • 124 min.

Year of production

  • 1998

Status

  • Completed

Photograpy

  • Colour

Screening format

  • 2K
  • Prores

HD Available

  • Yes

Synopsis

Giovanni and Pietro are two sicilian brothers emigrated to Torino. Giovanni, the older, is illitterate. He is sure that only culture can redeem oneself from misery. For this reason he has got an ambitious project: he wants his brother Pietro study and became an elementary school teacher. Giovanni wants his brother goes to school very strongly, even if it will cost a difficult and humble work. For Giovanni this cultural utopia slowly becames a sort of a magnificent obsession. The story will have a worrying end: as time goes by the two brothers will change and face a changed Italy, where the dream to make progress through the knowledge has lost itself in a irremediable way.

 

“The confrontation between intelligence and animal instinct, between reasoning and brute force … without artistry and style, it becomes vulgar butchery, and it’s merely disgusting and cruel.” – Francesco Rosi


Cast

  • FRANCESCO GIUFFRIDA
  • ENRICO LO VERSO
  • FABRIZIO GIFUNI

Cinematography

  • Luca Bigazzi

Editing

  • Simona Paggi

Costumes

  • Gianna Gissi

Original score

  • Franco Piersanti

Art director

  • Giancarlo Basili

Category

  • Feature Films
  • Classics

Country

  • ITALY

Shooting Language

  • ITALIAN

Screenplay

  • Gianni Amelio

Producer

  • Vittorio Cecchi Gori
  • Rita Rusic

Production Company

  • Cecchi Gori Group

Festival and Awards

  • Venice Film Festival 1998 - Golden Lion, Golden Osella Best Cinematography

Photograpy

  • Colour

Screening format

  • 2K
  • Prores

HD Available

  • Yes
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