Days and Clouds: Italian Family Melodrama

Days and Clouds
(Giorni e Nuvole)

Silvio Soldini’s Italian family melodrama, “Days and Clouds” opens in New York at Lincoln Plaza and The Quad Cinema.

In this tale, a well-to-do, sophisticated couple, Elsa and Michele, have a 20 year-old daughter, Alice, and enough money for Elsa to leave her job and fulfill an old dream of studying art history.

After Alice graduates, however, the family’s lives change. Michele confesses he hasn’t worked in two months and was fired by the company he founded years ago. Elsa overcomes her initial shock by pouring extra energy into facing the crisis while Michele, exhausted by an unsuccessful job hunt, lets himself go, alternating between vivacity and apathy.

The growing distance between them eventually leads to a break-up. However, it’s only after partying that they realize the risk of losing their most precious possession, the love that binds them.

“Days and Coulds” was an official selection of the 2007 Toronto, London, and Roma Film Fests. The film has won the 2008 Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress at the David di Donatello Awards (Italian Oscars), and has been nominated for 15, including Best Producer and Best Director

In Italian with English subtitles
Running time: 115 Minutes.
MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated