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by Beppe Cino


It is the summer of 1951, in Sicily. The young professor Angelo Amato loves Maria Venera, the most beautiful and mysterious girl in town, but his love is not returned. Fifty years later, the old professor sees his life story retold in a film. Those who were once his loves and friends are long gone; time consumes, spoils and messes up all that is beautiful in Man. This film about Sicily at the start of the fifties, amongst bursts of passion, forced escapes and unreciprocated love, recalls the great and over-used themes and atmosphere found in films by Vitaliano Brancati and Pietro Germi. In true Sicilian style, I could reply that this is so, but it's not!

original title: Quell’estate felice
country: Italy
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Beppe Cino
film run: 113'
release date: 20/02/2009
screenplay: Beppe Cino
cast: Olivia Magnani, Djoko Rossich, Dario Costa, Giovanni Argante, Sergio Friscia, Sara Emmolo
cinematography by: Alessandro Ojetti, Antonello Emidi
film editing: Roberto Siciliano
art director: Nello Giorgetti
costumes designer: Eloisa Cino
music: Fabrizio Siciliano
producer: Mariano Arditi
production: M. Cinematografica
distributor: Emme Cinematografica
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