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Nanni Moretti recounts three entries from his “diary” in CARO DIARIO, a hilarious self-reflective comedy, which follows the filmmaker’s musing on cinema atop a Vespa, a trip to the Aeolian Islands to work on his new screenplay, and his search for health and wellness after breaking out in a nagging skin rash. Caro Diario is a funny, delightful movie, I give this one two thumbs up.
Winner of Best Director at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival, Moretti’s award-winner and festival favorite is a “heroic tale, told with a child’s wide-eyed wonder” (Film Comment) from a “modern movie man, for whom images have effaced the boundary between life and art” (The New Yorker). Janet Maslin of The New York Times also notes “With a seductive rhythm, the film alternates between wry encounters and lovely restful interludes, the latter presented so soothingly that they create a contemplative mood.
Beautiful Italian scenery is also among this film’s many pleasures.” And, Ken Shulman of The International Herald Tribune pens that CARO DIARIO is “Held together by Moretti’s wit, his self-effacing personality, and by his singular ability to conjure both joy and sadness out of the surreal.”
CARO DIARIO, which features a new 2K digital restoration for optimal viewing and bonus programming including a “Making of” featurette, captured numerous international awards on top of the hearts of critics and moviegoers across the globe. Aside from winning the prestigious Cannes honor, Moretti’s broad comedy was also named “Best Film” by Cahiers du Cinéma, and captured the Italian Golden Globes and Italy’s David di Donatello Awards among others, the FIPRESCI Prize at the European Film Awards and many more.
- Making-of Featurette
- Deleted Scene
- Booklet with new essay by Millicent Marcus, Professor of Italian, Yale University