"Night of the Shooting Stars"
Directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
This magical film by
the Taviani Brothers is set on the night of the Feast of St. Lawrence during the last days
of World War II. A woman recalls her beloved and a night years ago when, on another such
night, a group of peasants fled through the Tuscan countryside amid exploding shells
lighting up the sky instead of stars. The film is a beautiful tapestry of fact, myth and
wartime memory, romantic and intense. Italian with English subtitles. 107 minutes.