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Genova DVD 2008 / Directed by Michael Winterbottom / Starring: Colin Firth, Catherine Keener, Willa Holland

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Genova DVD 2008 / Directed by Michael Winterbottom / Starring: Colin Firth, Catherine Keener, Willa Holland 

UPC 5999544258488



AUDIO: English 5.1, Hungarian 5.1

SUBTITLES: Hungarian

Runtime: 90 minutes


English Summary:

Genova (released in the US as A Summer in Genoa) is a film directed by Michael Winterbottom and starring Colin Firth, Catherine Keener, and Hope Davis. It was filmed in the titular city of Genoa (Genova in Italian) during the summer of 2007.

Following the death of his wife in a car accident, a college professor (Colin Firth) decides to teach English Literature at an Italian University in Genova. He is accompanied by his two daughters, aged 16 and 10. The trio occupies a flat in the crowded Genova streets and soon adapt to the local way of life, taking day trips to the beach and hiring an Italian tutor in musical composition.

The elder daughter begins dating a local Italian teenager, surreptitiously making dates with him behind her father's back. The younger daughter remains close to her father, and still deals with painful memories of her mother's death. A passenger in the car herself when her mother was killed, she was directly responsible for the accident and remains haunted by her image.

The professor, while enjoying life in Genova, has to deal with the demands of being a single parent while also balancing his re-emergent love life. One romantic interest is a colleague at the university (played by Catherine Keener) with whom he shared a brief romantic relationship back at Harvard when both were students. The colleague tries to get close to the family, helping with translation and their day-to-day needs in Genova, but crossing the thin line between good advice and intrusion in their private ways in the process. Another romantic interest is a young Italian student in the professor's literature class. She is brash and idealistic and quickly makes her intentions known to the suddenly single professor.


Hungarian Summary:

A frissen megözvegyült Joe két lányával Olaszországba költözik, hogy új életet kezdjenek. A lányok anyjukat autóbalesetben vesztették el, melynek részesei voltak ők is, de ők túlélték. Genovában mindhárman másként próbálják feldolgozni a veszteséget. Joe munkába menekül, régi barátjával, Barbarával közösen tanít az egyetemen. A 16 éves Kelly a helyi olasz fiúkkal kezdi felfedezni szexualitását; a kisebbik lány, Mary pedig mindenhol édesanyja szellemét látja.


Cast / Szereplők:

  • Colin Firth as Joe
  • Catherine Keener as Barbara
  • Hope Davis as Marianne
  • Willa Holland as Kelly
  • Perla Haney-Jardine as Mary
  • Kyle Griffin as Scott
  • Kerry Shale as Stephen
  • Gherardo Crucitti as Mauro
  • Margherita Romeo as Rosa
  • Gary Wilmes as Danny
  • Demetri Goritsas as Demetri
  • Alessandro Giuggioli as Lorenzo


Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Produced by Andrew Eaton
Written by Laurence Coriat
Michael Winterbottom
Starring Colin Firth
Catherine Keener
Hope Davis
Music by Melissa Parmenter
Cinematography Marcel Zyskind
Edited by Paul Monaghan
Release date
  • 7 September 2008 (TIFF)
  • 27 March 2009 (United Kingdom)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English






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