Friday, April 21, 2006

The Best of Youth (La Meglio gioventù)



This week we watched an awesome DVD, The Best of Youth (La Meglio Gioventu), a two-part, six hour film from Italy. I cannot recommend it highly enough. This is a story of a large, extended Italian family. The action stretches from the early 1960's through the present, following several generations of the family. The film focuses particularly on two brothers, Matteo and Nicola. It's in Italian, with subtitles, but one quickly forgets about that because it is so totally engrossing, and the acting is superb. Everything about this film is smart, passionate, in-depth. If you check the link to the film (above) you can see a number of one-liner reviews that amply sum it up. If you want to watch something great, run to your nearest video outlet and demand this film!

4 comments:

Dotty Stripes said...

You ain't kidding! Nice job....this would make a great present for anybody...

Endment said...

sounds wonderful... Have to use mail order - we are so far out in the sticks that there is no video outlet near... :) but I will send the postman running...

TDharma said...

merci, i just ordered from Netflix.

adagio said...

i'm always keen to hear GOOD film recommendations. so thankyou sigrid.