Ermanno Olmi’s masterful feature is the tender story of two Milanese fiancés whose strained relationship is tested when the man accepts a new job in Sicily. With the separation come loneliness, nostalgia, and, perhaps, some new perspectives that might rejuvenate their love. Olmi’s deep humanism charges this moving depiction of ordinary men and women, and the pitfalls of the human heart.
"Cinema rarely gets as honest, warm and profoundly touching as Ermanno Olmi's "I Fidanzati". The sensitive imagery subtly cascades upon your senses with divergent realism in the foreground to evoke a perfect expression of emotional longing. Without seemingly going into details at all Olmi introduces us to a young couple - their lifestyles - their attachment and their realization of desire through absence. With its minimal dialogue and slow (although even) pacing - this is definitely not a film for everyone, but in others it will strike all the right chords for sympathy, understanding and bonding. A true masterpiece that will linger long after you watch it. The day after viewing and my heart aches with joy and desperation for the characters as I view the screen captures below." - Gary W. Tooze - dvdbeaver.com
SRT Subtitles included: English, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.
XVID 624 x 336 23.976 @ 1100kbps
MP3 48000Hz 128kb/s tot , Joint Stereo