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Comencini, Cristina

Overview
Works: 81 works in 419 publications in 11 languages and 2,837 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Romance fiction  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Political fiction  Romantic comedy films  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Director, Author of screenplay, Actor, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, fmd, Performer, Author of introduction, Restager , Conceptor
Classifications: PQ4863.O423, 853.914
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Most widely held works about Cristina Comencini
 
Most widely held works by Cristina Comencini
When the night by Cristina Comencini( Book )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manfred, a surly mountaineer recently abandoned by his wife, rents the upstairs apartment in his home in the Dolomites to Marina, a woman from the city, and her difficult young son. Deeply suspicious by nature, especially of women, Manfred spies obsessively on Marina, in whose shortcomings as a mother he finds resonances of his own mother's desertion of him in childhood. When Marina's frustration over her son's refusal to eat or sleep leads her to harm the child, Manfred steps in, and the silent power struggle between them escalates. Yet Manfred's attraction to Marina is as powerful as his distrust. In this alternately shocking and moving novel, Cristina Comencini has created a complex, psychologically profound portrait of two damaged, vulnerable people and the painful bond that develops between them as they are drawn into each other's worlds
La bestia nel cuore by Cristina Comencini( Visual )

33 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature film from Italy. Drama. Portrays the breakdown of a woman's life following her recollection of a family history of incest and abuse
The missing pages : a novel by Cristina Comencini( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl in Italy is diagnosed with aphasia, theloss of power to use or understand words, but no doctorcan put his finger on the problem. She communicates bywriting and gradually her problems come out, includingan affair with a man she knows only by his first name
Il cappotto del turco by Cristina Comencini( Book )

32 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le destin de deux soeurs issues de la bourgeoisie romaine des années 1950, Isabella et Maria. Toutes deux ont connu l'engagement et les désillusions dans la politique, toutes deux ont aussi aimé le même homme, un Turc nommé Mehmet. Chacune est le reflet de l'autre, à la fois nécessaire et déformé
La bestia nel cuore by Cristina Comencini( Book )

29 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman psychologique (intime). Roman familial
L'illusione del bene by Cristina Comencini( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in Italian and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il protagonista è un uomo svuotato, malinconico, deluso. Ha creduto con passione all'ideale comunista e, dopo quasi dieci anni, non si è ancora del tutto rassegnato al crollo di un mondo e alla resa di quanti, come lui, avevano coltivato quella fede politica. Mario ha creduto con altrettanta passione nella famiglia, e ha cercato di crearsene una: non ci è riuscito, nonostante abbia cresciuto con dedizione e con pazienza prima i figli della moglie e poi quello nato dal suo matrimonio. E nemmeno le dinamiche del fallimento del rapporto coniugale gli sono poi molto chiare: l'amore che lo lega ai tre figli rimane dunque l'unica certezza della sua vita. Anche sul fronte professionale - è giornalista televisivo - sente fatiche e stanchezze: con la vittoria della destra è stato epurato e adesso vivacchia in radio, senza più desideri né ambizioni. L'incontro occasionale con Sonja, una giovane pianista russa che vive con l'altera nonna e la figlia di pochi anni, lo risucchia in una storia tragica e misteriosa che di donna in donna risale verso il tassello mancante, verso quel buio di domande senza risposta che è diventato il suo tormento
Passione di famiglia by Cristina Comencini( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francesca e Maria giovani principesse tornano da teatro accompagnate dalla signorina francese. Nel palazzo spogliato dai creditori il principe e la principessa madre giocano l'ultima partita a scopa. A Napoli tutti sanno che il principe si è giocato ogni proprietà a chemin de fer. Solo le sue due figlie non ne sapevano niente. La vita delle due sorelle cambia così improvvisamente il suo corso. Francesca, Maria e le femmine future della famiglia, si ammalano in quel momento della stessa passione per il gioco che le ha rovinate e per le disgrazie d'amore a cui si dedicano tutte, anima e corpo. Le due sorelle scartano e giocano le carte della loro vita, delle loro dieci figlie, delle cinquanta nipoti sentendosi fino all'ultimo macchiate da quella colpa originaria
Lucy by Cristina Comencini( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in Italian and French and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman psychologique (intime)
Matrioška by Cristina Comencini( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Italian and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To kvindelige kunstneres skæbner knyttes sammen i en roman om kunsten og kærligheden
Essere vivi by Cristina Comencini( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in Italian and French and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Qu'est-ce ça veut dire être en vie ? - Pour moi, c'est comme une chanson, vous la savez par cœur, elle vous semble stupide, toujours la même, tout le monde la connaît, mais quand il vous arrive de la chanter à nouveau, elle vous donne le frisson..." Caterina vit à Rome, a un travail qu'elle aime, un mari et deux enfants. Un destin inespéré pour la petite orpheline de Campanie. Quand les corps sans vie de sa mère adoptive et de son compagnon, Sebastiano, sont retrouvés dans une chambre d'hôtel à Athènes, Caterina décide de s'y rendre, seule. À son arrivée, elle est rejointe par le fils de Sebastiano. Ils ont le même âge, sont liés par la même douleur. Pourtant, tout en lui l'irrite, la dérange, et l'attire. Au cours de ces quelques jours intenses, ils vont revisiter leur enfance et faire ressurgir un passé au goût d'interdit et de liberté. Et se sentir, enfin, vivants. [4ème de couv.]
Il più bel giorno della mia vita by Cristina Comencini( Visual )

