LYGON ST: SI PARLA ITALIANO

The stories behind the legends of Lygon Street
2013 · 350 mins · Documentary
After the disaster of WW2, a wave of Italian immigrants found their way to Melbourne - a strange place, suspicious of outsiders and completely devoid of a good cup of espresso. Congregating in a then run-down stretch of Carlton known as Lygon St, these irrepressible restaurateurs, enterpeneurs and sometimes mafiosi would come to define not only a street, but an entire city. Now in Lygon St, documentarians Shannon Swan and Angelo Pricolo tell the history of this famous cultural epicentre. Combining archival footage, one-on-one interviews and a roundtable of Lygon Street's most prominent figures, Swan and Pricolo bring to life...

After the disaster of WW2, a wave of Italian immigrants found their way to Melbourne - a strange place, suspicious of outsiders and completely devoid of a good cup of espresso. Congregating in a then run-down stretch of Carlton known as Lygon St, these irrepressible restaurateurs, enterpeneurs and sometimes mafiosi would come to define not only a street, but an entire city. Now in Lygon St, documentarians Shannon Swan and Angelo Pricolo tell the history of this famous cultural epicentre. Combining archival footage, one-on-one interviews and a roundtable of Lygon Street's most prominent figures, Swan and Pricolo bring to life the people, places, and of course, pastas that have made up one of Melbourne's most remarkable communities.

Narrated by Anthony La Paglia, the film traces with loving detail the history of Melbourne's most storied street of immigration, Lygon St.

Regular price $27.00

Info

Format
DVD
Catalogue
HIG024
Languages
English and Italian
Discs
3
Encoding
PAL
Aspect Ratio
16:9

Special Features

Second disc features extended interviews, documentary footage