A group of Roman misfits spend the fall minding a vintage shop called Twinkled, a business that is failing in every way but in spirit. The owner strives to keep the store afloat, even as ...
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A group of Roman misfits spend the fall minding a vintage shop called Twinkled, a business that is failing in every way but in spirit. The owner strives to keep the store afloat, even as his wife insists that he sell the place and get a real job. One day a beautiful young woman named Camilla takes a job cleaning the store, and her presence has a profound effect on the lives of everyone, including Stefano, the well-meaning but unorganized shopkeeper, and Gigio, Camilla's loving younger brother who has Down's syndrome.Written by
Don't miss Hayfever (Febbre Da Fieno). It was one of the most popular films at the wonderful Cleveland International Film Festival in March. The screenings were expanded from two showings to five and the lines were long. This is a "don't miss" film. Here are some of the comments from our Italian MeetUp group after the film:
Anyone who purchased tickets for Tuesday's screening of Laura Luchetti's Febbre Da Fieno, or Hayfever for those linguistically challenged is in for a real treat. Members of the Italian group saw it Sunday afternoon.
It is probably the best festival flick I've seen since Cherry Blossoms two years ago. Hayfever has got to be a contender for CIFF "Best Film" this year. I won't get into the plot or characters for those who get to see it Tuesday at the Shaker Square Cinema. And, I wouldn't be surprised to see it get a regular theatrical run as well.
The cinematography was beautiful. Italian filmmakers seem to have a real appreciation of all this visual elements that I appreciate: color; landscape/setting; creative scene transition; and composition. This flick combines the technical with the creative in a gripping story with fine acting. All the elements are there. Highly recommended!
Honestly, seeing Hayfever made the 2011 CIFF a success for me.
Totally agree with Bill, what a pleasant surprise. A super film that touched the heart.
I also loved Febbre Da Fieno very much. As matter of fact, I enjoyed every second of it, from beginning to end. It was a bittersweet romantic comedy with an expected heartfelt ending that sends you home with a reflecting mood. I too was captivated by the color, scenery, music, and the alternation moments of reality and surrealism, present and past.
I thought that the protagonists were all very unique, each with a rich and solid personality. I loved the timid, kindhearted, and gracious Camilla, the romantic, loving, charming, but distracting Matteo. I also liked secondary protagonists such as the clients' store, especially the one in search of the wig that suited his look, or the charming and astute little boy impersonating Batman. I especially adored the lovable and genuine soul of Gigio.
I wonder though, based on what we have observed, how does the title "Febbre da fieno" (Hayfever) fit into the plot of the movie? In which other ways would or could have the movie ended preserving the emotional essence that one feels at the end?
A presto Elia
I didn't get the last two messages posted until this morning, but I was able to go down by myself to Febbre Da Fieno last night at Shaker Square. I was even 5 minutes late because I drove all the way from Hiram and was still able to get in. They offer standby tickets for those who didn't reserve in advance. I am glad I made it... it is a little gem of a film.
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