Padre Padrone (1977)
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Based on an autobiographical book by Gavino Ledda, Padre Padrone is filmed in Sardinian, a regional Italian dialect. The film concentrates on a young, barely literate shepherd boy, who lives under the thumb of his tyrannical peasant father. Rescued from his family--and his isolated lifestyle--when called for military service, the boy eventually emerges as a brilliant scholar. Filmmakers Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani have always displayed an uncanny knack for perfectly capturing the manners,
Jun 10, 1998
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There are some strikingly beautiful images, all in context, as we touch themes of father-son conflict and coming of age drama
a film of careful balances, setting raw nature against refined culture, and offering family drama that grips from start to finish without once resorting to sentimentality.
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