DVD, Digital Release: Alone with Her Dreams

Digital, DVD Release Date: Feb. 23, 2021
Price: DVD $19.99
Studio: Corinth Films

Set in the late 1960’s, the Italian film Alone with Her Dreams explores the issues of immigration, community values and family devotion through the eyes of a young girl, Lucia who is left behind with her grandmother, Maria, while her parents emigrate to France to find work.

Lucia pains to be with her family as she struggles to learn her role in the tiny, traditional village under the watchful guidance of her stern grandmother. As Lucia enters womanhood, her childhood innocence is lost to a hideous family secret and her world of childhood fragility and heartbreaking nostalgia melts into adulthood’s poignant understanding.

Filmed on the rugged and stunningly beautiful Sicilian coast, the debut feature from filmmaker Paolo Licata won the Best First Feature and Best Original Score awards at the 2020 Italian Golden Globes.

Critics have gushed that the film’s neorealist take on its timely themes continues the traditions of the Italian neorealist masters Rossellini, Visconti, Olmi and De Sica. Even Oliver Stone has weighed in, proclaiming the film to be “a new Italian classic from the heart…shocking!”

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.