The Best Man


(out of 5)

Original title:  Il Testimone Dello Sposo

An impending marriage on the eve of the twentieth century in a small Italian village is interrupted by the arrival of the groom’s best man. Coming from the Big City and full of mystery, the gossip and interest that surround this secretive figure is enough to keep people’s minds off the real hot issue involved: making sure the bride arrives at the wedding (apparently she’s not thrilled about the prospect). Full of deliciously light Felliniesque touches and gorgeously photographed, this film is elegant and tender, fascinating and delightful and should not be missed.

Duea Film, Filmauro

Italy, 1997

Directed by

Screenplay by Pupi Avati

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Berlin Film Festival 1998.  

Golden Globe Awards 1997

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