La bella estate
Laura Luchetti, from the novel by Cesare Pavese with the same title
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Turin, 1938. Young Ginia has just moved from the countryside and the future seems to offer her endless possibilities. But the war is casting its shadows over the present. Desperate for adventure, Ginia begins an electric affair with a painter she meets in the dazzling artists’ world. The woman who leads her into the bohemian quarters is Amelia. Sensual and provocative, Amelia is not much older than Ginia, but different from anyone she has ever met and ready to shake her certainties. During her “beautiful summer”, Ginia will surrender to her first great love. She will finally give in to her overwhelming feelings, celebrating the courage to be truly herself.