The Night of the Shooting Stars
The Night of the Shooting Stars
Directed by Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Written by Giuliani G. De Negri, Paolo Taviani, Tonino Guerra, Vittorio Taviani
Starring Margarita Lozano, Omero Antonutti
Run time 105 min
It is the Night of San Lorenzo, the night when dreams come true. While watching shooting stars, Cecilia tells her son about a similar night in 1944, when she was six years old and the residents of San Martino, her small Tuscan town, defied their Nazi occupiers.
“One of the greatest films of the 1980’s.”
“By the end of this majestic entertainment one feels like the children in it: that one has not been told this story but dreamed it.”
“Revealing unanticipated beauties everywhere, even amid the horrors of war ... the Tavianis' masterpiece.”
“So good it's thrilling.”
Pauline Kael
“A beautiful film.”
Roger Ebert
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