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Pasquale Iannone

Pasquale Iannone is a Film Lecturer, writer and broadcaster. He teaches at the University of Edinburgh and regularly contributes to Sight & Sound, Senses of Cinema and various BBC Radio programmes.

He tweets @PasqualeIannone.

Articles by Pasquale Iannone

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  • 10 great Italian films of the 1960s

    As many a film director’s favourite film, Fellini’s grand opus 8½, returns to cinemas, we round up 10 more masterpieces from what was a golden age for Italian cinema: the 1960s.

    Thursday, April 23, 2015


  • 10 great films about children in wartime

    Not just one of the great school films, Louis Malle’s Au revoir les enfants also belongs to a grand tradition of powerful dramatisations of the experiences of children during wartime.

    Thursday, January 29, 2015


  • Francesco Rosi, 1922-2015

    Pasquale Iannone on the Neapolitan portraitist of the Italian South and master of the ‘cine-investigation’.

    Monday, January 12, 2015


  • 10 great films set in Glasgow

    Scotland’s biggest city has provided the backdrop to everything from Ealing comedies to dystopian sci-fi. With Bill Forsyth’s That Sinking Feeling now on BFI Blu-ray/DVD and BFI Player, we pick 10 of the best Glasgow movies.

    Thursday, April 17, 2014


  • From the Magazine

    Age of innocence: childhood on film

    Cinema’s fascination with childhood is as old as the medium itself, enabling filmmakers to depart from conventional modes of storytelling to reflect the undoubted otherness of youthful experience. By Pasquale Iannone.

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014


  • 10 great Italian neorealist films

    With Roberto Rossellini’s masterpiece Rome, Open City back in cinemas, we present a 10-film primer on one of film history’s most important movements: Italian neorealism.

    Thursday, March 6, 2014


  • 10 great films set in Rome

    With Audrey Hepburn classic Roman Holiday back in cinemas, we pay tribute to the Eternal City on celluloid with 10 of the best Rome films.

    Thursday, July 18, 2013


  • From the Magazine

    The roots of neorealism

    For all its revolutionary impact, Italian neorealism did not represent a complete break with the past. Pasquale Iannone is your guide to 12 key milestones in the development of a new cinematic language.

    Thursday, May 2, 2013

    Deep Focus

  • From the Magazine

    Film of the week: Reality

    Matteo Garrone’s Gomorrah follow-up is a gentler satire about a celebrity-obsessed fishmonger that has something new to say about reality-TV culture, writes Pasquale Iannone.

    Friday, March 22, 2013

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