A swirl of pop-art color, madcap magic, and the bittersweet call of life and love suddenly take the mature, ravishing, self-reliant Agata by storm. When Agata, the popular bookshop proprietor and dispenser of sunny wisdom, is suddenly wooed by a man almost half her age, her electricity hits high voltage - even sending light bulbs bursting in her wake. Yet it is Agata's joy and 'explosive' magnetism in the face of life in all its irony that eventually offers the eye of the cyclone. There, all is supremely quiet and still, as Agata creates a haven of love and freedom to quell the storms of life's unfulfilled desires. Nominated for 8 David Di Donatello awards (Italy's version of the Academy Awards), AGATA AND THE STORM was a hit in its native Italy.
DIRECTED BY SILVIO SOLDINI
ITALY | 2004 | ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES