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C’eravamo tanto amati (We all loved each other so much)



C’eravamo tanto amati (We all loved each other so much)

manfredi 2Remembering Nino Manfredi

2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of an undisputed icon of Italian cinema: Nino Manfredi.

The Italian Cultural Institute of Sydney in collaboration with Ritz Cinema in Randwick and Cinema Reborn, pays tribute to Manfredi by presenting a restored version of C’eravamo tanto amati (directed by Ettore Scola, 1974), obtained from the Cineteca Nazionale in Rome. In the movie Nino Manfredi plays as co-star together with Vittorio Gassman, Stefania Sandrelli, Stefano Satta Flores and Aldo Fabrizi. In the movie three partisans bound by a strong friendship return home at the end of the war, but the clash with everyday reality puts a strain on their bond.

The movie, subtitled in English, will be presented by well-known Film critic and Screenplay teacher C.J. Johnson. Johnson is the President of the Film Critics Circle of Australia, the film and television critic for Nightlife - the flagship ABC national night-time radio program - and Head Lecturer in Screen Storytelling at Sydney Film School. He also lectures on cinemac eravamo poster at Clubs and Societies around Australia.

Born in Castro dei Volsci (FR) on March 3, 1921, after having graduated in Law to please his parents, Nino Manfredi began attending the Academy of Dramatic Art in Rome. The first steps as an actor are on the stage of the Piccolo Teatro in Milan where he plays Shakespeare and Pirandello. He reached popularity in the late 1950s thanks to a series of films where he played the crafty Italian in which the Italy of the economic boom is reflected. On television he ranges from the Saturday night variety like "Canzonissima", to great TV series such as Pinocchio (1971) by Luigi Comencini, in which he plays a memorable Geppetto (Pinocchio’s dad). In the same period he obtained important roles in cinema, working with Lina Wertmüller, Damiano Damiani, Nanni Loy, Ettore Scola, Luigi Magni and Franco Brusati. As a director he produced L’amore difficile, Per grazia ricevuta and Nudo di donna. With nearly 150 participations in various roles in film and television productions, he remains one of the most awarded Italian actors both at home and abroad.

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The Institute recommends that viewers respect the Covid-related rules established by the NSW Health authorities.

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Date: Monday, November 29, 2021

Time: At 6:30 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

In collaboration with : Randwick Ritz - Cinema Reborn

Entrance : With fee


Ritz Cinemas, 45 St Pauls Street, Randwick