I fidanzati (1963) [Criterion Collection, Spine #195]
DVDRip | MKV | AVC 708x460, ~ 1.6 Mbps | 1hr 17mn | 1.00 GB
Italian: Dolby AC3, 1 ch, 192 kbps
Genre: Drama, Black & White | Director: Ermanno Olmi
In the industrial North, Giovanni is a skilled factory worker offered a promotion if he'll go to Sicily for 18 months to assist in a new department. His impending absence strains his already nearly wordless relationship with Liliana, his fiancée. They meet regularly at a dance hall and sometimes go riding on his motorcycle. We watch him arrive in Sicily, walk the town, live in a hotel, find lodgings, work, and participate in local events. It's a solitary, melancholy life. In his mind's eye he thinks about Liliana. He hasn't been entirely faithful. There's pain and detachment in her eyes. Across this distance, can anything bring about a breakthrough? Do they have a future?