Release Date: May 14th, 1999
DVD Release Date: November 23rd, 1999
PG|1 hr 56 min
In 1930s fascist Italy, adolescent Luca (Charlie Lucas) just lost his mother. His father, a callous businessman, sends him to be taken care of by British expatriate Mary Wallace (Joan Plowright). Mary and her cultured friends -- including artist Arabella (Judi Dench), young widow Elsa (Cher) and archaeologist Georgie (Lily Tomlin) -- keep a watchful eye over the boy. But the women's cultivated lives take a dramatic turn when Allied forces declare war on Mussolini.
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Genres: Comedy drama
Production Co: Medusa Film, Cattleya, Film & General Productions Ltd. [gb], Cineritmo
Distributors: United International Pictures, CIC Video, G2 Films