It is a rare film that not only deserves repeated viewing but demands it. Such a film, “Tea with Mussolini,” is next at Movies at the Library, Tuesday January 19 at 7 p.m.
A 1999 Italian-British production written by John Mortimer and Franco Zeffirelli and directed by Zeffirelli, it is based on the latter’s own experiences as a youth in 1930s Florence. His mother has died and his father has all but abandoned him, leaving him in the nominal care of a group of ex-pats, British and American. (more…)