Maria Linde is a Polish woman descendant of immigrant Jews who lives since her childhood in a peaceful village of the Italian Tuscan with her husband Antonio, where they usually receive the visit of their daughter Anna, their son-in-law Mina and their grandchildren Elena and Salvatore, making parties for family and friends. Maria, a free-spirited poetess with decades of carrier, learns about she as Nobel Prize-winner for literature by her work and poems. But this charming and perfect life ends suddenly when she realizes about a bloody terrorist attack happened in Rome. Maria is called to make a speech of appreciation by the Nobel Prize in the town hall in front of the Mayor and the rest of the town, but puzzled and disturbed about the attack she makes a speech rejecting unexpectedly the prize due the attack, making in addition a controversial comment about it. With everyone surprised and affected, all around Maria starts to crumble down: feeling attracted by young Muslim immigrant ...Written by
Three of us saw this film as part of the SF Jewish Film Festival and we all found it tedious with a thoroughly unsympathetic main character. Too many scenes of meaningful looks off into the distance and what was the significance of all those scenes where the character lit each others cigarettes?
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