David's Summer (1998)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Bhob Stewart

Carlo Mazzacurati directed this Italian coming-of-age drama about 19-year-old Davide (Stefano Campi). After passing his pre-university exams, Davide leaves Turin for a summer with his aunt and uncle in the Po Valley, where neighbor Patrizia (Patrizia Piccinini) takes an interest, driving him to the hospital after he hurts his shoulder. In the hospital he's befriended by Bosnian bartender Alem (Semsudin Mujic). When his hospital stays ends, Davide and Patrizia become a twosome. However, Davide begins to grasp that his new friends don't quite match his first impressions of them. Shown at the 1998 Locarno Film Festival.