Since the development of the Italian film industry in the early 1900s, Italian filmmakers and performers have, at times, experienced both domestic and international success, and have influenced film movements throughout the world. As of 2014, Italian films have won 14 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, the most of any country, as well as 12 Palmes d’Or, the second-most of any country.

We introduce you a list of recent lesser known film that you should not miss.

 

05. Indivisible (Original: Indivisibili) – 2016
directed by Edoardo De Angelis


Indivisibili

Viola and Dasy are a pair of conjoined twins who sing at weddings and parties and manage to support their entire family with their performances. It all works, until they realize that separation is a real option. All they want is normal lives: eating ice cream, traveling, dancing, making love, drinking wine without worrying about their other half getting drunk…

“This is a film about separation and the pain that comes with it. I worked on the idea that some times, in order to grow up, you have to hurt yourself, give up part of yourself. I looked around for an image that could best represent this concept and there it was: a pair of conjoined twins who discover, at 18, that they can be separated. Two girls attached at the pelvis who, taken individually, had to be attractive enough for me to achieve that balance between attraction and repulsion that constitutes the aesthetic guideline for every shot I compose. That’s how I see the world: eternally hovering between beauty and ugliness. A fine line I have come to know very well, and once again it led me to Castel Volturno. True, I’d been there before. In fact, this film starts where my previous one left off, on the right bank of the Volturno River. It’s an area that’s a pale, mortified imitation of a lost beauty, and the perfect material for building the cage from which my little songbirds desperately seek to escape.” [Edoardo De Angelis]


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