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Love Meetings (Comizi d'Amore)
Love Meetings
Comizi d'Amore
Actors: Lello Bersani, Ignazio Buttita, Adele Cambria, Camilla Cederna, Graziella Chiarcossi
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
UR     2003     1hr 30min

LOVE MEETINGS is a Cinema Verite investigation in Italy, including impressive appearances by famed author Alberto Moravia and noted psychologist Cesare Musatti. Pasolini, the poet turned filmmaker, appears as the intervie...  more »

     
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Actors: Lello Bersani, Ignazio Buttita, Adele Cambria, Camilla Cederna, Graziella Chiarcossi
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: Water Bearer Films, Inc
Format: DVD - Black and White,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 03/04/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/1964
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1964
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Black and White,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Italian
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Poor edition of a decent film
Scott Richardson | Chicago, IL USA | 05/16/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Pasolini's Love Meetings is an interesting and humorous look at sexual ideas and taboos in early 1960's Italy. Through a series of interviews with members of the general public in various cities in Italy, Pasolini creates a pastiche (and gets a wide variety of responses) about such topics as divorce, homosexuality, prostitution, and equality. It's fairly interesting and entertaining, until the very end when Pasolini makes his "conclusion," essentially stating his own political beliefs, some of which are opposed to the information he's gathered in his film.My major complaints about the disc are the transfer and the subtitles. The subtitles are all-white and are burned in (not optional). The subtitles might not have been such a problem if the film hadn't been in black-and-white and very washed out, making it impossible to read them in various places in the film. The print itself is scratched, but watchable.I'd recommend this film for Pasolini completists and people studying the history of the documentary - it serves as an interesting precursor to I Am Curious - Yellow. As it's unlikely that Love Meetings will get a better edition any time soon, (at least in Region 1), if you're interested, check it out."