Venice in the Movies: “Summertime” and “Bread and Tulips”

Posted on: September 9th, 2014 by intern No Comments

 

 

Wednesday, Sep 10, 3 pm, Room 9A

Summertime by David Lean

 

summertime

 

The story focuses on Jane Hudson (Katharine Hepburn), a single, middle-aged elementary school secretary fromOhio. She is on her lifelong dream of a vacation in Venice and unexpectantly falls in love with Renato De Rossi (Rossano Bazzi), after meeting him in his antiques store.
UK 1955, 99 min

Pane e Tulipani (Bread and Tulips) by Silvio Soldini

 

pane e tulipani

 

An Italian housewife, Rosalba Barletta (Maglietta), finds herself stranded during a family vacation. Instead of waiting for her controlling businessman husband, she hitchhikes her way home, only to impulsively detour to Venice. She finds accommodations with a restaurant maitre, Fernando Girasole (Ganz), and soon finds herself enjoying her new life. Meanwhile, her husband has sent a bumbling plumber, Costantino, as a private detective to find her. After meeting and falling in love with Grazia, Rosalba’s neighbor across the hall, Costantino calls Rosalba’s husband and quits, claiming that he is unable to find her. However, her sister appears and convinces Rosalba to return to her home in Pescara. Fernando follows her and persuades her to return to Venice with him.
ITA 2000, 114 min

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