January 19, 2001 at 05:00 AM EST

The Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso) taps the aging art-house audience’s nostalgia for nostalgia. In his latest, Malena (Monica Bellucci), a voluptuous beauty, takes hip-swishing strolls through her Sicily village, ogled by the local men and by Tornatore’s camera. Only Renato (Giuseppe Sulfaro), a wolf-eyed adolescent, learns her tragic secret: that she’s as virtuous as she is gorgeous. B-

Malena

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Malena

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