The Valerio Zurlini Box Set (1959)
Violent Summer & Girl with a Suitcase
2xDVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 4:3 and NTSC 16:9 | 01:37:35 + 02:00:59 | 8,01 Gb + 7,76 Gb
Audio: Italian AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps; English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps (on 'Girl with a Suitcase' only)
Subtitles: English, French (on 'Girl with a Suitcase' only)
Genre: Drama, Romance | 4 wins | Italy, France
Italy has produced some of the finest directors in cinema, from De Sica and Rossellini to Fellini and Visconti. One name that sadly is rarely mentioned with the same level of distinction (if at all) is Valerio Zurlini. Born in Bologna, Italy in 1926, Zurlini created a profitable, if small, oeuvre that spanned two decades, from the mid 1950s to the 1970s. Avoiding the grittiness of the neorealists and the extravagance that characterized Fellini's later films, Zurlini infused his work with a simplicity that is powerfully effective yet perhaps also responsible for his relative obscurity today.