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Sunflower1970

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An Academy Award® nominee for Best Score (Henry Mancini), SUNFLOWER is a grandly emotional melodrama featuring a stunning performance by Sophia Loren. In another of the actress's great collaborations with director Vittorio De Sica (THE BICYCLE THIEF), Loren plays Giovanna, a steel-willed Italian woman on a desperate search to find her husband Antonio (Marcello Mastroianni), who has gone missing on the WWII battlefields of Russia. Making the grueling overland journey years after the end of the war, she tracks Antonio down and finds him a changed man. This heart-wrenching reunion will forever alter the course of their lives. Full of stunning images and powerful acting, SUNFLOWER is a devastating romantic epic you won't soon forget.

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like classical literature, this deals with existence- how love drives passion and how life is meant to be lived as in love, and how war drives love apart but love keeps them attuned to what is alive in their lives, to live, to exist.

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like classical literature, this deals with existence- how love drives passion and how life is meant to be lived as in love, and how war drives love apart but love keeps them attuned to what is alive in their lives, to live, to exist.

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Not to be melodramatic (and I'm a fairly thick-skinned viewer), but if this film doesn't bring tears to your eyes, tears that can only be wrenched from a bottomless source within, that is, of a painfully imagined life you've never managed to live to the hilt (or so you think), then something is wrong and irreparably broken within you. And this is what it means, you suddenly realize, to be fully human and that you fill and occupy a space in which memory and desire and yearning collide unbearably. With their usual chemistry, Loren and Mastroianni manage to do more than set the screen on fire, as they pass through the chapters of an imagined life that never comes to fruition; but also, and as usual, it's Loren who causes you to almost want to rip your heart out of your very own chest, as you suddenly feel racked with the kind of heartache that can only normally be experienced as the result of having lived a life that's full of many regrets, until you realize that the entire accumulated experience of your life, and all lives, and simply life itself, in its own right, is one massive regret powerful enough to slay you where you stand, before you dare take another step forward. And, for a few moments, you may not. And it was all because of love.

Beautiful movie

I love this film but cannot seem to get a copy of it

That was excellrnt

A WONDERFUL FILM. GREAT ACTING SOFIA .!!!!!