• 2009
  • Italy
  • 2h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Giuseppe Tornatore
  • Written by: Giuseppe Tornatore
  • Cast: Francesco Scianna, Margareth Madè
  • Language: Sicilian, Italian

Epic historical melodrama spanning five decades of 20th-century Sicilian history and three generations of the Torrenuova family. Their lives and loves are played out against a backdrop of sudden and extreme political and social change (which is not always fully explained), lavish production and an overpowering Ennio Morricone score.

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Guiseppe Tornatore's Baaria is a flawed spectacular

23 Jul 20103 stars

Epic historical melodrama from director of Cinema Paradiso

(15) 150min Whereas Fellini had his hometown of Rimini from which to draw inspiration in the likes of Amarcord and I Vitelloni, Sicilian film-maker Guiseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso) has his birthplace of Baaria, near Palermo. (Baaria incidentally is…

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