Set in the present day and in 1946, this is a story of lost love and missed opportunities.
Anne, an English woman in her early seventies, is incorrectly diagnosed with terminal cancer. As she believes she has only a few weeks to live, she travels to a lake in northern Italy where she restored paintings as a young girl after the Second World War. Anne wishes to discover what happened to Antonio, her first and only passionate love, from whom she was forced to flee in unexplained circumstances.
When she arrives in Orta, Antonio's village, she is told contradictory stories about Antonio's fate. Faced with these stories and hostility, Anne begins to lose hope of discovering the truth.
She befriends Fleur, a Jamaican born, English raised young woman who teaches English in the village. Fleur has fallen in love with a local boy whom she is forbidden to marry by the boy's grandfather. Despite Anne's deepening depression, she encourages Fleur to not surrender her relationship and to therefore live a life of regret.
Meanwhile, in England, the mistake in Anne's diagnosis is discovered. A race begins to get the news to Anne before depression consumes her....
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 104 mins
- Digi Beta
- Robert Golden
- Robert Golden, Andrea Binda
- Paddy Paine
- Robert Golden
- Director of Photography
- Fiona Cunningham-Reid
- Tony Parkinson
- Roberto Cacciapaglia
- Principal Cast
- Eve Pearce, Tina Gambe, Enrico Bertorelli
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Last updated 26th November 2005