Long Live the Lady!

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

A slight but charming comedy set in a remote chateau, to which come six catering-school teenagers to wait at a banquet. Seen largely through the watchful eyes of shy, solemn Libenzio (Esposito), the absurdly militaristic preparations, the meal, and the post-prandial relaxation away from the silent stare of the stern, cadaverous hostess, become as magically tantalising and dreamily sinister as the transition from childhood to adulthood. The often unpredictable, faintly surreal satire is distinguished by Olmi's subtle eye for detail; while the exact significance of relationships and events is left intriguingly ambiguous, a wealth of emotion is conveyed not by the remarkably sparse dialogue but by faces, glances and gestures momentarily caught by the camera's serene and tender gaze.

Details

Release details

Duration:
106 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Ermanno Olmi
Screenwriter:
Ermanno Olmi
Cast:
Marco Esposito
Simona Brandalise
Stefania Busarello
Simone Dalla Rosa
Lorenzo Paolini
Tarcisio Tosi