Director: GIOVANNI VERONESI
In this follow up to last year’s fest, hugely successful Manual of Love, this sequel to the rolling-on-the-floor farce has again four interconnected stories romping through tragedy, ill-fated love affairs, passions and ephemeral relationships.
In detailing the anxieties and neuroses of middle-aged Italian males, director Giovanni Veronesi teams up with Italy’s king of comedy, Carlo Verdone, to follow the journey of Franco and Manuela, a young infertile couple who fly to Barcelona for specialized treatment; get involved in Filippo and Fosco’s gay wedding preparations; judge for yourself whether Ernesto, a waiter at a high profile restaurant, should be having an illicit affair with the young Catalan kitchen hand, played by fiery newcomer Elsa Pataky; and meet Nicolas, a paralyzed car crash survivor who falls in love with his beautiful physiotherapist Lucia, played by the gorgeous Monica Bellucci. For director Veronesi, this film marks only the second part of am ambitious series of episodes to be made into five films dealing with all aspects of love.
(In Italian w/Eng. subtitles)
ITALY • 2006 • 120 MINUTES • DIRECTOR: GIOVANNI VERONESI