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I fidanzati

Ermanno Olmi

 
I fidanzati (Criterion DVD)

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  • Italy
  • 1962
  • 77 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.85:1
  • Italian
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  • Spine #195

Ermanno Olmi’s masterful feature is the tender story of two Milanese fiancés whose strained relationship is tested when the man accepts a new job in Sicily. With the separation come loneliness, nostalgia, and, perhaps, some new perspectives that might rejuvenate their love. Olmi’s deep humanism charges this moving depiction of ordinary men and women, and the pitfalls of the human heart.

Cast

Credits

DirectorErmanno Olmi
Production managerAlberto Soffientini
Production directorAttilio Torricelli
EditingCarla Colombo
CinematographyLamberto Caimi
MusicGianni Ferrio
Camera operatorRoberto Seveso
SoundGuido Nardone
Head electricianAngelo Trevisan
Art directionEttore Lombardi

Disc Features

  • New high-definition digital transfer, enhanced for widescreen televisions
  • Mysteries of Life, a new video interview with filmmaker Ermanno Olmi and film critic/historian (and occasional Olmi collaborator) Tullio Kezich discussing I Fidanzati
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New essay by critic Kent Jones
  • New and improved English subtitle translation

    New cover by Eric Skillman

Film Essays

I fidanzati: Rhapsody in the Rain

By Kent Jones June 23, 2003

Ermanno Olmi’s seldom-cited debut feature, the 1958 Time Stood Still, is a wonderful film, but it was the one-two punch of his second and third films that put him on the international movie . . . Read more »

Film Essays

I fidanzati: Rhapsody in the Rain

By Kent Jones June 23, 2003

Ermanno Olmi’s seldom-cited debut feature, the 1958 Time Stood Still, is a wonderful film, but it was the one-two punch of his second and third films that put him on the international movie . . . Read more »