Eric Wolfram's Writing, Notes of Love (La parola amore esiste)

Notes of Love (La parola amore esiste)

Directed by Mimmo Calopresti

U.S. Premiere Angela (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi), a neurotic thirtysomething from a wealthy family, lives with a mother with whom it is impossible to communicate. The charmingly daffy Angela believes in omens, superstitions and numerology. She thinks herself in love with a divorced cello teacher (Fabrizio Bentivoglio), a sweet, handsome, distracted man who is lost without a woman in his life. She showers him with anonymous love letters, which he erroneously thinks are written by one of his students. The path these two find to each other is the least direct one, but even then, who knows what fortune has in store?

Impressions of this Film by Jennie Rose
After the success of La Seconda Volta, [The Second Time], Calopresti trumped himself with La Parola Amore Esiste [Notes of Love]. Notions of an ideal lover catalyzed the framework for this film, which presents a quandary about sentimentality in the face of life's disappointments. Angela, a spoiled and lonely obsessive compulsive played by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, practically stalks Marco, a cello teacher played by Fabrizio Bentivoglio, after a random encounter leads her to project all her romantic notions onto him. Though the strong soundtrack effectively punctuates significant moments, a paucity of dialogue puts great stock in the actors' skill. Tedeschi's stiff-legged and discomfiting Angela, completely involves us in the drama, as her hard-to-love character unravels while she waits (in vain?) for the resolution of her romantic sentiments.
-Jennie Rose is a freelance writer who has covered the San Francisco International Film Festival and the Mill Valley Festival for Wired Magazine. Read more of Jennie Rose's Writing

Country: Italy
Year: 1998
Run Time: 84 minutes

This Film can be viewed at the New Italian Film Festival

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