I so enjoyed watching this over the last couple evenings that I’ve got to recommend it. There’s nothing particularly interesting about the fim from a theorist’s angle, or a cinematographer’s angle, even a scriptwriter’s angle. This is not a film of twists, of action, or surprises. Yet the characters, performances, and events work extremely well together to cover 40 years of Italian history as seen through the eyes of people who in some cases chose opposing sides. And it takes a film of this magnitude, perhaps, to evoke the emotional range and depth that this film does.
It’s a mover; have your tissues handy. I think I might have resolved some parental issues of my own last night watching this one!