Nonna Sabella (1957)

Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |  
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La Nonna Sabella (Grandmother Sabella) was one of two 1957 offerings from prolific Italian filmmaker Dino Risi. The 80-year-old title character tries to arrange a wealthy marriage for her worldly grandson. But our hero is a bit too clever for Grandmother Sabella: he intends to wed his childhood sweetheart, and he intends to get Grandma's blessing whether she's aware of it or not. The potential bride is played by Sylva Koschina, who as Sylva Koscina would attain worldwide stardom within a few years. La Nonna Sabella was the winner of the Golden Seashell Award at the 1957 San Sebastian Film Festival.

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family-disapproval, grandchildren, love, marriage, marriage-arranged