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Romeo and Juliet
Franco Zeffirelli
One of the most popular film adaptations of Shakespeare's classic, the recipient of international acclaim and four Academy Award nominations. Starring Olivia Hussey, Leonard Whiting and Michael York, this modern version brings new vitality and fresh insight to the world's most durable love story. English dialogue. USA/Italy, 1968, 138 mins.
DVD | $37.95  


Italian Directors - Franco Zeffirelli


Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Franco Zeffirelli
Lavish costume epic depicts the story of St. Francis of Assisi, a man so gentle wild animals would eat from his hand, as he rejects the pomp of the Catholic Church. With some interesting characters working on this production, including Alec Guinness as the Pope, Lina Wertmuller in screenwriting capacity and 60's pop star Donovan supplying the music. English dialogue. Italy/USA, 1973, 121 mins.
DVD | $37.95  

Callas Forever
Franco Zeffirelli
Veteran opera and film director Franco Zeffirelli pays tribute to his friend, the late opera diva Maria Callas, in this fictionalized account of the final month of her life. Set in 1977, the film follows the reclusive singer as she is drawn out of hiding by an impresario (Jeremy Irons) to star in his ill-fated revival of Carmen. The DVD is letterboxed and includes behind-the-scenes featurette, interviews with Franco Zeffirelli, producer Giovannella Zannoni, Fanny Ardant, Jeremy Irons, and Joan Plowright, trailer, and optional English and Spanish subtitles. In Italian with English subtitles. Italy 2001 104 mins.
DVD | $44.95  

Hamlet
Franco Zeffirelli
Mel Gibson stars as the melancholy Dane in this film adaptation of the Shakespeare classic, directed by Franco Zeffirelli. The distinguished supporting cast includes Glenn Close, Alan Bates, Paul Scofield, Helena Bonham Carter and Ian Holm. USA, 1990, 135 mins.
DVD | $37.95  

Jane Eyre
Franco Zeffirelli
William Hurt heads an award-winning cast in this critically acclaimed production of Charlotte Bronte's classic story of a young woman who triumphs over fate and long hidden secrets to experience passion and romance. Also stars Charlotte Gainsbourg, Joan Plowright, Anna Paquin, Fiona Shaw, Geraldine Chaplin, and Billie Whitelaw. USA/Great Britain/Italy/France, 1996, 116 mins.
DVD | $37.95  

Jesus of Nazareth
Franco Zeffirelli
Italian director Franco Zeffirelli's impassioned interpretation of the life of Christ. British novelist Anthony Burgess (A Clockwork Orange) wrote the screenplay. With Anne Bancroft, Ernest Borgnine, Valentina Cortese, James Mason, Robert Powell and Olivia Hussey. USA, 1977, 279 mins.
DVD | $44.95  

Romeo and Juliet
Franco Zeffirelli
One of the most popular film adaptations of Shakespeare's classic, the recipient of international acclaim and four Academy Award nominations. Starring Olivia Hussey, Leonard Whiting and Michael York, this modern version brings new vitality and fresh insight to the world's most durable love story. English dialogue. USA/Italy, 1968, 138 mins.
DVD | $37.95  

The Taming of the Shrew
Franco Zeffirelli
An exquisite mounting of Shakespeare's comic look at male-female relationships stars Richard Burton as Petruchio, the wily gentleman from Verona who travels to Padua to wed Elizabeth Taylor as the fiery Katharina. USA/Italy, 1967, 127 mins.
DVD | $44.95  

Tea with Mussolini
Franco Zeffirelli
Franco Zeffirelli's semi-autobiographical film stars Cher, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith and Lily Tomlin in a tale of a child raised by a group of eccentric British and American women in 1930s Florence. The coming of war threatens their blissfully civilized lifestyle, but also draws this unusual family closer together. "...it's warm, spontaneous and heartfelt. Zeffirelli cared about his memories, and he's done justice to them" (Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle. Italy/USA, 1999, 117 mins.
DVD | $37.95