Review: Italian For Beginners (2001)

Denmark, Lone Scherfig

I was pleasantly surprised by this art house favorite from last year.  A Danish romantic comedy done in the Dogma 95 style of filmmaking that eschews any of the artifice of traditional filmmaking.

The lives of eight lonely people in Copenhagen intersect in an Italian class. Over the course of the picture, it’s interesting to watch the developing inter-relationships of the group, most of whom know one another even if just in passing. Clever connections are drawn and romance blooms. The characters are adult, complicated and imperfect, making them genuine and all the more interesting.

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