Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
This gentle Italian drama is based upon the 1919 autobiographical novel by Federico Tozzi. The film tells the story of teenagers Ghisola and Pietro whose closeness is born of the pain the two experience in their daily lives. Ghisola, only 14-years old, must work in the fields away from her family. Pietro is emotionally abused by his father. When his father discovers their mutual affection, he sends Ghisola away. Pietro does not see her again until he is an adult. She has changed. Now pregnant and alone, Ghisola tries to seduce Pietro so he will marry her.
abuse, child, old-flame, poverty, child-abuse, father, love, pregnancy, psychological-abuse, reunion, romance, seduction, survivor, sweetheart, teenagers, working-class