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Bread and Tulips

This earthy romantic comedy follows the adventures of a middle-aged Italian housewife who misses a bus one fateful day. Forgotten by her family, she decides to undertake an impulsive journey to Venice. There, she hooks up with a sad but dignified waiter (German actor Bruno Ganz) and a host of colorful local characters. While his wife is off having the adventure of a lifetime, her piggish hubby is struggling at home with three kids and a mistress with no interest in domestic duties. It's nothing we haven't seen before, but the characters have a lived-in realism and the story is refreshingly free of Hollywood formula. In Italian with English subtitles. 105 minutes