|The Red Violin 1998 N/R, 131 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Musical / Romance
Director: Francois Girard
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Don McKellar, Carlo Cecchi, Irene Grazioli, Jean-Luc Bideau, Jason Flemyng, Greta Scacchi, Sylvia Chang, Colm Feore, Monique Mercure, Anita Laurenzi, Tommaso Puntelli, Aldo Brugnini, Sandra Oh
This film traces the story of a fictional, 300-year-old violin from its 17th-century Italian creation as it is transported throughout Europe and Asia through a number of owners, and, finally, to Canada where it is spotted by Charles Morritz (Samuel L. Jackson).
|Stealing Beauty 1996 R, 102 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Cast: Liv Tyler, Carlo Cecchi, Sinead Cusack, Jeremy Irons, Jean Marais, Donal McCann, D.W. Moffett, Stefania Sandrelli, Jason Flemyng, Joseph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Anna-Maria Gherardi, Ignazio Oliva, Francesco Siciliano, Mary Jo Sorgani
Lucy Harmon (Liv Tyler) is a beautiful, sexy young woman who, after her mother commits suicide, searches in Tuscany for the identity of her father. She visits artist Ian's (Donal McCann) villa and meets an eclectic group of characters who wander in and out of the villa.
|Steam: The Turkish Bath 1997 N/R, 100 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Drama / Romance
Director: Ferzan Ozpetek
Cast: Alessandro Gassman, Francesca D'Aloja, Carlo Cecchi, Halil Ergun, Serif Sezer, Mehmet Gunsur, Basak Koklukaya, Alberto Molinari, Zozo Toledo, Ludovica Modugno
When an Italian interior decorator, Francesco (Alessandro Gassman), travels to Istanbul to accept his aunt's bequeathed gift–a dilapidated haman (Turkish bath)–he opts to leave his wife in Rome and remain in Turkey, entranced by the atmosphere and people he encounters.
|1. The Red Violin (1998)|
2. Stealing Beauty (1996)
3. Steam: The Turkish Bath (1997)
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