Wondrous Boccaccio

It's 1348. The plague has brutally hit Florence. A group of then young people, seven women and three men, rebel against the feeling of death that is about to swallow them. They flee the city and find refuge in an abandoned villa in the Tuscan hills. Here, between moral doubts and the tasks needed to survive, they kill time by telling each other stories until they will decide to return. The stories are varied - tragic, bizarre, funny or erotic - but common and central to all of them is the female presence.


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  • ★★★★½ review by 𝐒𝐨𝐟𝐢𝐚 🍓 on Letterboxd

    Giovanni Boccaccio watching this from heaven: 👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀 good sh*t go౦ԁ sH*t👌 thats ✔ some good👌👌sh*t right👌👌th 👌 ere👌👌👌 right✔there ✔✔if i do ƽaү so my self 💯 i say so 💯 thats what im talking about right there right there (chorus: ʳᶦᵍʰᵗ ᵗʰᵉʳᵉ) mMMMMᎷМ💯 👌👌 👌НO0ОଠOOOOOОଠଠOoooᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒ👌 👌👌 👌 💯 👌 👀👀 👀 👌👌Good sh*t

  • ★★★★½ review by ilaria on Letterboxd

    Giovanni Boccaccio resurrected and filmed this movie himself

  • ★★★½ review by spinksc on Letterboxd

    A stylish and colorful use of the story within a story trope with incredible scenery and locations (a number of Italian castles).

    An interesting addition to the theatre style of acting that seems to be trending in European film at the moment.

  • ★★★★ review by Carol Manciolli on Letterboxd

    Assista se você adora contos de fadas e ambientação medieval.

  • ★★★★ review by favillaplayer on Letterboxd

    Just watched this on Kanopy and I really liked it. It was better than Tale of Tales.....and there just aren’t enough movies set in the 1300s. I forgot how much I liked the Taviani brothers. Everything is rooted in reality and true emotions. Scenes of the plague are almost unbearably horrifying and sad but are necessary to contrast the beautiful scenes of “ the getaway” ( seven lovely maidens going for a swim in a calm lake on a hot summer day). You should watch it.

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