Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Italian Film: 'Baaria'

Today I thought I'd share a really beautiful Italian film I recently watched: Baaria
It was nominated for a Golden Globe and is the story of the Silicilan town of Bagheria, also know as Baaria.
"Written and directed by Acadamy Award winner Giuseppe Tornatore. The story follows Peppino Torrenuova (Francesco Scianna) from his childhood as a high-spirited cowherd's son in the '30s, to his forbidden romance and marriage to the beautiful Mannina (Margareth Madè) through a turbulent time of Italian political upheaval.
BAARÌA is a humorous and often heartbreaking tale set against the backdrop of a vibrant Sicilian town in the first half of the twentieth century."

Take a look at the trailer:
The movie is  romantic, funny and even comical throughout many parts, beautifully made, and overall very interesting.  (Just a heads up - there are two short violent scenes in the film; one involving a cow and another of a man being shot.) Like many Italian sagas, it runs about 3 hours. Baaria's captivating story which spans 3 generations, its beautiful music, and romance alone make this film worth watching-especially if you are looking for something unique.

Have a lovely day everyone!


  1. Fab review, darling!

    Hope you are having a lovely day too!


  2. I have never heard of this film before; but it sounds interesting. Fabulous review, my love!! :)

  3. this movie just LOOKS gorgeous. i'm definitely going to find a copy or a stream online. i love italian movies! thanks for the review!!