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Titles from Italy
AGATA AND THE STORM
Official Selection - Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival
ALL YOU EVER WISHED FOR
"Smitten! is an hour and a half of goofy fun in the rustic Italian countryside... full of love, humor, and sincerity...."
- Harold Jaffe, Picture This Post
"It was a delight through and through. It was funny, exciting, romantic and deliciously light and airy. [O]ne of the best times I?ve had in a theater, period."
- Amanda Ostuni, The Celebrity Cafe
Official Selection - Seattle Int'l Film Festival
"Silvio Soldini again crafts a handsome, well-considered relationship drama."
- Jay Weissberg, Variety
"Smoldering red hot chemistry! A marvelous little gem!"
- Alan Bacchus, Daily Film Dose
"It's a vicarious joy to watch the lovers suffer for their passionâ?¦ Just as the lovers' meetings have a pleasant, naturalistic quality, the impending fallout feels like something softer than total disaster, in a modern way."
- Justin Stewart, The L Magazine
Official Selection - New York Film Festival
"The big payoffs arrive in a couple of small, understated moments of grace...thanks to Alice Rohrwacher's restrained buildup and direction, they certainly feel well earned."
- Boyd Van Hoeij, Variety
"A quietly impressive feature debut."
- Lee Marshall, Screen Daily
"Captivating! The images of two people, both in search of something heavenly, in this ghostly setting, is powerful, unforgettable stuff."
- Drew Taylor, indieWIRE
DAYS AND CLOUDS
Winner - Best Supporting Actress - David Di Donatello Awards (Italian Oscars®)
- New York Magazine
- Bob Mondello, NPR
"[A] superb, moving and thought-provoking filmâ€¦[A] gripping storyâ€¦finely observed, marvelously sensitiveâ€¦ emotionally true and absorbingâ€¦ It's the kind of film Hollywood should be makingâ€¦ sublimely castâ€¦ the essence of cinema so lacking in so many films todayâ€¦ warm, deeply rewarding."
- David Noh, Film Journal
"For all its emotional extravagance and sheer Baroque lushness, "Farinelli" is actually a triumph of taut control and superb structuring. "
- Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Farinelli is great fun and sufficiently thoughtful and complex to give food for continuing thought."
- Arthur Lazere, Culture Vulture
"[Rourke] has the intensity of a religious mystic..."
- Vincent Canby, The New York Times
Official Selection - Busan Int'l Film Festival
"...A modern tale on contemporary Italy where a love story intertwined with family affairs collides with the materialism of our times."
- Camilla de Marco, Cineuropa
GINGER AND CINNAMON
Official Selection - European Union Film Festival
"Ginger and Cinnamon is an unpretentious romp about a 14-year-old determined to lose her virginity on a Greek island."
- Deborah Young, Variety
"A chic thriller! A top-flight cast gives the character-driven drama depth and conviction."
- Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter
"Perfectly cast! This slick, stylish fusion of class critique and murder mystery confirms Paolo Virzi as one of Italy's more dynamic directors."
- Jay Weissberg, Variety
"It's a strange film - constantly hovering on the knife edge between comedy and tragedy - but a riveting one."
- Bilge Ebiri, Vulture.com