The Night of the Shooting Stars

Directed by Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Starring Omero Antonutti, Margarita Lozano
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.

So good it's thrilling.
Pauline Kael
The New Yorker
A beautiful film.
January 1 1982
One of the greatest films of the 1980’s.
Film Threat
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.
TIME Magazine
Revealing unanticipated beauties everywhere, even amid the horrors of war ... the Tavianis' masterpiece.
The New York Times
Name Role
Paolo Taviani Director
Paolo Taviani Writer
Vittorio Taviani Writer
Vittorio Taviani Director
Omero Antonutti Cast Member
Margarita Lozano Cast Member
Giuliani G. De Negri Writer
Giuliani G. De Negri Producer
Tonino Guerra Writer
Country Italy
Original Language Italian
Run time 105 min
Year Completed 1982