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David Birdsong, Chair 201 W 21ST STREET STOP B7600, HRH 2.114A, AUSTIN, TX 78712 • 512-471-5531

Italian Film

Thu, September 27, 2007 • 8:00 PM • MEZ BO.306 100 (basement)

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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