To Forget Venice

To Forget Venice (Italian: Dimenticare Venezia) is a 1979 Italian drama film written and directed by Franco Brusati. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 52nd Academy Awards.[1]

To forget Venice
Film poster
Directed byFranco Brusati
Written byFranco Brusati
Jaja Fiastri
StarringMariangela Melato
Erland Josephson
David Pontremoli
Eleonora Giorgi
Music byBenedetto Ghiglia
CinematographyRomano Albani
Release date
  • 14 April 1979 (1979-04-14)
Running time
110 minutes



Roger Ebert in 1980, gave it 2.5 stars out of 4 and said "To Forget Venice doesn't feel like a story, it feels like an idea for a story, and that's the problem with it".[2]

Derek Winnert in 2019 gave it 5 stars out of 5 and said "To Forget Venice [Dimenticare Venezia] is a poignant, telling, superb movie, based on a story by Franco Brusati, which was deservedly Oscar nominated as Best Foreign Language Film in 1979. By rights, it should have won"..[3]


See also


  1. "The 52nd Academy Awards (1980) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2013-06-08.
  2. Ebert, Roger. "TO FORGET VENICE". 4 March 1980. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  3. Winnert, Derek. "To Forget Venice". 18 June 2019. Retrieved 29 November 2019.

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