The Night of the Shooting Stars
The Night of the Shooting Stars ★★★★ The Night of San Lorenzo; La Notte di San Lorenzo 1982 (R)
Set in an Italian village during the last days of WWII, this film highlights the schism in the village between those who support the fascists and those who sympathize with the Allies. This division comes to a head in the stunning final scene. A poignant, deeply moving film. 106m/C VHS, DVD . IT Omero Antonutti, Margarita Lozano, Claudio Bigagli, Massimo Bonetti, Norma Martel; D: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani; W: Tonino Guerra, Giuliani G. De Negri, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani; C: Franco Di Giacomo; M: Nicola Piovani. Cannes ‘82: Grand Jury Prize; Natl. Soc. Film Critics ‘83: Director (Taviani), Director (Taviani), Film.