Padre Padrone
Padre Padrone (1977)

Based on an autobiographical book by Gavino Ledda, Padre Padrone is filmed in Sardinian, a regional Italian dialect. The film concentrates on a young, barely literate shepherd boy, who lives under the thumb of his tyrannical peasant father.… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 10, 1998
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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

There are some strikingly beautiful images, all in context, as we touch themes of father-son conflict and coming of age drama

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Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

a film of careful balances, setting raw nature against refined culture, and offering family drama that grips from start to finish without once resorting to sentimentality.

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Emanuel Levy
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One of the most intense and powerful childhood tales, based on Gavino Ledda's memoirs of growing up in Sardinia illiterate and brutalized by his father and how he became a famous writer and master of Greek and Latin.

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