My wife thoroughly enjoyed this flick
Mrs D, a retired author lives in the Province of Umbria, a bit North of Rome. She is host to many interesting characters looking after her wine, food and flowers in the garden. Umbria, is it a shade- Original meaning is abundance of water, from rain, here is the spring o the river Tiber. There is a Contrast between safely living and old age, between rigid rules and kindness, the old age of Mrs D and the adorable young Aimee, who is in her custody after a train disaster. How this develops is a tense secret of this entertaining moving movie, life is worth living despite rudeness's, while seeing it through, through the eyes of the romantically inclined, in the hazy days of Italian dolce far niente. Mrs D (Maggie Smith) and her young friend Aimee are the highlighting persons of this wonderful movie
Well worth the watch, with Maggie Smith in another brilliant role and Ronnie Barker showing a more serious side to his acting
My House in Umbria
Based on the acclaimed novel by William Trevor, My House in Umbria is a charming, evocative drama about a group of travelers in Italy who find solace and friendship after being thrown together by tragedy.
- Audio Commentary with Director Richard Loncraine and Executive Producer Frank Doelger
- " It is, of course, a tribute to Dame Maggie that we end up rooting for Emily's version of the world rather than our own, and that we would rather live in Italy. " – John Leonard
- " My House in Umbria is not sexy, not cutting edge; it does not “push the envelope.” It tells a simple story about love and hope, sadness and loneliness. In the current coarse pop culture climate, that makes “Umbria” the riskiest type of film of all. " – Rob Owen
- " A story about guilt, love and happy endings, My House in Umbria is a delightful and uplifting encounter. " – Urban Cinefile Critics
- 1.78 : 1
- Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
- Region 4
- Standard Edition
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