My Voyage to Italy

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My Voyage to Italy
My Voyage to Italy DVD.jpg
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Directed byMartin Scorsese
Produced byGiorgio Armani
Written byKent Jones
Raffaele Donato
Suso Cecchi d'Amico
Martin Scorsese
StarringMartin Scorsese (host)
Distributed byMiramax Films
Release date
September 11, 1999
Running time
246 minutes
CountryUnited States

My Voyage to Italy (Italian: Il mio viaggio in Italia) is a personal documentary by acclaimed Italian-American director Martin Scorsese. The film is a voyage through Italian cinema history, marking influential films for Scorsese and particularly covering the Italian neorealism period.

The films of Roberto Rossellini account for half the films discussed in the entire documentary, dealing with his seminal influence on Italian cinema and cinema history. Other directors mentioned include Vittorio de Sica, Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini and Michelangelo Antonioni.

It was released in 1999 at a length of four hours. Two years later, it was screened out of competition at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Films discussed[edit]


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: My Voyage to Italy". Retrieved 2009-10-24.

Further reading[edit]

  • Holden, Stephen (October 12, 2001). "Scorsese Pays Tribute to Italian Cinema". The New York Times. The four-hour film is a sequel of sorts to this director's comparably sweeping 1995 television documentary, "A Personal Journey With Martin Scorsese Through American Movies." It's no exaggeration to say that watching both films will forever change and deepen the way you look at cinema.

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