Synopsis: A mother unexpectedly meets her son's fiancée at a villa in Sicily and gets to know her as she waits for her son to arrive.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Piero Messina
  6 wins & 9 nominations.
100 min


No, he's not here.

I'm his mother.

Come over.

I'll be waiting.

We're back.

The girl's in the room by the hallway.


Am I eating alone?

I'm not sure she'll be coming down,

she's not well.

I'm sorry.

Giuseppe's not here?

You should talk to her.

She'll be better in the morning.

I'm packing my bags, what should I bring?

Should I buy something for Easter, a gift?

You celebrate it, right?

I'll bring your glasses, the broken ones,

you left them at my place.

Oh, I have a bad surprise for you.

You'll hate me, but I bought a guidebook.

To make up for it I brought the red dress.

Is it too light?

Call me back before I leave.

Where are you Giuseppe?

I told your mom I couldn't reach you

and that I arrive by plane tomorrow.

She sounded odd...

I must've come across as an idiot.

Call me when you get this message,

I don't know what to do.

You don't want me to come anymore?

Answer me, please.

I just got to your house.

You invited me, where on earth are you?

Should I wait up or go to sleep?

I'll leave the door ajar,

wake me when you get here.

I want to make love to you.

I'll be waiting.

- Good morning.

- Good morning.

Are you feeling better

this morning, ma'am?

I'm Jeanne.

- Do we know each other?

- Aren't you Mrs. Remigi?

You must be looking for my sister-in-law.

Sorry, I saw you here

and assumed you were her.

I came to give Anna a hand.

You've never met my sister-in-law?

I arrived last night

and she wasn't feeling well.

- You arrived last night?

- Yes, Pietro picked me up.


Good morning.

I just made a fool of myself

with your sister-in-law.

Has Giuseppe arrived?

I'll bring the guests some coffee.

I'll help you.

Be right back, excuse me.

Who's she?

She came from Paris last night.

I'm waiting

for the right time to tell her.

Sorry about last night.

I wanted to be there

for your arrival but...

couldn't manage.

Did you sleep well?

Where's Giuseppe?

Why wasn't he here last night?

Why isn't he here now?

He knew I was coming.

We've suffered a terrible loss.

My brother died.

I'm sorry...

I didn't know.

It all happened so suddenly...

Is that why Giuseppe's not here?

I have to go back in, they're waiting.


I've been mad at you since yesterday.

This morning I even hated you.

Your mom told me what happened, I'm sorry.

I don't know if you're listening

to my messages...

I wish you were here.

I had that dream about water again,

but I was in a tall tower this time.

I wrote it down when I woke up.

You were in it too.

We had to climb a bunch of stairs

to reach the lake,

high up above.

Once up there it was really hot,

and I can't remember why

but I couldn't go in the water.

I want to sleep with you.

I want to sleep pristinely,

without dreams.

When are you coming?

What'll I do here alone?

Pietro said I could help myself so...

You don't have to explain.

Sorry, I'll make you something warm.

- No need, ma'am.

- Yes.

I'm wondering if I've come at a bad time.

I wouldn't want to be a burden to you.

No, you're not.

Maybe it's best

if I come back some other time.

Can you get the white wine

from the fridge?

And a glass.

- Is the wine for me?

- Yes.

Sorry, but I don't drink.


Giuseppe made that same face

the first time we went out to eat.

How did you first meet?

At my house.

Ah, at your house.

I woke up and he was having breakfast

in my kitchen.

- You didn't know him?

- No.

But my roommate did.

But she'd left for work,

so he and I had breakfast together.

So you fought with your roommate over him?

No, we still live together.

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