The Big Heart of Girls
(Il cuore grande delle ragazze)
Good-looking Carlino Vigetti is not the brightest man in the village. But, like his father and grandfather before him, he is irresistible to the local womenfolk.
But poverty and the fear of eviction from their farm force the Vigetti family to make a deal with their landlord. Saddled with two unmarried daughters over the age of 30, Sisto Osti reluctantly accepts Carlino as his son-in-law in return for tenancy security and a sleek Guzzi motorbike. Given a month to make his choice, the unexpected arrival of third sister Francesca at the family estate on decision day upsets all plans.
But even love at first sight cannot keep promiscuous Carlino on the straight and narrow.
A nostalgia-heavy 1930s-set tale from veteran multi award-winning Pupi Avati, The Big Heart of Girls is a delicate tragi-comedy of love, compromise and the role of women in Mussolini’s Fascist Italy inspired by the story of the director’s own grandparents.