Notte di San Lorenzo

Notte di San Lorenzo

(The Night of the Shooting Stars)

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107 minutes

Italian with English subtitles.

Italian Lesson Plan

This film is about a small Tuscan village struggling to survive against Nazi persecution during the last chaotic moments of World War II. Six-year old Cecilia is fascinated by the world and everything in it. And when her family and neighbors flee their village to escape the clutches of the Nazis, it’s the most exciting moment of her life! But as the group journeys on foot in search of American liberators, the excitement turns to terror when the enemy closes in on them. Needing a miracle, little Cecilia prays for rescue on the Night of the Shooting Stars—an evening it is said when all wishes are granted. Can Cecilia’s wish be granted before dawn or will this be her eternal night? IMDB

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Director: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani

Cast: Omero Antonutti, Margarita Lozano, Claudio Bigagli

Audio: Italian with English subtitles.

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