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55 Ratings

A Brief Vacation

Una breve vacanza

Directed by Vittorio De Sica
Spain, Italy, 1973


The film concerns a female factory worker from Calabria who falls ill on the job and is prescribed a stay at a mountain retreat. She goes despite her husband’s wishes, leaving behind her thankless work shift and her frustrating in-laws, but also her three children.

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A Brief Vacation Directed by Vittorio De Sica

Awards & Festivals

National Board of Review

1975 | Winner: Top Foreign Films

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1975 | 2nd place: Best Actress

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

1976 | Winner: Best Actress

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1974 | Winner: Best Supporting Actress

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