The Department of French and Italian

Italian Film

Thu, September 27, 2007 | MEZ BO.306 100 (basement)

8:00 PM

After the success of La Seconda Volta, Calopresti trumped himself with La Parola Amore Esiste (1998). Notions of an ideal lover catalyzed the framework for this film, which presents a quandary about sentimentality in the face of life's disappointments. Angela, a spoiled and lonely obsessive compulsive played by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, practically stalks Marco, a cello teacher played by Fabrizio Bentivoglio, after a random encounter leads her to project all her romantic notions onto him. Though the strong soundtrack effectively punctuates significant moments, a paucity of dialogue puts great stock in the actors' skill. Tedeschi's stiff-legged and discomfiting Angela, completely involves us in the drama, as her hard-to-love character unravels while she waits (in vain?) for the resolution of her romantic sentiments. ~Jennie Rose

Sponsored by: Il Circolo Italiano

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