La sapienza

La sapienza

Streaming Video - 2014 | French
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In director Eugène Green's elegant and poignant La Sapienza, architect Alexandre (Fabrizio Rongione) and social scientist Aliénor (Christelle Prot Landman) retreat to Stresa, Italy, intent on climbing out of the emotional malaise that has trapped their marriage. As Alexandre prepares a long-deferred book on the great Baroque architect Francesco Borromini, the couple happens upon a pair of charming young siblings: Goffredo (Ludovico Succio), a prospective architecture student, and Lavinia (Arianna Nastro), who suffers from a rare nervous disorder. Moved to take the siblings under their wing, Alexandre and Aliénor commence an inner journey that rekindles their passion for life, work, and each other.
Publisher: [United States] : Kino Lorber, 2014.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 104 min.)) :,sd., col.


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Feb 15, 2019

Beautiful architecture and scenery around personal life issues of young and mature people.

Jan 11, 2019

The scenery and music was beautiful. However, later in the film I found two parts totally illogical (the bit about the refugee from Iraq) and a second historical portion too. The film could use some editing! Don't waste your time on this film!

Feb 22, 2017

Beautiful - luminous - but also French almost to the point of parody. Long, significant pauses, characters staring directly at the camera while delivering stilted, meaningful dialogue... definitely not for everyone.

Aug 09, 2016

Mostly scenery. The acting was very wooden, almost like they were practicing with a script in hand.

May 03, 2016

For people who love European (Italian) Baroque architecture, with beautiful Monteverdi music, symmetric photograph, stage style motion picture and interesting conversations.
And, the director Eugene Green is from the US.

d2013 Mar 17, 2016

Movie wise it was just OK but beautiful scenery!

Mar 04, 2016

The only redeeming feature of this movie was its ability to put me to it wasn't a total waste of time!! This movie would have been better without the all the people...they just got in the way of the architecture and scenery.

Feb 03, 2016

A bizarre but magical drama about the loss of passion for life and love; and its restoration. It is worth watching this movie for the stunning photography of Renaissance Italian architecture and scenery. The title translates as "wisdom".

Dec 02, 2015

Alexandre and Alienor move and speak like automatons until they begin to connect with a young brother and sister and then with their physical surroundings - Italian architecture for him and the lake for her. the edges soften and the light floods in.

amazing cinematography

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