Scorsese’s long time passion for film shines through in his impressive foray into documentary film making, with this 246min long film standing as an epic love letter to Italian cinema.
Hosted, co-written and directed by Scorsese, the documentary is part informative introduction to Italy’s cinematic history, part tribute to some of its greatest films and filmmakers, and part autobiography of Scorsese himself.
Leading audiences through a vast selection of Italian films that have made a profound impression on him, the director covers silent classics such as Cabiria, the work of greats such as Rossellini and Fellini, and explores the so called neo-realists of Italian film making, particularly Vittorio De Sica.
Observing the films and exploring what they have meant to him personally, rather than a purely critical study, allows Scorsese to inject his own personal recollections with a commentary that is equal parts impassioned and absorbing.
Prior to the screening make a lunch date and join us for An Italian Voyage Through Melbourne, as a host of renowned Italian-Australian personalities take a journey through Melbourne's rich Italian history with an entertaining series of talks, music and food in the ACMI Lightwell.
Presented in Partnership with SBS Radio
My Voyage to Italy (Il Mio Viaggio In Italia)
In Martin Scorsese's documentary My Voyage to Italy (Il Mio Viaggio In Italia), the celebrated director shares his insights into Italian filmmaking as he hosts a personal journey through Italian cinema, profiling the country's most acclaimed directors including Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, Federico Fellini and Michelangelo Antonioni.
This screening will follow on from the special event, An Italian Voyage Through Melbourne.