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With its mix of wartime hardship, comedic interludes, and Italian magic realism, the film was named the Best Film by the prestigious National Society of Film Critics in 1982.
1982 | 2 wins including: Grand Prize of the Jury
2018 | Winner: Venice Classics Award for Best Restored Film
Post-70s Italian cinema seems to be littered with these gently elegant films that fail to really strike me both as unique films or with particularly powerful statements. This film was enjoyed but did not move me.
3.5. I should see this again.
"You can't hide love or coughing"
Mildly pleasing until the totally unnerving battle in the wheat field.
A very Italian film indeed. I think if I watch this multiple times I'll learn more on each viewing as it's an incredibly rich film.