Issue 16 – June 1997

Life in an Italian village can be far from dull as “Roseanna’s Grave”, proves with cafe owner Jean Reno solving the troubles of the neighbourhood. A problem harder to cope with is his wife of many years, Mercedes Ruehl, being diagnosed as having only a year or two to live. She treats it philosophically saying she has been given a very good life and tells him when she is gone he must soon get married again. Polly Walker is her good looking sister playing a waitress who stops customers concentrating on their food. The stunning Mark Frankel is the one she is happy to give second helpings to. A delightful film with great humour – but tissues are essential for the poignant moments.