IFF21: Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968)) 103 mins

4509 IFF21: Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell

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During World War II, an Italian villager (Italian beauty Gina Lollobrigida in an award-winning role) befriends three American soldiers. Later, when unsure which of them fathered her daughter, she accepts support checks from all three soldiers. Twenty years later, a reunion unexpectedly brings the three veterans -- and their wives and children -- back to Italy and Mrs. Campbell panics as she endeavors to keep her lively past from her daughter.

Festivals & Awards

WINNER – David di Donatello Awards 1969, Best Actress

NOMINEE – Golden Globes 1969, Best English-Language Foreign Film, Best Actress – Comedy or Musical, Best Original Song

NOMINEE – Writers Guild of America 1969, Best Written American Original Screenplay

Director: Melvin Frank
Born in Chicago in 1913, Melvin Frank began his career as a screenwriter for the Bob Hope radio show together with his partner Norman Panama. Moving to feature film writing in 1942, from 1949 onward the duo alternated directing and producing duties on several films, before amicably dissolving the partnership in 1962 after the final installment in the Hope-Crosby "road pictures" The Road to Hong Kong (1962). As a solo director, Frank is best known for his comedies Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968) and A Touch of Class (1973).

"A charming reminder of what movie comedies used to be like.”
Roger Ebert