Gina Lollobrigida is an Italian actress, best known for her performance as ‘Maria De Ritis’ in the hugely successful film ‘Bread, Love and Dreams’ (1953). She earned a ‘BAFTA’ nomination for ‘Best Foreign Actress’ for the role. She made her screen debut in the film ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ in 1946. Some of her popular films include ‘The World's Most Beautiful Woman’ (1955) for which she won ‘David di Donatello for Best Actress,’ ‘Come September’ (1961) for which she earned ‘Golden Globe Henrietta Award,’ ‘Venere Imperiale’ (1963) for which she won ‘David di Donatello for Best Actress,’ ‘Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell’ (1968) for which she earned a ‘Golden Globe’ nomination for ‘Best Actress,’ and ‘XXL’ (1997). She made her TV debut in a documentary titled ‘Portrait of Gina’ in 1958. Her other popular TV shows are ‘Falcon Crest’ (1984) for which she earned a ‘Golden Globe’ nomination for Best Supporting Actress,’ ‘The Love Boat’ (1986), and ‘Still Game’ (2018).
The Unfaithfuls is a comedy drama film which tells the story of an industrialist who gets his wife followed. He hopes that she is cheating on him, as he needs a reason to divorce her, so that he can marry the model whom he has fallen for.
Originally released in the USA as Where the Hot Wind Blows, this French-Italian movie is set in an Italian fishing village ruled by a petty crook. At the center of the story is a pretty girl called Marietta, who is desired by all. The tale takes a different turn when Enrico Tosso, an engineer from Milan, comes to the village to drain out the marshes.
This comedy drama film tells the story of a mechanic who is quite bored with his life. Eventually, he decides to leave his job and his fiancée, and heads off to Rome, hoping to find a wealthy lover.
Times Gone By is a romantic comedy drama film which is a compilation of several stories. The first story is about two would-be lovers meeting in the countryside; the second story is about two men fighting over a load of manure. The third story revolves around a young boy who develops a crush on his neighbor, and his mother complicates things by telling him that babies are born when people kiss.
This romantic comedy drama film tells the story of a veteran marshall, and his fiancée, who face several challenges in their lives, and gets their love tested, when he is sent to a distant town temporarily.
A group of four criminals commit a robbery at a soccer stadium. In order to evade the police, they split up and plan their own unique and individual escape.
Il maestro di Don Giovanni
A group of rogues are on their way to Africa, hoping that they can get rich there. They get stranded in Italy, where they meet a seemingly innocent British couple.
This comedy film tells the story of a well-known journalist named Sandro, who decides to conduct a survey on human selfishness. Every person whom he meets become a theme for his inquiry, including Titta, his wife. However, he slowly starts to identify himself with the people whom he meets.
Woman of Rome is a drama film which tells the story of Adriana, a young model who enters the world of nude modeling. However, due to a love affair gone wrong, she becomes one of the highest paid prostitutes in Italy.
Giovanni used to be a humble and mild clerk working in a government office. However, he complicates his own life by associating with a forger named Giulio. Giulio not only gets hold of Giovanni’s money, but also ruins his career, and makes him marry his own mistress.
This comedy drama film revolves around a beautiful woman who is running a small hotel in the middle of a small Italian town, and two of the men who reside in her rooms.
Playwright Feydeau tries to overcome his writer’s block by observing people around. Benedict Boniface, husband of domineering Angelique, adores next-door neighbor Marcelle, ignored wife of architect Henri Cot. Boniface and Marcelle decide on a rendezvous at the ‘no-tell’ Hotel Paradiso, the place that Henri is assigned to inspect. More characters add to the ensuing confusion giving the playwright story for successful play.
After an evil landowner mistreats the father and friends of an officer, the officer decides to take revenge by disguising himself as a bandit, and committing robberies against the former, in order to destroy his ‘empire’.
This romantic comedy film tells us four different stories revolving around love in Italy.
John Moulder-Brown, a cloddish British teenager, falls for his Uncle's wife Martha. They plot David Niven's murder so that Brown can have Martha and the family fortune. The hitch is, they lack a foolproof plan as they forge ahead.
A wealthy American and a bohemian Italian meet in London and get married on the whim. Quickly they realize they have nothing in common and decide to go on their own way. But seven years later, as their divorce is about to be finalized, they meet again only to be drawn to each other.
A beautiful and wealthy widow leaves New York and goes back to her Italian village, hoping to find a husband there. All the men in the village are charmed by her, except for one.
During WWII, Sgt. Dan O’Farrell faces difficulties boosting the morale of his soldiers stationed on a South Pacific island. The American ship bringing in beer gets torpedoed by a Japanese submarine, while the batch of nurses that the crew is eagerly awaiting, delivers 6 men with one ugly nurse. Finally, O’Farrell manages to recover the beer-cans cargo and also, a Japanese sub.
Lina is an orphan who is brought up by her adopted mother who has been training her for music. Her life takes a turn when she earns the attention of Sergio, the prince of Russia, although he doesn’t reveal his actual identity.
This adventure drama film is based on real events surrounding the life of Miguel Cervantes, who was one of the most renowned novelists in Spain. Along with his brother, he gets captured by pirates for the slave market, but he starts planning a slave revolt instead.
Go Naked In the World is a drama film which tells the story of a Greek emigrant who has a lot of expectations from his son. However, his son gets involved romantically with a beautiful and high-priced prostitute.
After robbing a bank, Roy King and his gang flee to Mexico, where Roy meets and marries lovely Alicia, only to lose her to revolutionary Montero and while leaving, she also takes away all his money. Despite that, he agrees to collaborate with Montero to rob the Mexican government arsenal and succeeds. But will he get his due?
Gina Lollobrigida Awards
|Winner||World Film Favorite - Female||1961|