I should throw a glance, also, at an attractive series of films put on by the San Diego Italian Film Festival for the next four Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., at the Flower Hill Cinemas: Rossellini’s Il Generale della Rovere on March 18, Olmi’s Il Posto on March 25, Germi’s Seduced and Abandoned on April 1, and on April 8 Fellini’s Amarcord, the only one of the four that has hereabouts seen the light of the big screen in decades. Whether it will be the light of a movie projector or a video projector, I couldn’t say. But I could suspect.
Back at the festival, meantime: I can report that Carlos Saura’s impeccably groomed Io, Don Giovanni, in Italian primarily and a little German, adds a new wrinkle, a new byway, to his impressive canon of movie musicals: the backstage opera film, 18th Century. It has one more scheduled screening on Saturday morning.