Christ Stopped at Eboli 1979
An elegy of exile and an epic immersion in the world of rural Italy during the regime of Benito Mussolini, Francesco Rosi’s sublime adaptation of the memoirs of the painter, physician, and political activist Carlo Levi brings a monument of twentieth-century autobiography to the screen with quiet grace and solemn beauty.
Banished to a desolate southern town for his anti-Fascist views, Levi (Gian Maria Volontè) discovers an Italy he never knew existed, a place where ancient folkways and superstitions still hold sway, and that gradually transforms his understanding of both himself and his country.
Presented for the first time on home video in its original full-length, four-part version, Christ Stopped at Eboli ruminates profoundly on the political and philosophical rifts within Italian society — between North and South, tradition and modernity, Fascism and freedom — and the essential humanity that transcends all.

BD50, 2xDVD | 1080p AVC, NTSC | 03:41:49 | 44.8 Gb + 11.4 Gb
Language: Italian
Subtitles: English

Director: Francesco Rosi
Cast: Gian Maria Volonte, Paolo Bonacelli, Alain Cuny
Country: Italy, France
Genre: Drama


Michael F. Moore (1080p; 27:28) presents the film's subtitle translator in a very interesting discussion of the film and some of it surrounding context.

Reflections on a Political Cinema (1080p; 24:39) is a 1978 French television production which includes Rosi filming and talking about Christ Stopped at Eboli. In French with English subtitles.

Bad Earth (1080p; 26:45) is another piece culled from French television, this time from 1974 which which offers a fascinating discussion between Francesco Rosi and the real life Carlo Levi. In French with English subtitles.

Unico: Rosi Remembers Gian Maria Volonte (1080p; 13:09) offers some of the last interview Rosi gave before dying, where he reminisces about the star of Christ Stopped in Eboli. In Italian with English subtitles.

Trailer (1080p; 1:48)