MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 40,094 this week

Ten Winters (2009)
"Dieci inverni" (original title)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 666 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 20 critic

Born of a chance meeting in Venice, Silvestro and Camilla's rocky romance unfolds over 10 winters as new lovers come and go but they are eternally thrust back into one another's arms.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 352 titles
created 15 Mar 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 30 Apr 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 11 May 2012
 
a list of 1181 titles
created 20 Sep 2012
 
a list of 519 titles
created 08 Apr 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Ten Winters" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Ten Winters (2009)

Ten Winters (2009) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Ten Winters.
7 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The life of four best friends in Paris: Antoine (a gym school teacher), Jeff (director of a monthly journal), Alex (Jeff's associate in the monthly journal and a Don Juan) and Manu (owner ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Esposito
Stars: Bernard Campan, Gérard Darmon, Jean-Pierre Darroussin
Leopardi (2014)
Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Based upon the short but fruitful life of illness-racked Italian poet and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi.

Director: Mario Martone
Stars: Elio Germano, Michele Riondino, Massimo Popolizio
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two brothers come of age in a small Italian town in the '60s and '70s.

Director: Daniele Luchetti
Stars: Elio Germano, Riccardo Scamarcio, Angela Finocchiaro
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A promising law student from a good family is driven by a cool cardsharper into a downward spiral of criminality, thus discovering an evil part of himself he has never known.

Director: Daniele Vicari
Stars: Elio Germano, Michele Riondino, Chiara Caselli
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two men strike up a close friendship after suffering a heart attack.

Director: Francesca Archibugi
Stars: Antonio Albanese, Kim Rossi Stuart, Micaela Ramazzotti
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A dark drama centered on a 14-year-old boy and his neo-Nazi dad, who are both outcasts in their suburban town.

Director: Gabriele Salvatores
Stars: Filippo Timi, Elio Germano, Alvaro Caleca
Easy! (2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The life of a melancholy professor is turned upside down when he discovers that a rebellious teenager he is tutoring is actually his son.

Director: Francesco Bruni
Stars: Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Barbora Bobulova, Stefano Brunori
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A well-off and sophisticated couple struggles to stay together after the husband loses his job.

Director: Silvio Soldini
Stars: Margherita Buy, Antonio Albanese, Giuseppe Battiston
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When her father, Giancarlo is transferred to Rome from the small country town of Montalto Di Castro, Caterina, a 12 years old girl, will discover her new classmates, a totally new world, an... See full summary »

Director: Paolo Virzì
Stars: Alice Teghil, Sergio Castellitto, Margherita Buy
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Padre Puglisi a priest from a mafia-controlled district of Paleremo, helps kids to get off the streets and in his church creates an embracing place of hope and righteousness, which means ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Faenza
Stars: Luca Zingaretti, Alessia Goria, Corrado Fortuna
The Big Dream (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Italian Revolution, 1968. Police officer, Nicolas, wants to become an actor. He goes out in plain clothes and meets Laura who is among students against the government, Vietnam War and who ... See full summary »

Director: Michele Placido
Stars: Riccardo Scamarcio, Jasmine Trinca, Luca Argentero
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Nena, a girl from the south of Italy, has to travel far from home to get her first job as a teacher. She is sad, not because she has to leave her mother and sister, with whom everything is ... See full summary »

Director: Giorgia Cecere
Stars: Isabella Ragonese, Francesco Chiarello, Alberto Boll
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Camilla
...
Silvestro
Glen Blackhall ...
Simone
Sergey Zhigunov ...
Fjodor
Sergey Nikonenko ...
Prof. Korsakov
Lyubov Zaytseva ...
Liuba (as Liuba Zaizeva)
Alice Torriani ...
Clara
...
Maria Antonietta
Francesco Brandi ...
Niccolò
Luca Avagliano ...
Ermanno
Francesca Cuttica ...
Elena
Roberto Nobile ...
Camilla's Father
Luis Molteni ...
Doctor
Vinicio Capossela ...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Victor (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Born of a chance meeting in Venice, Silvestro and Camilla's rocky romance unfolds over 10 winters as new lovers come and go but they are eternally thrust back into one another's arms.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

| |

Release Date:

25 November 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Desyat zim  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Beautiful, complex, challenging, rewarding
31 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When the DVD of this movie arrived by mail from Italy yesterday, I vaguely remembered ordering it several weeks ago, but I couldn't remember WHY I'd ordered it. I still don't remember why.

I'm gay, and heterosexual romance ordinarily doesn't interest me at all (to be honest, it repels me at least as much as homosexual romance repels many straight people) unless there's something besides romance going on. Since Dieci inverni (Ten Winters) definitely is a romance (of sorts), and since it definitely is heterosexual, I was and still am puzzled about why I wanted to see it enough to order it from Italy.

I'd never heard of its director or any of the actors, and the only explanation I can come up with is that maybe I saw a picture of Michele Riondino somewhere, wanted to see more, discovered this movie and ordered it. (I don't actually remember that happening, but I can't think of any other explanation, and Riondino certainly is worth investigating.) Whatever my reason was for ordering it, I'm very glad I did, because it's a lovely, fascinating and very rewarding movie.

I can understand why someone expecting a typical romantic movie would be disappointed in this one, because there is a lot more trouble than romance between the two lead characters. Their relationship develops slowly and fitfully over the ten winters covered in the movie, and they don't see each other during the other seasons.

One extraordinary accomplishment that may go unnoticed is the excellent way the characters age over the ten years covered in the movie. Each year they look a year older, and at the end they look ten years older than they did in the beginning - but how the aging was accomplished was so subtle that I can't explain how they did it.

It must have been some subtle combination of makeup, hair styles, clothes and gradually maturing behavior from the actors. But however they did it, it's as nearly perfect as it can be. I never thought either "But they look just like they did last year" or "Look at that stupid makeup, trying to make them look older when they're not." How they did it was totally transparent, as it should be but almost never is, even in big-budget Hollywood movies.

Several times during the movie, things got so bad between Silvestro and Camilla that I thought they'd blown it for good, and that however many of the ten winters were left would find them far apart. But somehow they kept crossing each other's paths, and every time there'd be some new and unanticipated development in their relationship.

It's a formula that's been used before, as in Same Time Next Year, but what makes this one different and fascinating is the variety of attractions and dysfunctions that manage to keep them bouncing in and out of each other's lives with such erratic regularity, but that - amazingly - never veer off into melodrama or cliché.

What drives them together and back apart is different each year, and yet the variety never seems either forced or phony, never feels like the director is scraping the bottom of the barrel to find something new. Each year's drama feels fresh and real and believable.

Although I still don't know why I bought this movie, I enjoyed it so much that I'm going to watch it again now.


13 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Ten Winters (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?