Malena (2000) **

Always interesting to see an Italian perspective on World War II; this one is from the Cinema Paradiso fellow, with Monica Bellucci doing her bit to revive the European film industry by walking down the street and having all the young men follow her, just like in those old Sophia movies.
I wish she only made these kind of proper Italian films, instead of naff arthouse and Hollywood things like Shoot 'em Up and Irreversible.