La Famiglia (The Family)
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A family history is recalled by the venerable patriarch Carlo (Vittorio Gassman) as he prepares to celebrate his 80th birthday. Young Carlo (Andrea Massimo) marries Beatrice (Stefania Sandrelli) in 1926 but later has an illicit affair with her bohemian artist sister Adriana (Fanny Ardant). Fascism, World War II, and the raising of children and grandchildren mark the passing of a lifetime. Old Carlo lives with his grandson where his recollections are interrupted by the gentle nagging of his beloved Beatrice. This feature received an Oscar nomination in 1987 for "Best Foreign Film." ~… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An excellent intergenerational family drama that traces 80 years of Italian history through the life of one man, without leaving the walls of his Roman apartment."
‑ Carlo Cavagna, AboutFilm.com
"Charts the vocabulary of love within one household over a period of 80 years."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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