Shot only a year apart, Bianca and La Messe est finie mark a first stylistic break in the bubbling universe of Nanni Moretti. The actor-director now stands out as the leader of a new generation of filmmakers, taking the pulse of an Italian society in perpetual change. Like a transalpine Woody Allen, Nanni Moretti uses the prism of comedy to deal with serious subjects, using a unique sense of humor that is at once absurd, biting and touching.
Available in Blu-ray or DVD boxes New Restored Masters Original versions + French versions
BIANCA(1984 – Colors – 98 mins)
Michele Apicela, a mathematics teacher, has a curious habit: observing people's lives and transcribing all their actions in his notebooks. Endowed with an ultra-demanding ethic, believing in absolute fidelity, Michele seeks the ideal woman. But when he thinks he has found it in the person of Bianca, he begins to panic. Meanwhile, some people around him die in mysterious conditions...
. ABOUT "BIANCA" (12 mins - HD*) “Basically, the truth of Nanni Moretti's cinema is this difficulty in leaving childhood, or rather this desire to return to it. » An interview with Thierry Jousse, film critic and historian.
. TRAILER "VIVA NANNI!" (HD*)
MASS IS OVER(1985 – Colors – 96 mins)
Don Giulio, a young priest, leaves the small island where he had officiated for ten years. He has just been appointed to a parish on the outskirts of Rome, near where he grew up. Thinking of finding comfort with his family and his childhood friends, Don Giulio is quickly disillusioned. Amorous infidelity, acute crisis of mysticism, temptation of political terrorism, he no longer understands the people around him...
. ON "THE MASS IS OVER" (12 mn – HD*) “With La Messe est fini , Nanni Moretti takes stock of the 1970s and utopias, in a rather intimate and tragicomic way. » An interview with Thierry Jousse, film critic and historian.
2 BD • HIGH DEFINITION MASTERS • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING • Original Version / French Version DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 • French Subtitles • 1.85 format respected • Colors • Length of Films: 98 mins / 96 mins
2 DVDs – NEW RESTORED MASTERS • Original Dolby Digital 1.0 Version • French Dolby Digital 1.0 Version • French Subtitles • 1.85 format respected • 16/9 compatible 4/3 – Colors • Length of Films: 94 mins / 92 mins