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Deborah Young

Deborah Young is a film critic and journalist living in Rome. She has written extensively about Italian cinema and is the international film editor of the Hollywood Reporter.

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The Tree of Wooden Clogs: The Sacredness of Life as Understatement

Ermanno Olmi captures the dignity of work in this painterly vision of late nineteenth-century rural Italy.

By Deborah Young

A Special Day: Small Victories

Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni are cast against type—and funnyman director Ettore Scola gets serious—in this humane drama set in Fascist Italy.

By Deborah Young

Fists in the Pocket: Ripped to Shreds

Made in 1965 and still considered by many to be Marco Bellocchio’s masterpiece, Fists in the Pocket foreshadows the years of student protest in a family tragedy bordering on horror.

By Deborah Young