[Pictured: Elio Petri's masterpiece, Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion]
Watch as many Italian movies as you can from May 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018.
What is an Italian Film?
- Any film listed with Italy as first country of production on IMDb automatically qualifies
- Any film shot entirely on location in Italy automatically qualifies
- Any film listed in one of the Official lists below automatically qualifies
- Any other film that you genuinely believe to be an Italian Movie qualifies. You should be prepared to back up your reasoning though! There needs to be a sensible reason for you to classify a film as Italian. You are not allowed to include The Italian Job because "there is the word Italian in the title", etc.
- Each feature film (over 40 minutes) counts as one entry.
- 60 minutes of short films counts as one entry.
- 60 minutes of TV episodes counts as one entry.
- 60 minutes of music videos counts as one entry.
- The usual miniseries rule applies (ask if unsure).
- Rewatches are allowed and are good for the soul.
I reserve the right to exclude participants who intentionally number their viewings incorrectly. If you play the game, you're expected to play properly.
Final results will be posted between 7:30am and 8:00am GMT on June 2 - at which point it will have been May everywhere in the world for almost a whole day. While you are welcome to post updates beyond this point, any such updates will not be included in the final results. Your choice whether you miss the deadline or not; besides, if it's June on your side of the world, shouldn't you be starting on one of next month's challenges, mm?
Stuck for ideas of what to watch? Look no further:
Il Grande Cinema Italiano
One hundred film and one country, Italy
UNESCO / entries for Italy: 391-405
SWDB's Top 50 Spaghetti Westerns
Italian Gothic Movies
Italian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
'I Capolavori' - The 4 and 5 star Italian classics, according to the Morandini dictionary
Jean A. Gili's Italian Cinema
Films Streaming Online
For the small percentage of users who reside in the US
This thread will be updated at least twice a day (more often if I am around and feel like it). Since I am updating manually, I would appreciated it if you to list new films seen in a new post. If you would prefer just to endlessly edit your original post, please let me know so that I remember to check your post.
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