Adelina Film & Art Books

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Inspired by the spirit of post-war Italian cinema, the New Hollywood era of the late 1960s/early 1970s, and the artistic potentials of cinema in general, Adelina Books is a home for titles that explore film and the arts in a stylish and informative fashion. We especially value books that balance text and visuals in ways that slow down time, allowing readers to explore ideas, deepen their understanding, and draw their own conclusions.

“Let everything that's been planned come true. Let them believe. And let them have a laugh at their passions. Because what they call passion actually is not some emotional energy, but just the friction between their souls and the outside world. And most important, let them believe in themselves. Let them be helpless like children, because weakness is a great thing, and strength is nothing. When a man is just born, he is weak and flexible. When he dies, he is hard and insensitive. When a tree is growing, it's tender and pliant. But when it's dry and hard, it dies. Hardness and strength are death's companions. Pliancy and weakness are expressions of the freshness of being. Because what has hardened will never win.” —Andrei Tarkovsky