"My House in Umbria"
Directed by Richard Loncraine
Dame Maggie Smith plays a British romance novelist
living in Italy who opens up her home to three others in this impressive
adaptation of William Trevor's novella. While on a shopping excursion in
Milan, the writer barely escapes a terrorist train bombing. Three of her
fellow travelers aren't as lucky, so she invites them to her villa to heal
their physical and emotional scars. Also stars Chris Cooper, Giancarlo
Giannini and Timothy Spall. Nominated for nine Emmy Awards. "Visually lush
and dramatically poignant" (Variety). 103 minutes.