"The Wide Blue Road"
Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo
Yves Montand gives one of his finest performances in
Gillo Pontecorvo's debut feature, filmed in shimmering color. Montand plays
a fisherman who uses explosives to take in a greater haul, which gets him in
trouble with the Coast Guard. As he struggles to maintain his threatened
livelihood, his daughter becomes involved in a secret affair with a rival
fisherman's son. "...starkly beautiful...infused with a conviction and
idealism that can't be faked" (Stephen Holden, New York Times).
Italian with English subtitles. 99 minutes.