It is the winter of 1999. A vaporetto crosses the Venice lagoon. Camilla "Isabella Ragonese", a shy 18-year-old, just arrived from the country to study Russian literature, noticed a boy in the crowd. He also carries a suitcase with him, he has just arrived. The two begin to look at each other: she is shy, he more brash. Silvestro "Michele Riondino" is the same age as Camilla, but unlike her, he hides his inexperience behind a naive bravado. And when the vaporetto docks, he decides to follow the girl through the misty streets of an island in the lagoon - Thus begins a ten-year adventure that will take the two boys from the daily Venice of the students to the alienating frenzy of Moscow, with its theaters and huge busy streets. Camilla and Silvestro will live other love stories, they will write, they will be roommates in the same house on the lagoon, guests at a wedding in the Russian countryside and then still passers-by distracted in the crowded Rialto market. They will be enemies, ...Written by
a puzzle more than romance. a war more than a love story. romantic but, more important, smart. or, in few scenes, almost wise. because it is not only a love story but a story about the science to discover yourself in the other. like a picture from many crumbs. far to be original, it is an refreshing story about a young woman and a young man across a decade. small gestures, scenes of angry and regrets, delicate meetings and a lot of frustration, the Italian spirit and an universal story. the precise measure, the sense of ages, the art to give to each character traits of a sketch, the landscapes and the levels of life and the need of the other, the house and the teenager spirit who remains axis of a touching film who transforms in inspired manner the rules of the romance.
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