Ermanno Olmi

I fidanzati

I fidanzati

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.

Film Info

  • Ermanno Olmi
  • Italy
  • 1962
  • 77 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.85:1
  • Italian
  • Spine #195

Special 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

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Special 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

I fidanzati
Cast
Anna Canzi
Liliana
Carlo Cabrini
Giovanni
Credits
Director
Ermanno Olmi
Production manager
Alberto Soffientini
Production director
Attilio Torricelli
Editing
Carla Colombo
Cinematography
Lamberto Caimi
Music
Gianni Ferrio
Camera operator
Roberto Seveso
Sound
Guido Nardone
Head electrician
Angelo Trevisan
Art direction
Ettore Lombardi

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