Tre fratelli (1981)

– How was it down there?
– Beautiful. And yet, almost tragic.

A dead mother. A lonely father. Three sons – judge, union activist and social worker – return briefly to their rural southern roots. 

Calm and well-meaning intellectualism, mixing private and political. Questioning the italian dilemmas and the choices of life. Characters reasoning and discussing instead of mourning. No one can go back, but maybe next generation can still hope.

– The only thing is faith, or we’re lost.

Partly subdued and bergmanesque, but also too didactic and staged at times. Maybe in my book.

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