In Genoa, Agata runs her bookstore and, without meaning to, causes light bulbs and appliances to burn out. At the same time that a younger man declares his attraction to her, her brother ... See full summary »
A study of the friendship between two contemporary Italian women. One is a pharmacist from the affluent North East, while the other is an impoverished shop assistant living in the South ... See full summary »
Every Thursday a group of ladies would gather to play cards and discuss their loves, lives and children while their daughters played in the next room. Thirty years later, the daughters meet... See full summary »
AIDS doctor Antonia's husband is killed by a car. She gets depressed until she learns he had been cheating on her with a man. Following her newly born curiosity for life, she goes to see ... See full summary »
Forty-something Irene had a dream job that made her life easy: she was indeed a luxury hotel inspector and her work got carried out in a wonderful ever-renewed setting, from Paris to Gstaad... See full summary »
Antonio is a lonely man who works as a driver of luxury cars. Outside of his work, he spends his time reading science fiction novels, and, especially by night, driving through the streets ... See full summary »
Luigi Lo Cascio,
Winter 1943. Martina is small child, who stopped talking since the death of her infant brother some years before. She lives in a rural area of central Italy. Her mother is pregnant again ... See full summary »
Manager Michele lost his job but didn't tell his self-absorbed wife Eve, who finished her art history story and resumes work in restoration. Michele ponders whether to accept quickly a less lucrative job or hope for a better one. meanwhile he puts their house on sale, regardless of her ingrate wining. Written by
A great follow up to Bread and Tulips, this story focuses on the other end of the spectrum of a relationship. As the movie progresses and the situation of the characters worsens, you begin to see subtle changes in the manner the couple interacts with each other, kudos to the fine actors for portraying such intimate and fragile emotions so realistically.
Does love conquer all? Silvio Soldini (who was present after the world premiere of this in Toronto to comment on this question) isn't sure if it does, but he's hopeful. Decide for yourself and watch this film as he takes you on a journey of the highs and lows of a middle-aged relationship.
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