Eric Wolfram's Writing, Francesca and Nunziata (Francesca e Nunziata)

Francesca and Nunziata (Francesca e Nunziata)

Directed by Lina Wertmuller

Closing Night A still-stunning Sophia Loren, a never-more-subtle Giancarlo Giannini and Lina Wertmuller are reunited for this plush 19th-century costume drama, based on the popular novel by Maria Orsini Natale. Francesca (Loren) was a commoner whose beauty so entranced Prince Giordano Montorsi (Giannini) that he took her hand in marriage. The couple kept a vow to the Virgin to adopt an orphan if their youngest son, Federico, survived an illness. Visiting a convent, they select the angelic, nine-year-old Nunziata. Now grown, Federico (Italian hearthrob Raoul Bova) and his adopted sister (the luscious Claudia Gerini) have the hots for each other. Appalled, the hardheaded businesswoman Francesca makes more profitable marriage plans for her daughter, but the equally savvy schemer Nunziata has her own ideas.

My Impressions of this Film
Please return after the festival to see my review

Country: Italy
Year: 2001
Run Time: 125 minutes

This Film can be viewed at the New Italian Film Festival

Complete list of other wolfram film reviews | Notice of Copyright