From Giuseppe Tornatore ("Cinema Paradiso") comes this sexy and sensitive coming-of-age saga set in 1940s Sicily, where 13-year-old Renato (Giuseppe Sulfaro) becomes infatuated with Malena (Monica Bellucci), the luscious daughter of the town's Latin teacher. When Malena's husband dies at war, she is doggedly pursued by the area's men while Renato's interest becomes obsessive as he begins to spy on the newly widowed woman. Music by Ennio Morricone. 92 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: Italian Dolby Digital stereo. Subtitles: English. In Italian with English subtitles.
Academy Award ®
Nominee: Best Cinematography, Best Score
- Giuseppe Tornatore
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Federico, Matilde Piana, Pietro Notarianni, Gaetano Aronica, Gilberto Idonea, Angelo Pellegrino, Gabriella Di Luzzio, Pippo Provvidenti, Maria Terranova, Vitalba Andrea, Turi Killer