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Film: Italian for Beginners

  • Wadhams Free library 763 New York 22 Westport, NY, 12993 United States (map)


directed by Lone Scherfig, 2000, Denmark, Sweden, 118 minutes

“My film [Italian for Beginners] is about people deciding that they have the possibility of becoming very happy and taking that chance. So it's the anatomy of a happy ending, you could say” 

—Lone Scherfig

*Heirloom, yet fresh, popcorn will be served. Grown in South Hero, VT by Allen Wilder, Pop Hero Popcorn

free and open to the public



"Italian for Beginners" follows the stories of six insecure singles whose lives interweave one dreary Copenhagen winter. Soon after arriving in a small grey suburb, Andreas (Anders W. Berthelsen), a young sensitive minister, is persuaded to sign up for Italian lessons. Upon his arrival, each of the lonely characters makes a major decision that will change the course of their life. They find love and a happy solution to their unhappy situations.