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The Night of San Lorenzo

  • Film

Time Out says

On the Night of San Lorenzo, the night of falling stars when wishes come true, a woman recalls for her loved one another such night long ago, when a group of peasants fled the Nazis through the Tuscan countryside and exploding shells shot through the sky instead of stars. The Taviani brothers have transformed this story from their own childhood into a collective epic handed down orally through the decades, but wildly embellished in the re-telling. It's at once more ambitious in its sweep and more Utopian than their previous Padre Padrone, more romantic in its desire to recapture a lost, breathless intensity of experience.
Written by SJo
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