The First Beautiful Thing

Synopsis: A misanthropic professor returns to his hometown to assist his dying mother.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Paolo Virzì
Production: Palisades Media/Tartan Films
  23 wins & 33 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
122 min

Dear friends,

let's have a round of applause

now that we've reached

the finals of this pageant.

It's time

to crown Miss Pancaldi 1971.

Put your hands together

for this extraordinary jury

led by the incredible

maestro Anselmo Viani,

the famous singer who'll perform

a gem from his repertoire.

Now I have a surprise

for you all

that'll keep you

on the edge of your seats.

This year, the Bagni Pancaldi

committee has decided

to crown one of you mothers

as Miss Summer Mamma.

Our scouts are already getting to work.

Watch out pretty moms,

because you could become

tonight's big star.

The Nuove Dimensioni Band will provide

tonight's musical entertainment.

Hit it!

I see the scouts

are working hard.

Pick Anna! Pick her!

Another mom has been selected,

let's cheer her on!

Friends, let's show some

Bagni Pancaldi love

for these pretty young moms

who'll be tonight's stars.

This way, please.

What a surprise!

Let's meet these lovely moms

from Bagni Pancaldi.

- The first...

- Mara Marmugi.

- Elisa Lorelli.

- Great.

Who, me?

Anna Nigiotti-Michelucci.


Luana Bertuccelli.

Great. I have a surprise for you all.

Tonight's winner will be chosen

exclusively by one

of our dear friends...

Go ahead, maestro.

Anselmo, you rule!

We have a winner!

Miss Summer Mamma 1971!

- Mom won!

- Watch out, dummy.

Let's get to know our winner.

Here are our lovely assistants,

Marta and Emanuela.

May I say something?

Mrs... Anna, is that right?

You could've easily competed

in the main pageant! Am I right?


She's hot!

Are you nervous?

A little.

Your flowers... and let's

have a smile for the photographers.

Anna, where are those kids of yours?

Are you really a mom?

There are my kids,

Bruno and Valeria.

Say hi, kids!

They're both great singers,

you should hear them.

- And that must be your husband.

- Mario.

- He's a bit shy.

- Shy... What can I say?

He's a lucky guy!

Let's hear it for this year's

Miss Summer Mamma

and our other contestants, thank you!

- This way?

- Yes.

Let's pick up where we left off

with the main pageant,

back to our contestants.

Here are our finalists...

All right,

we've reached the finals,

let's hear from our judges...

and let's have a round of applause

for them too.

Your votes have been counted...




Hey, chief!

So Prof, did you like the goods?

It's a shame to smoke it.

I read that book you gave me,

pretty cool!


I've got some special stuff,

some pure brown.

I'm all set, but thanks for the offer.

- I'll save a gram for you.

- Thanks but no thanks.

Have a good night, thanks.

Prof, your helmet!

They'll pull you over!


Caterina waited half an hour for you.

- Who?

- The girl you tutor.

I made rice and roast beef.

It's in the oven...

with the cake.

I already had a slice.

Happy birthday!


Have a seat.

What? I am sitting!

Don't laugh, this is serious.

At least take off your helmet,

you look crazy!

It's off. So has anything

really changed?

I don't think so, do you?

My helmet's off now,

what's changed?

Has anything changed?

Don't think so!

- Can we have this talk or not?

- Honey, what talk?

Sandra, we can't go on like this.

It's clear to everyone, even the cats.

You're better than me...

You went to the park again.

- Don't change the subject...

- You went!

This is serious,

we're breaking up! And...

"You went to the park..."

This is serious!

You spent your birthday

at the park, like a regular junkie!

I can't believe it, Bruno.

At your age!

I've told you before,

I'm not a junkie. At best...

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