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To Forget Venice (1979)

Dimenticare Venezia (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 14 April 1979 (Italy)
A gay brother visits his childhood home where his lesbian sister still lives. They reminisce about the better past and their parents.

Director:

Franco Brusati

Writers:

Franco Brusati (story), Jaja Fiastri
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mariangela Melato ... Anna
Eleonora Giorgi ... Claudia
Erland Josephson ... Nicky
Nerina Montagnani Nerina Montagnani ... Caterina
David Pontremoli David Pontremoli ... Picchio
Armando Brancia ... Owner of restaurant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Siria Betti Siria Betti ... Rossino's wife
Peter Boom Peter Boom ... Caterina's grandson
Anne Caudry Anne Caudry
Alessandro Doria Alessandro Doria
Daniela Guzzi Daniela Guzzi
Fred Personne Fred Personne ... Rossino
Hella Petri Hella Petri ... Marta
Paolo Roversi Paolo Roversi
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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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Official Italian film for Academy Award competition as Best Foreign Film

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

14 April 1979 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

As xehasoume tin Venetia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Brilliant movie about the influence of a mother on her two gay children.
19 October 1998 | by fliekSee all my reviews

This movie is the best I've ever seen. It revolves around a brother and sister, both gay and involved, coming together at their mother's house. Many intricate flashbacks lead the viewer through the family's history up to the present importance of the gathering. Ironically, everything turned out exactly the opposite of what earlier years promised to bring. When the mother, an opera singer, dies, both son and daughter are faced with the reality of what they have become. This not only puts stress on them, but also challenges their relationships. The story is told with the most beautiful, almost understated visual themes, making the cinematography alone a feast.


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