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To Forget Venice (1979)
"Dimenticare Venezia" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  14 April 1979 (Italy)
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A gay brother visits his childhood home where his lesbian sister still lives. They reminisce about the better past and their parents.



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Credited cast:
Eleonora Giorgi ...
Nerina Montagnani ...
David Pontremoli ...
Owner of restaurant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Siria Betti ...
Rossino's wife
Peter Boom ...
Caterina's grandson
Anne Caudry
Alessandro Doria
Daniela Guzzi
Fred Personne ...
Hella Petri ...
Paolo Roversi


A gay brother visits his childhood home where his lesbian sister still lives. They reminisce about the better past and their parents.

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A film about loss and memory in the Italian countryside.
29 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A brother, Earland Josephson, returns to his family home to visit his sister in the Italian countryside. He brings with him his young male lover. In the house with the sister are two women, one of whom, Mariangela Melato, takes care of the farm. The two women are friends and lovers since childhood and one senses that Melato's relationship is shadowed by the relationship she had with her mother shown through wonderful flashbacks. The brother also has wonderful memories of his and his sister's childhood in that same house with their father who was a magician. Following a night out at a lovely restaurant in the woods, other memories of the past are aroused in the Brother. The next day they all plan to drive to Venice where his sister sang opera in her youth for a holiday. Fate intervenes.

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