Category Archives: Comedy

SEPT 18 MONDAY “PROFUMO DI DONNA” {Scent of a Woman 1974 Italy} – directed by Dino Risi and starring Vittorio Gassman, Agostina Belli and Alessandro Momo

 

Profumo di donna …This is the original Italian film directed by Dino Risi and interpreted by Vittorio Gassman that begat the remake by Hollywood some 20 years later… Cinematiki is proud to  give all of us the opportunity to see it and compare it the following week with the one interpreted by Al Pacino … When young army cadet Ciccio (Alessandro Momo) is assigned to spend seven days in the service of a wounded army captain, he little suspects what’s in store. Blinded by an explosion, Fausto Consolo (Vittorio Gassman) is nevertheless a pompous, prideful and lecherous aristocrat who needs Ciccio to keep him out of trouble. As they travel across Italy by train, Fausto variously ruffles feathers and chases women until they reach Naples, where he plans to …

 

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MONDAY JANUARY 2, 2017 *** THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL *** directed by WES ANDERSON *** with RALPH FIENNES, EDWARD NORTON, HARVEY KEITEL, WILLIAM DAFOE, MATHIEW ALMARIC, JEFF GOLDBLUM, BILL MURRAY, JUDE LAW and a bunch of other great actors…

**************** LAST MINUTE CHANGE *************** We will show the French version of “FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS” titled ***”MARGUERITE” *** MONDAY, OCTOBER 10th, 2016 *** We will still get the Stephen Frears version with Meryl Streep when it becomes available.

margueriteParis, 1920s. Marguerite Dumont is a wealthy woman, lover of the music and the opera. She loves to sing for her friends, although she’s not a good singer. Both her friends and her husband have kept her fantasy. The problem begins when she decides to perform in front of a real audience.  

 

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YES !!! Yes…They went that way…and they are coming back soon …yes…in the meantime>>The Cinematiki will be dark on Monday 9/26/16 and also on Monday October 3rd. 2016…see you sOOn…relaX…d

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MONDAY FEBRUARY 15, 2016 : “BIG DEAL ON MADONNA STREET” (1958) directed by MARIO MONICELLI with VITTORIO GASSMAN, MARCELLO MASTROIANNI, CLAUDIA CARDINALE

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A break-through Italian film directed by Mario Monicelli featuring some of the hottest actors at the time : Marcello Mastroianni, Vittorio Gassman, Renato Salvatori, Claudia Cardinale and Toto…Celebrated as one of the great comedies of those times…

The film is also notable for its breezy jazz score by the composer Piero Umiliani, who helped develop the style of the jazz soundtracks now considered characteristic of European films in the 1960s and 1970s.

MONDAY FEBRUARY 8, 2016 ” Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow “(1963). directed by VITTORIO DE SICA with Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni

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ONE DIRECTOR= VITTORIO DE SICA *****

TWO ACTORS=SOPHIA LOREN & MARCELLO MASTROIANNI  *****

THREE STORIES @ THREE DIFFERENT LOCATIONS  ******

FOUR WRITERS:   ALBERTO MORAVIA, EDUARDO DE FILIPPO, CESARE ZABATTINI, BILLA BILLA *****

MUSIC BY: ARMANDO TROVAJOLI  *****

CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: GIUSEPPE ROTUNO  *****

ONE SHOWING @ CINEMATIKI MAUI=FEB. 8, 2016 @ 6:45 PM ****

An original comedy that casts Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren in three different stories set throughout Italy. This gem from master filmmaker Vittorio de Sica was the 1964 Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film. Produced by Carlo Ponti and Joseph E. Levine.

MONDAY 11th, JAN 2016: Mon Oncle d’Amérique (1980) by Alain Resnais with GERARD DEPARDIEU AND NICOLE GARCIA

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Alain Resnais’ “Mon oncle d’Amerique” (1980) is one the New Wave pioneer’s best films, a winner of the Grand Prize at Cannes. It is audacious. Beginning with big stars of the time (Gerald Depardieu, Nicole Garcia, Roger Pierre), he tells the life stories of these three in a way that promises to be traditional narrative.Alain Resnais’s “Mon Oncle d’Amerique” is presented in the form of a “case history,” replete with a pedantic narrator, played by real-life behavioral scientist Henri Laborit.

A GREAT FILM TO WATCH AND DISCUSS TOGETHER !!!

 

 

MONDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2015: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (1988) Directed by Frank Oz. With Michael Caine and Steve Martin

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Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first. This week we see Michael Caine, mid-career at the age of 58, playing Lawrence Jamieson.

Lawrence Jamieson: Do you ever have a single thought that originates from above the waist?
Freddy Benson: No!

Dec. 14th 2015: ALFIE. Directed by Lewis Gilbert, with Michael Caine

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This week we will look at a young Michael Caine in “Alfie” – A 1966 English comedy  about a beloved womanizer who gradually begins to understand the consequences of his lifestyle. Also starring Shelly Winters and Millicent Martin.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2015 ****”A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence”**** directed by ROY ANDERSSON with Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom, and Viktor Gyllenberg

“This iconoclastic filmmaker seduces you with ridiculous laughs, then sends you home contemplating your mortality and your place in the world.”
-Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald

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