EFC II #131 – Bicycle Thieves (1948)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#131 – Bicycle Thieves {Ladri Di Biciclette} (1948)
Dir. Vittorio De Sica
Starring: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell

The one hundred and thirty-first installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, a simple yet powerful Italian film, Bicycle Thieves.

Recorded in December 2016.

Oscar Wins: Honourary Award (Best Foreign Language Film)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes definitely, it’s a powerful yet simple film.

EFC II #87 – Suspiria (1977)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#86 – Suspiria (1977)
Dir. Dario Argento
Starring: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé, Alida Valli, Joan Bennett, Barbara Magnolfi

The eighty-sixth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Dario Argento’s vivid and stylish horror, Suspiria.

Recorded in September 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, I loved the style of this, from the effects to the cinematography and the music, a sensory overload.

EFC II #35 – Voyage to Italy {Viaggio in Italia} (1954)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#35 – Voyage to Italy (1954)
Dir. Roberto Rossellini
Starring: Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Leslie Daniels, Natalia Ray, Maria Mauban, Anna Proclemer, Jackie Frost

The thirty-fifth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Roberto Rossellini’s drama starring his then partner and now legendary actress Ingrid Bergman, Voyage to Italy.

Recorded in June 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: No, it gets a lot of acclaim, and it’s very good, particularly Bergman, but I don’t think it’s must see.