Only shades of the film’s strong emotion and sadness ring true.
Malena sees Italian writer/director Giuseppe Tornatore return to the sentimental roots of his highly acclaimed movie, Cinema Paradiso. As with Tornatore’s last film, the disappointing The Legend of 1900, Malena seems highly episodic and uneven....
Malena, Monica Bellucci, is the object of desire for thirteen year old Renato, Guiseppe Suffaro. The year is 1940 and the war is starting to gear up under Mussolini and his blackshirts. Malena`s husband is away fighting, but as she walks through...