Bread & tulips

Bread & tulips

Pane e tulipani

DVD - 2001 | Italian | Widescreen version.
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When a harried housewife is accidentally left behind while on vacation with her family, she decides to take a holiday of her own in Venice. She becomes charmed by the city and her newfound freedom. She decides to extend her stay, finds a job in a flower shop, rents a room from a wistful waiter, and rediscovers her love for playing the accordian. But her solo journey does not sit well with her tyrannical husband, who hires an amateur detective to bring her back home.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment : Lions Gate Home Entertainment, c2001.
Edition: Widescreen version.
Branch Call Number: BREAD
Characteristics: 1 DVD (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Pane e tulipani
Bread and tulips


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Oct 24, 2017

In the same vein as "Shirley Valentine", Silvio Soldini’s fluffy piece of magical realism features bored and neglected Italian housewife Rosalba who decides to reinvent herself while on a bus tour with her family. Shot through with music and flowers, and just a touch of the absurd—Rosalba’s daydreams take on life of their own while the detective her husband hires to track her down gets more than he bargained for—this is a charming fairytale of a film rooted in real life yet milking its picturesque locations and photogenic cast for all the whimsy it can get. Very easy to like and just as easy to forget.

Aug 16, 2014

To be enjoyed by moms of teens everywhere. Fun fluff with a final scene worth waiting for.

Feb 24, 2014

This is a cute romance-comedy. When the married woman decides on a "chosen" life-style - it is a life that brings joy and comfort to all.

Jul 13, 2013

Such a light-hearted movie. I love how the main character found what she wanted to do with her life by just not going home. The script writer did an excellent job of telling each character's back story before all the characters eventually entered the others' lives to create a happy family. Very enjoyable.

May 30, 2010

A moving Italian tale of a woman who follows her heart

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