Giorni e Nuvole (Days and Clouds) Reviews
The movie was presented very well. I really could feel what each character was going through. Their life was torn down in a instant.
I'll contradict a "critic" in saying that sometimes having each other isn't enough and I think this movie displayed that brilliantly.
The sun doesn't always come out tomorrow for some.
Then, after the the graduation celebration, she wakes to find out that her husband has been unemployed for the last two months. From then on, it all goes down hill. He gets some a job offer, but it too proud to take it, since it's for about 1/2 what he was making before. They start selling off stuff. They move to a cheaper place. She takes a job at a call center, and then a second job. Eventually it takes a toll on their marriage.
The ending offers a little hope that they might be OK, but given everything that lead up to it, it seems dubious. Sadly, it seems like this story could very easily be translated into English, given the current state of the economy. I doubt it will, since no one would see a movie as blatantly depressing as this one. That being said, I watched it, so I guess someone would.
Elsa, the wife, also has to face the idea of giving up her passion of uncovering and restoring a potentially valuable fresco in an old building in order to take on paying jobs to make ends meet. Michele, the husband, struggles with finding a job and starts down a path of complacency, hopelessness, and anger.
The film shows what can be lost during times of financial crisis and what needs to be preserved.
DVD is available with the title "Days and Clouds" (Italian language with English subtitles).