June 20, 2020
One of the those lovely slice of life, growing up, nostalgic movies that transports you back to post-WWII Sicily. Like movies loved by the main character, you feel that he is surrounded by and watching life – but never fully participating. He is an audience in his own life. The child actor was painful, as most children are. Instead of melodrama, you drive between small moments of cruelty, connection, hope, and drifting away. It give you the feeling of something that really mattered, but it was a long time ago.