Three friends embark on a road trip like in high school, but things have changed - Gregor is going to war mission, Ziva is going to study abroad, while Andrej is still the same. There are secrets left unsaid. Can their friendship survive?
Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.
Maroso Golfetto is a firm manager from Veneto who is always yelling at his employees, all either immigrants or Southern Italians. He regularly appears on the local TV channel where he keeps... See full summary »
Battiato seems terrific familiar with a medium you would think he's not familiar with such as Cinema. "Perduto Amore" is not a musical but music means a lot to this film. I'm not speaking of music as the traditional accompanying part of the soundtrack (which in this film is fulfilled in a very sober way)but of music as a subject matter and symbol of the sublime. In the same way play a very relevant role philosophy, magic and beauty (in several social forms such as aristocracy, music and art scene, not-yet-emancipated-women-of-low-classes, who already find a way to a responsible and conscious life in their daily things, and just simple events). The main character's perspective leads most of the time but sometimes the perspective shifts to the audience's. The screen shows the impossible geography of a dream (which is the whole film- and life as an off-voice says at the very beginning of the film). Language is almost as relevant as music and the function of the figure's voices is if not realistic surely thought provoking and clearly one of Battiato's greatest achievements. "Perduto amore" is a great pleasure for the eyes (light and impossible geography)and for the ears (music and language). I think, this film proves that art is more than the simply mastery of the medium.
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