Last night we went to see “Love in the City,” at the San Francisco Film Society, an Italian film of short vignettes exploring the “raw! revealing! shocking!” realities of love in Roma in the early 1950s: abandonment, suicide, death, lust and loss. Including shorts by Antonioni and Fellini, like most classic Italian films of that time, it’s all beautiful tragedy and cinematic heartbreak. The post-war fashion is fabulous- long woolen coats, tiny waists, torpedo bras and handkerchiefed necks. Today is the last day it’s playing, so grab a date!
“Italians Stare” by Alberto Lattuada was one of my favorites!!!