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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
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

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A Special Day: Small Victories
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

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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. This seminal first feature catapulted the twenty-six-year-old Bell…

By Deborah Young