I Fidanzati

1964

I Fidanzati

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100%

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Total Count: 5

89%

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Movie Info

Absence does indeed make the heart grow fonder as is seen in this romantic drama. The story begins when the young protagonist takes an 18 month long welding job in Sicily. Feeling that he and his fiancee, who have been together so long that their relationship has become stale and predictable, need a break, he looks forward to the trip. He is not long in Sicily before he begins pining for his true love. He tells her his feelings in a postcard and the relationship again begins to flourish.

Cast

Carlo Cabrini
as Giovanni
Anna Canzi
as Liliana

Critic Reviews for I Fidanzati

All Critics (5) | Fresh (5)

Audience Reviews for I Fidanzati

  • Apr 01, 2016
    "The Fiances" is an innovative and captivating blend of neo-realism and stream of consciousness storytelling that begins with an exquisite long take at a dance hall. It is there that Giovanni(Carlo Cabrini) and Liliana(Anna Canzi) tearfully part company, as he takes a promotion in Sicily. Overall, the movie is concerned with the then present day state of Italy that is split between its past and future modernization, with the central relationship being affected by that, like probably so many others. While many of Giovanni's co-workers may see Sicily as primitive, neither he nor the movie view it as such. To be honest, it is not totally inaccurate to view it as another planet entirely, either. And it is a nice touch that Giovanni arrives at night, so he gets a first look at his new surroundings in the fresh light of morning. My only problem with "The Fiances" is that once it gets into a serious groove, it just suddenly grinds to a halt.
    Walter M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 01, 2016
    such a beautiful film that i don't know where to begin. maybe with the music, the use of which is extraordinary throughout. a simple tale told touchingly well and without overt sentimentality. olmi is a miraculous director
    Stella D Super Reviewer
  • Apr 01, 2016
    Exceptional romance put on screen. The director builds little fragments as short as our perception of those great and amazing moments that brighten our life, yet seemingly quick as time flies away with no remorse. A miraculous cinematography and an absorbing environment brings to life one of the few brilliant movies of long-distance relationships and how it all comes down to perspective and reaction. The little details are still in the director's mind, and his ideas would culminate with his masterpiece 15 years later. 99/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer

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