The film depicts a bourgeois Italian family seen through the eyes of Carlo, an old retired professor who is the last patriarch of his family. The memoirs of Carlo characterize the entire film, from the time of the Belle Époque until the 1980s, through two world wars, the economic boom, love, friendship, and all the events which constitute human life.
Director: Ettore Scola. AKA The Familyo
Writers: Graziano Diana, Ruggero Maccari, Furio Scarpelli, Ettore Scola.
Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Stefania Sandrelli, Andrea Occhipinti, Fanny Ardant, Philippe Noiret, Carlo Dapporto, Massimo Dapporto, Sergio Castellitto, Ricky Tognazzi, Ottavia Piccolo, Athina Cenci, Emanuele Lamaro, Cecilia Dazzi, Jo Champa, Joska Versari, Alberto Gimignani, Dagmar Lassander.
1987 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Palme d’Or.
1987 Chicago International Film Festival – Nominated for the Gold Hugo.
1988 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.