Time for Loving

Time for Loving (released in Italy as Sapore di mare) is a 1983 Italian comedy film directed by Carlo Vanzina. It obtained a great commercial success and launched a short-living subgenre of revival-nostalgic comedy films.[1][2] It also generated a sequel, Sapore di mare 2 - Un anno dopo.[3] For her performance in this film Virna Lisi won a David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actress and a Silver Ribbon in the same category.[4]

Time for Loving
Italian theatrical release poster by Renato Casaro
Directed byCarlo Vanzina
Written byEnrico Vanzina
Carlo Vanzina
StarringJerry Calà
Christian De Sica
Music byEdoardo Vianello
Mariano Perrella
CinematographyBeppe Maccari
Edited byRaimondo Crociani
Release date
  • 1983 (1983)
Running time
92 minutes

Plot summary

The film is set in the Sixties, in the Tuscan beach of Forte dei Marmi. A group of young friends spends his holidays at sea. One of them has a girlfriend, but she loves another, while a peasant has a beautiful American girl, but prefers another woman. Finally, a shy student falls in love with an older woman. At the end of the film the same friends join together in the beach; however, they are sad because there are now the Eighties, and everything is different in their life.


See also


  1. Emiliano Morreale (2009). L'invenzione della nostalgia: il vintage nel cinema italiano e dintorni. Donzelli Editore.
  2. Paola Mingoni. Cinema da ridere in 201 film. Giunti Editore.
  3. Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia (1991). Dizionario del cinema italiano. Gremese Editore.
  4. Enrico Lancia (1998). I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore.

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