Night of the Shooting Stars

Winner
Jury Prize
Cannes Film Festival
So good it’s thrilling. Comedy, tragedy, vaudeville, melodrama -- they’re all here, and inseparable.

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The Night of the Shooting Stars

The Night of San Lorenzo, the night of the shooting stars, is the night when dreams come true in Italian folklore. In 1944, a group of Italians flee their town after hearing rumors that the Nazis plan to blow it up and that the Americans are about to liberate them.

“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)

Awards:

Winner National Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Film, Best Director
Winner David di Donatello Awards: Best Film, Best Director
R
Genre
Drama, War
Runtime
105
Language
Italian
Director
Vittorio Taviani
Paolo Taviani
Cast
Omero Antonutti, Massimo Bonetti
Awards:
Winner, Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival
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