We Believed (Noi credevamo)
Clay TheatreSat, Nov 16, 2013 12:15 PM Not Available
Fall Season Festival
Fall Season Festival:New Italian Cinema
Film Info
Original Language Title:Noi credevamo
Year of Prod:2010
Running Time:204
Original Language:Italian
dir:Mario Martone
scr:Giancarlo De Castaldo
Mario Martone
cam:Renato Berta
Made to coincide with Italy’s 150th anniversary celebration, this epic 19th-century costume drama tells the story of the country’s path to independence. Inspired by the nationalist writings of Giuseppe Mazzini, two noblemen and a Sicilian peasant become radicalized in the salons of Paris and have their allegiances tested while they negotiate the perilous political waters between and among constituencies. Torn between the forces of radical democracy and monarchism, a conservative-leaning north and a more radical south, they forge ahead toward nationhood. With a stirring score and an all-star cast including Luigi Lo Cascio, Toni Servillo and Fiona Shaw, Martone’s film is a must for history buffs.