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Ermanno Olmi's masterful second feature is the tender story of a young Milanese couple whose strained relationship is tested when the man accepts a new job in Sicily. With the separation come loneliness, nostalgia, and, perhaps, some new perspectives to rejuvenate their love. Olmi's deep humanism charges this moving depiction of ordinary men and women, and the pitfalls of the human heart.
This isn't quite up with Il Posto, but Olmi's depiction of the decency of everyday people reminds us that we can still be like that, even in hard times.Published on January 18, 2013 by slc789
Olmi's follow-up to the much better and more rewarding 'Il Posto', is an exercise in the old adage "absence makes the heart grow fonder" gone awry. Read morePublished on September 19, 2010 by 4-Legged Defender