La Notte di San Lorenzo (Night of the Shooting Stars) (The Night of San Lorenzo) (1982)
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In Tuscan lore, the evening of August 10th is la notte di san lorenzo (the night of the shooting stars). Each of these stars is believed to grant one wish. In this celebrated film by Italy's Taviani brothers, a woman asks for the words to tell her son about that same night during the last days of World War II. The Nazis occupied Italy and the fascists had mined her small Tuscan village of San Martino. Skeptical of the fascists' promise that all peasants will be safe in San Martino's cathedral, a
Sep 16, 1982 Wide
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Enrica Maria Modugno
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Lyricism, poetry, brutality, reality, fantasy; mixed and slowly stirred, make for a special mood
...not enough to sustain our interest through a 105-minute movie, despite the obvious earnestness with which the brothers have imbued the story.
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