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01/15/16 12:00pm
‘Tea with Mussolini’ will be shown on January 19 as part of Movies at the Library.

‘Tea with Mussolini’ will be shown on January 19 as part of Movies at the Library.

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…)