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An evocative tapestry

For this edition of our loosely-serious cinema club, Giulia Nardi of Cose Journal enlisted the imaginative eye of Elena Fortunati, a studied cinephile, for her picks of some of the most compelling and emotional table settings in film from the Italian countryside of "Call Me By Your Name" to the intimate tabletop Eric Khoo's "Ramen shop."

"The table is a primary gathering place for connection and exchange, the heart of conversations, and the stage for intimate, comedic, and dramatic moments. Cinema, perhaps more than any other medium, possesses the demiurgic power to weave all these moments and sensations into a cohesive and evocative tapestry. We invited Elena Fortunati, a great film lover, to curate a selection of frames where the table stands as the central element, both visually and symbolically. Through this magical selection, Elena has woven together a list of films that have profoundly influenced the magazine's aesthetic and background, striking a perfect balance between beauty and meaning."

— Giulia Nardi

Elena's list of illustrious cinema will leave you hungry for the warmth of connection and fresh bread. Take note of each selection and take your time to consume every arrangement, wringing out the poignant sentiment frame by frame.

  • Luis Buñuel, "Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie" (1972)
  • Jean-Luc Godard, "Une femme est une femme" (1961)
  • Paul Thomas Anderson, "Boogie nights" (1997)
  • Eric Khoo "Ramen shop" (2018)
  • Sofia Coppola, "Lost in traslation" (2003)
  • Sofia Coppola, "Marie Antoinette" (2006)
  • Gene Saks "Barefoot in the park" (1967)
  • Martin Scorsese, "Age of innocence" (1993)
  • Nanni Moretti, “Bianca” (1984)
  • Michael Mann, "The Last of the Mohicans" (1992)
  • Jean-Luc Godard, "Vivre sa vie" (1962)
  • Wes Anderson, "Rushmore" (1998)
  • Shūji Terayama, "書を捨てよ町へ出よう - Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets" (1971)
  • Wong Kar-wai "花樣年華, 花样年华 - In the mood for love" (2000)
  • Mary Harron, American Psycho (2000)
  • Luca Guadagnino, "Call me by your name" (2017)
  • Agnès Varda, "Le Bonheur" (1965)
  • Roger Michell, "Notthing Hill" (1999)
  • Ron Howard, "A beautiful mind" (2001)
  • Fritz Lang, "M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder" (1931)
  • Ari Aster, "Midsommar" (2019)
“The inaugural issue of Cose Journal aspires to explore the table, seen as a space for communal sharing and a home to an array of wonderful iconic objects..."

Set the table. Discover our collection of ritualistic housewares from collectible vessels and stemware to twisting candelabras