Memories of war-time resistance work and the political culture of the million-strong PCI in liberated Milan, from one of the founding editors of Il Manifesto. Questions and doubts, in this portrait of an unsentimental education.
In Dostoevsky’s Idiot alone, the moral virtue that defies aesthetic representation found a credible hero. But to be realized in fiction, could it avoid being comprehensively defeated? Russian dilemmas and their after-shock in Kurosawa.