Italian films at the London Festival: looking forward to the past
From "Buongiorno, notte" to "Primadonna" and "Leonardo addio". All reviewed by James Norton
The recent London Film Festival showcased some of the Italian films to look forward to in the future, all of which look back to the past, a trio of works which cast new eyes on the troubled history of a country facing perhaps a perilous time to come.
Two of these were by veteran directors, including Leonora addio, the first film made by Paolo Taviani sin…