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The representation of 1977 in cinema


The 30th anniversary of 1977 in Bologna was celebrated amongst others through a rich cinematographic retrospective organized by the Cineteca Lumiere, 'Route 77', not only bringing the seventies back on screen, but also provoking reflection on those years along with some of the actors and moviemakers at the heart of the 'Route 77' programme. The choice of certain movies to represent those years, is an 'act of memory' in itself.

Here are some of the movies generally considered as representative of the seventies:

  • Paolo Pietrangeli, Porci con le ali (1977)
  • Nanni Balestrini, Ecce bombo (1978)

The seventies have been reinterpreted in more recent movies:

  • Renato de Maria, Paz! (2002)
  • Marco Bellocchio, Buongiorno notte (2003)
  • Mario Tullio Giordano, La meglio gioventù (2003)
  • Guido Chiesa, Lavorare con lentezza (2004)
  • Giuseppe Bertolucci, Berlinguer ti voglio bene (2004)
On modern Italian cinema
Wood, Italian Cinema (2005)
Celli & Cottino-Jones, A New Guide to Italian Cinema (2007)
G.P. Brunetta, Il cinema italiano contemporaneo (2007)

Christian Uva, Schermi di piombo. Il terrorismo nel cinema italiano (2007)