WONDROUS BOCCACCIO

A film by Vittorio Taviani & Paolo Taviani

Cast : Ricardo Scamarcio, Michele Riondino, Kasia Smutniak, Lello Arena

2015 / comedy. drama / Italie / original title : MARAVIGLIOSO BOCCACCIO / 121’ / Color / status : completed / Italian / long feature-film / International catalog

Florence, Italy, 1348. As the plague ravages the city dwellers of Tuscany, a group of young men and women takes shelter in a remote villa in the hills surrounding Florence. Now living as a community, they decide to tell each other a story a day to take their minds off their precarious situation…

Paolo and Vittorio Taviani return after Cesar must die (2012, Golden Berlin Bear) to celebrate the power of youth, love and poetry in a colourful adaptation of The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio, a masterpiece of classical Italian literature.

Press

“Beautiful.”

The Hollywood Reporter

“The Taviani brothers are among the last titans of classic Italian cinema.”

The Guardian