Bread & Tulips (Pane e tulipani)
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Bored with her life, dutiful housewife Rosalba takes a sudden opportunity for freedom when she's unexpectedly separated from everyone during a family vacation. After a tour bus leaves without her, her husband and children don't notice until it is too late. Virtually penniless, she finds a place to stay in a cheap, run-down hotel and makes friends with a waiter who serves her cold food. Deciding to stay, Rosalba finds work with an elderly florist, and moves in with the waiter. The beauty of Venice, together with her new-found freedom lead her to romance and self-discovery, while her husband hires an amateur detective to track her down.
Cast: Antonio Catania, Bruno Ganz, Marina Massironi, Giuseppe Battiston, Licia Maglietta
Produced by: Daniele Maggioni
Directed by: Silvio Soldini
Written by: Silvio Soldini, Doriana Leondeff
Opens: Jul 27, 2001 NY