Sunflower (Region A Blu-ray)

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Description

An Oscar nominee for Best Score (Henry Mancini), SUNFLOWER is a grandly emotional melodrama featuring a stunning performance from Sophia Loren. In another of the actress great collaborations with director Vittorio de Sica (THE BICYCLE THIEF), Loren plays Giovanna, a steel-willed Italian woman on a desperate search to find her husband Antonio (Marcello Mastroianni), who has gone missing on the WWII battlefields of Russia. Making the grueling overland journey years after the end of the war, she tracks Antonio down and finds him a changed man. This heart-wrenching reunion will forever alter the course of their lives.

Product Details

Barcode
738329074821
Department
Movies & TV
Released
17 May 2011
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Foreign Language
Sub-genre
Drama
Region
Region A
Studio
Lorber Films (Kino)
Runtime
101 min
Age Restriction
UN
Supply Source
USA

Movie

Title
Sunflower
Release Year
1970
Running Time
101 min
Alternate Title
Fleurs du soleil
Categories
Dramas / Italy / Love Triangle / Melodrama / Romance / Russia
Synopsis
The first Italian feature film shot in Moscow was directed by the renowned Vittorio De Sica and produced by Carlo Ponti. Sophia Loren stars as Giovanna, an Italian woman who marries Antonio (Marcello Mastroianni) 12 days before the outbreak of WWII. Antonio has no desire to fight in the conflict, and he fakes insanity to try to avoid the draft, but officials see through the charade. Antonio is sent to the Russian front, where the soldiers are plagued by freezing temperatures and short supplies of rations. He is found half-dead in the cold by a Russian peasant girl, Mascia (Lyudmila Savelyeva). She takes him in, and eventually, they marry. Giovanna waits in vain for word on the fate of her husband, who is officially declared missing in action. She goes to Russia to try to find him, searching records and cemeteries. Finally, she discovers first his new wife, then him, and reluctantly decides not to fight the situation. Returning home to Italy, she marries an older factory worker, Ettore (Germano Longo), and they have a son (who is played by the real-life son of Ponti and Loren). But Antonio still longs for Giovanna, and he returns to Italy to discuss a reconciliation with her.
Release Notes
Blu-ray Disc Features:
  • Region [unknown]
  • Note: Trailers
  • Stills gallery
  • Widescreen - 1.85
Audio:
  • Italian
  • Subtitles - English
Cast & Crew
Director
Vittorio De Sica
Star
Galina Andreeva / Sophia Loren / Marcello Mastroianni / Ludmila Savelyeva
Co-Star
Anna Carena / Umberto DiGrazia / Germano Lungo / Glauco Onorato / Pippo Starnazza / Silvana Tranquilli
Screenwriter
Tonino Guerra / Georgiy Mdivani / Cesare Zavattini
Composer
Henry Mancini
Director of Photography
Giuseppe Rotunno