Tea With Mussolini

Tea With Mussolini
  • 1999
  • Italy/UK
  • 1h 57min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli
  • Cast: Cher, Joan Plowright, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Lily Tomlin
  • Language: English, Italian

Zeffirelli's film is partly autobiographical, partly fictitious, and concerns his own upbringing and education by a group of English ladies living in Florence at the time of Il Duce's rise to power. This particular brew by Zeffirelli and John Mortimer has a melange of flavours and is deftly poured in the most idyllic of settings, yet it seems oddly lacking in zest.

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