Directed by Ermanno Olmi
Ermanno Olmi's (Tree
of the Wooden Clogs) brilliant second feature is the simple story of a young man from
Milan who takes a welding job in Sicily which takes him away from his fiancee, because he
thinks the separation will be good for their relationship. But loneliness and the strange
environment make him turn back to her. Olmi's deep humanism is evident in his moving
depiction of the lives of simple people, played by non-professionals. One of the truly
great Italian films of the 60's. Italian with English subtitles.