Due Partite (2 games or matches) looks like a beautiful movie about eight Italian women– mothers and their daughters. I don’t think it has been released in the US yet but when it is released, I think it is a ‘must see.’ Here is the trailer and partite finale on Youtube. It was originally a play written by Cristina Comencini.
Excerpt from ~ Nathan Southern, All Movie Guide: “In Italy circa 1966, four female friends meet regularly over a game of canasta, to discuss their hopes, fears and concerns. Frustrations also emerge – many tied to the women’s histories of extinguishing personal dreams in exchange for the false promises advertised as nuptial bliss. Thus begins helmer Enzo Monteleone’s intimate ensembler Due Partite. The setting then shifts to Italy in 1996, when the women’s daughters begin meeting for canasta, reflect on their own lives, and ponder a tragedy that befell one of the mothers. The cast features Margherita Buy, Claudia Pandolfi, Isabella Ferrari and several other mainstays of the Italian screen.”
Watch for the movie to be released in the US with subtitles.
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