It's the dawn of April 25, 1974, when Marco, a 25-year old Italian and his Portuguese friend Victor leave Paris on a yellow Citroen 2CV. The goal of their trip is Lisbon, which on that ... See full summary »
Nello Balocchi, a 35-year-old teacher of Greek and Latin, is invited to Bologna by his father, the owner of the Papal tailor's shop in Rome. His father hopes Nello will find a soul mate in ... See full summary »
Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to become a teacher and eventually seeks ... See full summary »
The film is heavily loaded with excellent actors, and includes some quite dramatic scenes; the director's habit of cutting off the action when we have seen enough to get the idea of a scene is a little irritating, but prevents the film from becoming too overpowering. Vanessa Incontrada, who is a well-known actress both in her native Spain and in her adopted home of Italy, manages to capture the confusion felt by her character very well: we feel for her as she is torn between her passionate love for her husband and bafflement at his apparent inability to express his love for her except in sexual frenzy. Giorgio Pasotti plays the husband and shows us his desire to live out his dream of passionate love, even as his pragmatic upbringing makes it impossible for him to do so. Although he betrays the awful dénouement within the first few minutes of the film, the ending nevertheless has the power to surprise us. Those who are hoping for a Woody Allen comedy should be warned, however, that they will not be filled with joy and optimism when the film comes to an end!
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?