Synopsis by Mark Deming
In this period drama set in Venice in the 18th century, Cornelia (Chiara Muti) is a countess who is soon to be married. Her parents have sent her away to the family's summer home in the country, in hopes of keeping quiet the fact that Cornelia is pregnant after a brief affair with a man other than her fiancé. Cornelia's parents hire a local peasant girl, Rosa (Stefania Rocca), to keep an eye on Cornelia; as it turns out, she's also pregnant, and soon the two women realize they have far more in common than they would have imagined at first. They also discover Cornelia's family has plans for her that aren't as benign as she's been led to believe, and together Cornelia and Rosa make plans to win their freedom. Rosa e Cornelia was adapted from a play by Remo Binosi.