30 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troubled matriarch and widowed grandmother Irene lives alone in a decaying family villa, where she frets about her waywrad children and her roses in equal measure
Voi non la conoscete by Cristina Comencini( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bianco e nero( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Italian and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Racial integration is Elena's profession and passion, not only filling her working day as a cultural mediator assisting immigrants, but spilling over into her home life as well. All too often her daughter Giovanna and her husband Carlo, a computer technician, must attend evening charity events where they feel distinctly out of place. During one of these evenings, Carlo meets Nadine, a beautiful black woman with whom he establishes an intimate understanding at first glance. Nadine's husband Bertrand, a refined black intellectual and the evening's featured speaker, stirs everyone with his heartfelt words. Later Carlo convinces his wife, who is quite hesitant, to invite Nadine and her children to Giovanna's birthday party. In the midst of the fun and noise of the party, Carlo and Nadine barely say a word, but their feelings are unmistakable. A computer needing repair breaks down the last barriers, allowing their passion to flow free, while others, their family and friends, are flooded with feelings of astonishment, rejection and a certain morbid curiosity: what is it like for a black woman to love a white man? What happens to a passionate love when everything is working against it?"--Filmitalia
Due partite by Cristina Comencini( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in Italian and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vá dove ti porta il cuore by Susanna Tamaro( Visual )

21 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complicated travails of several generations of women of an Italian family provide the basis for this drama that is based on a novel by Susanna Tamaro. It begins with the peaceful death of Olga, the elderly family matriarch. Marta, her granddaughter returns from the U.S. to attend the funeral and once in Olga's villa in Trieste, begins reading her grandmother's diary
Quando la notte( Visual )

6 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A surly mountaineer recently abandoned by his wife rents the upstairs apartment in his home to Marina and her difficult young son. Marina's frustration with her son causes her to harm him and the mountaineer to step in to protect the boy
Da soli by Cristina Comencini( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in Italian and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Da soli di Cristina Comencini racconta di quattro esistenze che prima erano due e ora sono diventate solitudini. Siamo nella seconda metà della vita, quando si fanno i conti con la maturità e c'è la resa dei conti con quello che è stato e con quello che sarà forse o di sicuro
Quando la notte by Cristina Comencini( Recording )

7 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"È estate, Marina è in montagna con il figlio piccolo, sola di fronte alla propria incapacità di essere la brava madre che dovrebbe e vorrebbe essere. Il suo padrone di casa, Manfred, è un montanaro rude e silenzioso. Una notte succede qualcosa nell'appartamento di Marina. Manfred interviene, il bambino è ferito e lui lo porta in ospedale. Da quel momento, si mette sulle tracce di una verità inconfessabile che Marina ha nascosto a tutti. Ma anche lei riesce ad arrivare al segreto di Manfred."--
Matriochka : roman by Cristina Comencini( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chiara, jeune romancière, est choisie pour faire la biographie d'une célèbre sculpteur obèse du nom d'Antonia. Entre ces deux femmes se noue une relation qui dépasse le simple lien professionnel. De ce fait, le livre sort de la sphère privée pour devenir une oeuvre de fiction. Un roman qui traite de la création féminine et de la complexité des destins
Latin lover by Gianna Nannini( Visual )

7 editions published in 2015 in 3 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The five daughters of a famous actor, all from different mothers and different nationalities, get together on the 10th anniversary of his death for a celebration of his career. --IMDb
 
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Christina Comencini

Comencini, Cristina 1956-

Cristina Comencini

Cristina Comencini Italiaans filmregisseuse

Cristina Comencini italienische Filmregisseurin, Schriftstellerin und Drehbuchautorin

Cristina Comencini Novelist, film director, Oscar nominee

Cristina Comencini regista italiana

Кристина Коменчини

كريستينا كمنشيني

کریستینا کومنچینی فیلمنامه‌نویس، نویسنده، و کارگردان ایتالیایی

ক্রিশ্চিনা কমেনকিনি

คริสติน่า โคเมนซินี

크리스티나 코멘치니

クリスチナ・コメンチーニ

克莉絲提娜·康嫚希妮 義大利女電影導演

克里斯蒂娜·科门奇尼

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