Last Chance for Love (Como estrellas fugaces, 2012)
Director: Anna Di Francisca
Edoardo is longing for a change. After his life crumbles in Rome, he moves to Spain to visit an old friend and mend the broken pieces of his heart. This might be his final opportunity to find romance. Eurochannel premieres the Italo-Spanish comedy, Last Chance for Love.
Last Chance for Love, an ensemble piece, tells a cathartic story that takes place in a small provincial village in Spain. Edoardo, a composer who’s found himself in a critical emotional and creative situation, takes a sabbatical from his work and goes to a small Spanish town for a break. There he meets a chaotic amateur choir and four women who will change his life forever. Re-inspired and finding a common bond in music and singing, both the composer and the choir find a new purpose that has surprising consequences for all involved.
In this hilarious romantic comedy, there is also Emilio, Edoardo’s friend, whose chances for love are also very slim. But now the tables start turning, thanks to Edoardo and the choir as it becomes the perfect excuse to approach the woman he’s been desiring in silence.
The film’s witty plot is enriched by A-list actors that include Maribel Verdú, famous for her roles in Alfonso Cuaron’s Y Tu Mamá También and Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, as well as being a two-time Goya Award winner; Eduard Fernández, winner of the Best Actor awards at San Sebastian, Sitges, and the Goya Awards; and Héctor Alterio.
Edoardo (Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic), an Italian composer, faces a mid-life crisis. He takes a break in Valencia, where fate puts him in charge of the town’s choir. There he meets Julia (Maribel Verdú), a woman that will change his destiny forever.