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Wondrous Boccaccio


International Premiere

Italy | 121 MINUTES | Italian | English subtitles


Set against the backdrop of a 14th century, black plague-stricken Florence, ten young men and women escape to a country estate where they spend their days telling stories of love, fate, and resurrection. From legendary Italian filmmaking brothers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, directors of the Palme d’Or winning Fiorile and Golden Bear award-winning Caesar Must Die, Wondrous Boccaccio is a visual and poetic tribute to the stories that emerged from one of the darkest periods in Italian history, and the imaginations that quietly fueled them.

The Tavianis’ interpretation of Boccaccio’s The Decameron focuses on five of the 100 stories included in the classic Italian masterpiece. As interpreted by the modern-day masters of Italian cinema, Wondrous Boccaccio is an invitation to experience the narrative charm of one of the greatest European storytellers of all time.

—Frédéric Boyer


Directed by Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani

Paolo Taviani become passionate about cinema after seeing Rossellini's Paisan. After writing and directing short films and plays with his brother Vittorio Taviani, he made his first feature in 1962. The brothers have continued to work together ever since, with each directing alternate scenes.
Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Donatella Palermo, Luigi Musini
Roberto Perpignani
Simone Zampagni
Executive Producer
Donatella Palermo
Giuliano Taviani, Carmelo Travia
Additional Music
Ala Bianca Publishing
Lello Arena, Paola Cortellesi, Carolina Crescentini, Flavio Parenti, Vittoria Puccini, Michele Riondino, Kim Rossi Stuart, Riccardo Scamarcio, Kasia Smutniak, Jasmine Trinca, Josafat Vagni, Melissa Bartolini, Eugenia Costantini, Moisè Curia, Miriam Dalmazio, Camilla Diana, Nicolò Diana, Fabrizio Falco, Ilaria Giachi, Barbara Giordano, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers.


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