Respiro from Columbia Tristar

Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Respiro for 21st October 2003 with a retail price of $29.95. A popular film at various festivals around the world this Italian drama starring Valeria Golino (of Hot Shots fame) will be presented in Widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio, anamorphic enhancement is not specified) with Italian DD5.1 Surround alongside optional English subtitles. No extra features are planned.

Here is a look at the cover art followed by the synopsis...

Synopsis: A family whose mother and wife (Valeria Golino) is very lively, loves people and dogs around her, but is not understood or accepted by the social environment and its strict rules. She is considered mad and they would like to send her away, to be examined by a physician in Milan. The movie describes life in a seaside village (at the isle of Lampedusa) in Italy with its tribal rules and conventions; it also describes the network of true affection inside the family; it creates a parallel between all these points of view and the symbolic values of life...

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