And twice is the only way to live.
- Jan 25, 2023
- The boring one
Pietro Germi's Divorzio all'italiana (Divorce italian style). A funny, gloomy, cynical movie about honor killings in Sicily and the hypocrisy of a society where divorce was forbidden. Mastroianni (as a husband who, infatuated with a young girl, seeks a socially acceptable excuse to murder his wife) is really fun in that. And the cinematography is quite surprising, with its visual and audio incursions to that husband's fantasies. It's also amusing to see how many of these italian movies pay a direct hommage to Fellini's La Dolce Vita (here we witness a village's reaction to the release of that movie), meaning I should really watch it some day.