Adua and her Friends (DVD)
Directed by Antonio Pietrangeli
A rare masterpiece and a wonderful example of Italian Cinema starring two European film icons, Simone Signoret and Marcello Mastroianni, Adua and her Friends tells the story of four prostitutes forced to fend for themselves when a new law closes the bordellos of Rome.
They pool their savings to open a trattoria, but find they cannot get a license. A prominent fixer with connections obtains the license for them, on the condition that they conduct their old business upstairs and pay him an exorbitant monthly fee.
The works of Pietrangeli, one of the most talented members of the Italian neo-realism movement and capable of delivering gems such as Adua and her Friends and The Visitor deserves to be revisited and to be exposed to a larger international audience.
DVD Extras Include:
•Introduction by Italian film historian Maurizio Poro
•An episode from the film, Amori di Mezzo Secolo, entitled Girandola 1910
•Director biography and filmography
•A fully illustrated booklet including critical analysis of the film
•New digital HD transfer from original 35mm negative print
•Digitally restored and remastered
•New and improved English subtitle translation
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Adua and her Friends may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.
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