2015, Italy-France, 120’, Color, Italian
Director: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Cast: Lello Arena, Paola Cortellesi, Carolina Crescentini
A fairy tale from “Caeser Must Die” and “Ressurection” filmmakers.
Cinema’s genius Taviani brothers bring us the amazing story of those saved from the 13th century darkness by love.
Set against the backdrop of a 14th century, black plague-stricken Florence, ten young men and women escape to a country estate where they spend their days telling stories of love, fate, and resurrection. From legendary Italian filmmaking brothers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, directors of the Palme d’Or winning Fiorile and Golden Bear awardwinning Caesar Must Die, Wondrous Boccaccio is a visual and poetic tribute to the stories that emerged from one of the darkest periods in Italian history, and the imaginations that quietly fueled them.