Genova (2008) HD online
Laurence Coriat,Michael Winterbottom
How do children respond to tragedy? On an icy road near Chicago, Marianne dies in a crash, leaving Joe and their daughters, Kelly, about 16, and Mary, about 9. That summer, a friend from Joe's graduate student days, 20 years before, arranges a teaching job for him in Genoa. When they arrive in June, Joe starts teaching and the girls have the summer before school starts: Kelly quickly falls in with youths her age; their club and beach life leads to sexual awakening. Mary, burdened by guilt for her mother's death, is solitary. The girls take piano lessons, Mary draws, and she also sees and talks to her mother. Joe asks them, "Are you okay?", but is that enough?
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
| Colin Firth || - || Joe |
| Perla Haney-Jardine || - || Mary |
| Willa Holland || - || Kelly |
| Catherine Keener || - || Barbara |
| Hope Davis || - || Marianne |
| Margherita Romeo || - || Rosa |
| Alessandro Giuggioli || - || Lorenzo |
| Dante Ciari || - || Fabio |
| Gherardo Crucitti || - || Gerry |
| Monica Bennati || - || Monica |
| Angelica Moretti || - || Angelica |
| Carlo Moretti || - || Carlo |
| Sara Stewart || - || Susanna |
| James Laurenson || - || Marianne's Father |
| Gary Wilmes || - || Danny |
The piece of music Kelly plays on the piano for her father and Barbara is "Étude no. 3 in E major, Op. 10, no. 3 - Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin.
The sonnet being studied, which begins "When forty winters shall besiege thy brow / And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field", is Sonnet 2 by William Shakespeare.