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Wild Flower

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Wild Flower

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
performer:
Claudio Bigagli, Galatea Ranzi, Michael Vartan
director:
Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
genre:
Drama, Foreign Language

We gave it an A-

The Taviani brothers, Paolo and Vittorio, are among the few directors who can manage magic realism, or a heightened naturalism on camera. Like their 1982 Night of the Shooting Stars, this story of several generations of a cursed Italian family, the Benedettis, unfolds as a memoir. Wild Flower (Fiorile) is a lovely film, with expansive emotional and physical vistas resonating through time like a pebble thrown in a pond. A-

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