Sunday in August was the first feature-length effort from Italian documentary filmmaker Luciano Emmeri. The film keeps within the accepted guidelines of Italian neorealism, albeit with a surfeit of warmth and humor.
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Vision kaléidoscopique d'une Italie post Seconde Guerre mondiale sous l'égide d'un néo-réalisme bon enfant, quelque peu apaisé et complice bienveillant de ses protagonistes, pour un premier long métrage d'un réalisateur qui s'était distingué auparavant par quelques splendides courts sur l'art et la peinture... www.cinefiches.com
Saw this yesterday. Rose-tinted, & not all that challenging, but a happy, fun flick. Weirdly, it doesn't feel very italian to me - the comedic timing felt more anglo-saxon than italian. Doesn't seem to be all that well regarded by italian critics. Whatever, I thought it was a blast, I just wish the "dialect" (yeah, I know, it wasn't real dialect, just cinecitta roman) had been translated less prudishly into english.