THE FIRST BEAUTIFUL THING

Paolo Virzì

With Valerio Mastandrea, Micaela Ramazzotti, Stefania Sandrelli, Claudia Pandolfi

Written by: Paolo Virzì, Francesco Piccolo, Francesco Bruni
Produced by: Indiana Production, Motorino amaranto, Medusa
Distributed by: Medusa
BO Italia: 7 Milioni
Distributed in : More than 40 countries in Europe, US, Asia and South America
Awards : 3 David di Donatello: Best script, Best Leading Actor, Best Leading Actress; 4 Silver Ribbons: Best direction, Best Script, Best Leading Actress, Best Costumes.
Italian candidate for Best Foreign Film at the 83rd Academy Award in 2011.

Summer in Tuscany, 1971. Anna is crowned ‘Queen’ of Livorno’s most famous bath house. Beautiful, vivacious and innocent, she’s unaware of arousing the unwelcome suspicions of her jealous husband Mario, and stoking the hidden embarrassment of her son Bruno. 20 years la ter, Bruno is persuaded to return to Livorno by his estranged sister Valeria. To help Anna – still a beautiful object of desire despite a terminal illness. And to confront the childhood memories he has tried to erase at all costs. Humiliation. Confusion. Endless wanderings in search of somewhere to live after having been thrown onto the streets by their father. Yet always swept along by Anna’s unshakable optimism.