Guarda Il Cielo: Stella, Sonia, Silvia (2000)

Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

Sandra Ceccarelli plays three different women in three separate decades in this three-part anthology drama. In the opening segment, set in the 1940s, Stella (Ceccarelli) is a woman who, after years of working on other people's property, hopes to soon have enough money to buy farmland of her own. However, Stella's dreams are dashed when she learns she's pregnant. In the mid-'70s, Sonia (Ceccarelli) is a woman soon to marry the man she loves. But while Sonia values her career, her fiancé insists that if they wed, she must become a stay-at-home wife (except for occasionally helping out with the family business). And in the 1990s, Silvia (Ceccarelli) is a woman caught in a divisive labor dispute that has left her and her husband on opposite sides of a contentious strike. Guardia Il Cielo: Stella, Sonia, Silvia marked the first solo directorial effort from filmmaker Piergiorgio Gay, who previously made Tre Storie in collaboration with Roberto San Pietro.