Inspired by Beppe Fenoglio's A Private Affair, a portrait of Italian Resistenza, the anti-fascist partisan militia.
Few filmmakers have better embodied Italian cinema over the past 50 years than the Taviani brothers. This latest film is an elegant tale of young love caught in the whirlwind of war, loosely adapted from a book by Beppe Fenoglio. Set near Turin in 1944, the movie follows student Milton and his friend Giorgio, who both love the same woman. Their friendship is put to the ultimate test against a backdrop of violent struggle after the two men are swept up in the anti-fascist movement. A sensitive, atmospheric film about the connection between the personal and the global, this is an essential capstone to the Taviani vital oeuvre.