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Published on Feb 4, 2015
Italianamerican by Martin Scorsese -1974
Dans ce documentaire, Martin Scorsese rend hommage à ses parents et de façon plus générale au quartier de Little Italy à New York où il a grandit. Le film, consacré aux immigrants et aux minorités raciales, a été tourné dans l'appartement de Catherine et de Charles Scorsese, les parents du réalisateur. Ils témoignent entre autre de leur condition d'immigrés italiens.
[ENG] Synopsis :
Italianamerican is a 1974 documentary directed by Martin Scorsese and featuring Scorsese’s parents, Catherine and Charles. The Scorseses talk about their experiences as Italian immigrants in New York among other things, while having dinner at their flat on Elizabeth Street. Scorsese’s mother also instructs how to cook her meatballs, a recipe later featured in the credits of the film. Among the subjects discussed in the film are family, religion, their origins, Italian ancestors, life in Italy after the war, the hardships of poor Sicilian immigrants in America striving to make ends meet.