Padre Padrone


Time Out says

A Sardinian shepherd manages to free himself from his family, educate himself, then return home to fight an overdue battle with the figure who oppressed him, his father. Padre Padrone is a terrific subject, a true story that illuminates a universal problem: how can one man make a positive stand against his own patriarchal society? The boy's acquisition of language is a key factor, and the film's triumph is that it actualises this in an extraordinarily emotive way: after a consciously theatrical introduction, it presents fragments of experience (landscape, sounds, routines) which cohere into a vision of nature and human society as the boy matures.


Release details

113 mins

Cast and crew

Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Omero Antonutti
Saverio Marconi
Marcella Michelangeli
Fabrizio Forte
Marino Cenna
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