Iris Poster

Release Date: 2000

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 13 min

Plot Summary
When you're a 7-year-old girl, even a small island like Ustica can seem enormous, and something as simple as buying flowers can become a great adventure. Maria (Arancia Cecilia Grimaldi) wants to get her mother a bunch of irises for her birthday but only has enough money for one, so she sets off to find her father, who works laying bricks somewhere on the island. Along the way, Maria has encounters with the terrifying and fascinating -- a barking dog, sunbathers and, of course, strangers.

Cast: Arancia Cecilia Grimaldi, Guia Jelo, Beatrice Gallo

Director: Aurelio Grimaldi

Genres: Drama

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  • I regretted it most when the temporal hopscotching took me away from Ms. Winslet's portrait of the writer as a young sensualist, madly smitten by words and life.

  • A story with a beginning and end but without a middle. Two slices of bread without the sandwich meat, I wrote in my notes. show more

  • First and foremost, Iris is a magnificent story about the enduring bond between two eccentric, astounding souls who somehow managed to find each other and hold on for dear life. show more

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