The Family (1987 film)

The Family (Italian: La famiglia) is a 1987 Italian film, directed by Ettore Scola and starred by Vittorio Gassman, Fanny Ardant, Philippe Noiret and Stefania Sandrelli. It was entered into the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

La famiglia
The Family
Film poster
Directed byEttore Scola
Produced byFranco Committeri
Written byRuggero Maccari
Ettore Scola
Furio Scarpelli
Music byArmando Trovajoli
CinematographyRicardo Aronovich
Edited byFrancesco Malvestito
Release date
  • January 22, 1987 (1987-01-22)
Running time
137 minutes


It is the portrait of a bourgeois Italian family seen through the eyes of Carlo, an old retired professor who is the last patriarch of his family. The memoirs of Carlo characterizes the entire film, from the time of the Belle Époque until the eighties, through two world wars, the economic boom, love, friendship and all the events which constitute human life.

All without changing their place of action: the film unfolds all around the apartment bought by the grandfather of Carlo.

It shows the family and its dynastic succession and with his habits.



It won five David di Donatello, six Nastro d'Argento and it was an Academy Award nominee as Best Foreign Language film.[2]

See also


  1. "Festival de Cannes: La famiglia". Retrieved 2009-07-19.
  2. "The 60th Academy Awards (1988) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 16 August 2015.
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