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A summer in Genoa

Format: DVD 2011
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 5 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Beechview Audiovisual Collection DVD Summer
Location  CLP - Beechview
Collection  Audiovisual Collection
Call Number  DVD Summer
Crafton Public Library Adult - DVD DVD SUMMER CRAFTON #1427
Location  Crafton Public Library
Collection  Adult - DVD
Call Number  DVD SUMMER CRAFTON #1427
Northern Tier Regional Library DVD DVD SUMME
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  DVD
Call Number  DVD SUMME
Western Allegheny Community Library Audiovisual DVD SUMMER
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
Collection  Audiovisual
Call Number  DVD SUMMER
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Videos IN TRANSIT
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Videos
In the wake of a family tragedy, an English ex-patriot living in the United States decides to relocate himself and his daughters to Italy, only to discover that grief has followed them overseas when the youngest girl proves unable to move past her acute emotional pain. An Englishman at heart, Joe (Colin Firth) now lives a happy life with his wife and daughters in the United States. Their happy existence is turned upside down in an instant, however, when his wife is driving their daughters home one day and becomes momentarily distracted from the road. Later, as Joe and his daughters attempt to contend with the thick fog of grief hanging over their household, the loving father surmises that a change of scenery may be in order; accepting a teaching job in Italy in hopes that it will help them contend with their bereavement. For teenage daughter Kelly (Willa Holland), at least, the move works miracles: though Kelly was sullen and withdrawn back home, she seems awakened by the endless possibilities that the future may hold in Europe - even entering into a clandestine romance with a handsome Italian boy. Kelly's younger sister Mary (Perla Haney-Jardine), unfortunately, is another case entirely. Despite her father's most valiant efforts to assuage her grief, Mary just doesn't seem capable of shaking the loss. Meanwhile, as Joe rekindles an old friendship with a university colleague (Catherine Keener), his family soaks in the marvelous medley of medieval, Renaissance, and contemporary influences of the scenic, northern Italian city. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Fathers and daughters -- Drama.
Grief -- Drama.
Genoa (Italy) -- Drama.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Port Washington, NY :Entertainment One,2011
Edition Widescreen.
Contributors Winterbottom, Michael.
Coriat, Laurence.
Eaton, Andrew.
Firth, Colin, 1960-
Haney-Jardine, Perla, 1997-
Holland, Willa, 1991-
Keener, Catherine.
Davis, Hope.
FilmFour (Firm)
UK Film Council.
Aramid Entertainment (Firm)
HanWay (Firm)
Revolution Films.
Entertainment One (Firm : India)
Participants/Performers Colin Firth, Perla Haney-Jardine, Willa Holland, Catherine Keener, Hope Davis.
Other Contributors Editors, Paul Monaghan, Michael Winterbottom ; music, Melissa Parmenter ; cinematography, Marcel Zyskind.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for language, some sexuality and drug use.
Language English
In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Notes Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture with the title, Genova, in 2008.
Bonus features: Cast/crew interviews; Behind-the-scenes footage.
System Details DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Description 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1417233834
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