1860, Italy is undergoing a big change - Giuseppe Garibaldi is determined to unite Italy and the Two Sicilies. The Count Salina, who embodies aristocracy and its timeless values, gallantly observes the ongoing changes and the sunset of elite. Without self-deception and illusions, he accepts the end of epoch. He refuses personal happiness and assents to the end of celebration of life.
Festival de Cannes - Palme d’Or, Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists “Silver Ribbon”, nominated for the Oscar.