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- Summary: The First Beautiful Thing is Italy′s 2010 Academy Award® submission. The film follows a strong and optimistic mother raising her two children against all odds. Throughout grief and pain she teaches her family to remain open and loving and to cherish the little joys in life. This beauutiful and touching comedic drama from acclaimed Italian director Paolo Virzì is filled with unforgettable and emotional true-to-life performances. (Palisade Tartan)… Collapse
- Director: Paolo Virzì
- Genre(s): Drama, Comedy
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90Comedy and poignancy weave together in Mr. Virzì's hands, but the maudlin meter only occasionally goes into the red zone. And Ms. Pandolfi gives such an exquisitely understated performance that you don't realize until the very end that the film was as much about her character as it was about Bruno and Anna.