La Notte di San Lorenzo (Night of the Shooting Stars) (The Night of San Lorenzo)
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La Notte di San Lorenzo (Night of the Shooting Stars) (The Night of San Lorenzo)
In Tuscan lore, the evening of August 10th is la notte di san lorenzo (the night of the shooting stars). Each of these stars is believed to grant one wish. In this celebrated film by Italy's Taviani brothers, a woman asks for the words to tell her son about that same night during the last days of World War II. The Nazis occupied Italy and the fascists had mined her small Tuscan village of San Martino. Skeptical of the fascists' promise that all peasants will be safe in San Martino's cathedral, a group of villagers opt to leave and search for the Italian partisans and advancing… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Lyricism, poetry, brutality, reality, fantasy; mixed and slowly stirred, make for a special mood"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"A parabolic Italian film about freedom, death, and grace set during World War II in the Tuscany region of Italy."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"One of the greatest films of the 1980s."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"...not enough to sustain our interest through a 105-minute movie, despite the obvious earnestness with which the brothers have imbued the story."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews