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Cinema in Sicily
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The history of Cinema in Sicily starts in the beginning of XX century and during the last decades the island was set  for many works.
Many movies take the plot from a best seller or literary works of Sicilian writers as Leonardo Sciascia, Luigi Capuana, Federico De Roberto, Ercole Patti, Elio Vittorini, Vitaliano Brancati, Gesualdo Bufalino e Luigi Pirandello.
A lot movies come from Sciascia works such as:  " we still kill the old way", "Il giorno della civetta" and the recent " the counsil of Egypt".
From Pirandello the brothers Taviani made the film "Kaos."

 

Among the serial we remember the famous commssioner  Corrado Cattani ( played from Michele Placido) in the  "La Piovra"  had million of spectators. It was the fiction most famous and followed at any times.

Recently the interest was for the cunning  Montalbano, the  famous commissioner and his sicilian riddles, wonderfully taken from the Cammilleri 's work.

 

Countless movies shot in Sicily and also a lot of people travel to looking for the places watched at cinema or on  tv . There are  new  tours dedicated to  movies locations. Numerous are the fan go in search of Elisa di Rivaombrosa locations or Montalbano location.
Discover our tour "On Montalbano’s footsteps"


We will cite only some of the  most famous movies shot in Sicily:

"Salvatore Giuliano" Francesco Rosi director, with Salvo Randone. Shot in Montelepre, Montedoro e Castelvetrano.

"Il Gattopardo"  Luchino Visconti director, with Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale e Giuliano Gemma. Shot in Palermo, Santa Margherita di Belice and Palma di Montechiaro.

 

"Divorce italian style" Pietro Germi director, with Marcello Mastroianni, Stefania Sandrelli e Lando Buzzanca. Shot in Catania, Ispica and Ragusa Ibla.

"Seduced and abandoned" with Stefania Sandrelli and Lando Buzzanca. Shot in Sciacca.

" the seduction of Mimi" , Lina Wertmuller director, with Giancarlo Giannini. Shot in Catania.

"Kaos", brothers'Taviani with Franco e Ciccio, Claudio Bigagli, Massimo Bonetti.  Shot in Ragusa province.

"La Piovra" tv mini -series, Damiano Damiani direcor, with Michele Placido, Barbara De Rossi e Massimo Bonetti.

"100 days at Palermo" Giuseppe Tornatore  and Giuseppe Ferrara directors. Shot in Palermo.

"The sicilian", Michael Cimino director with Christopher Lambert. Shot in Sutera.

"Cinema Paradiso", Giuseppe Tornatore director, with Philippe Noiret. Shot at Palazzo Adriano and  Cefalù.

"Palombella rossa" Nanni Moretti director and actor. Shot in Acireale.

"The Godfather III" , Francis Ford Coppola director, with Al Pacino. Shot in Acireale, Taormina, Castello di San Marco (Calatabiano), Savoca, Etna and Palermo.

 

"Il piccolo diavolo", Roberto Benigni director and actor. Shot in  Taormina.

"The stolen children", Gianni Amelio director with Enrico Lo Verso. Shot in Ragusa province.

" Journal in time", Nanni Moretti direcor and actor. Shooetd in Eolian islands.

"Sparrow", Franco Zeffirelli dirctor. Shot in Catania and Etna.

"Sud", Gabriele Salvatores director, with Silvio Orlando and Francesca Neri. Shot in Marzamemi.

"Johnny Stecchino", Roberto Benigni directo and actor Shot in Palermo and  Letojanni.

 

"The postman",  Michael Redford director, with Massimo Troisi, Philippe Noiret and Maria Grazia Cucinotta. Shot in Salina.

" the star maker", Giuseppe Tornatore director, with Sergio Castellitto and Tiziana Lodato. Shot in  Ragusa province.

"The Uncle from Brooklyn"  Daniele Ciprì and Franco Maresco directors. Shot in Palermo.

"Il Commissario Montalbano" with Luca Zingaretti. Shot in Ragusa,  Scicli, Ragusa Ibla, Punta Secca and Modica.

"Placido Rizzotto", Pasquale Scimeca director. Shot in  Isnello and Corleone.

"Totò che visse due volte" Daniele Ciprì and Franco Maresco directors. Shot in Palermo.

"Malèna", Giuseppe Tornatore director, with Monica Bellucci. Shot in  Siracusa.

 

" 100 steps", Marco Tullio Giordana director, with Luigi Lo Cascio, Tony Sperandeo, Luigi Burruano. Shot in Cinisi.

"My Name Is Tanino", Paolo Virzì director. Shot in  Castellammare del Golfo and San Vito Lo Capo.

"Perduto amor", Franco Battiato director. Shooetd in Riposto and Ragusa Ibla.

" the wedding director", Marco Bellocchio director, with Sergio Castellitto and Donatella Finocchiaro. Shot in Cefalù.

"I Viceré" , Roberto Faenza director. Shot in Acireale and Catania.

 

"Baarìa", Giuseppe Tornatore director. Shot in Bagheria and Tunisia.

"Viola di mare",  Donatella Maiorca director. Shooed in Trapani and  Favignana island.
 

***Text from Wikipedia***

 

 
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