Padre Padrone

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Padre Padrone ★★★½ Father Master; My Father, My Master 1977

The much acclaimed adaptation of the Gavino Ledda autobiography about his youth in agrarian Sardinia with a brutal, tyrannical father. Eventually he overcomes his handicaps, breaks the destructive emotional ties to his father and successfully attends college. Highly regarded although low budget; in an Italian dialect (Sardinian) with English subtitles. 113m/C VHS, DVD . IT Omero Antonutti, Saverio Marconi, Marcella Michelangeli, Fabrizio Forte; D: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani; W: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani; C: Mario Masini; M: Egisto Macchi. Cannes ‘77: Film.