Rainbow: A Private Affair


Uptown Theatre Fri, Apr 20, 2018 7:15 PM
The Main 5 Sun, Apr 22, 2018 4:50 PM
The Main 1 Sat, Apr 28, 2018 2:10 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Una Questione Privata
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Historical Drama
Voice Category:Expanded Horizons
Release Year:2017
Runtime:85 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Pyramide
Director:Paolo & Vittorio Taviani
Producer:Donatella Palermo
Ermanno Olmi
Elisabetta Olmi
Serge Lalou
Eric Lagesse
Cinematographer:Simone Zampagni
Screenwriter:Paolo & Vittorio Taviani
Editor:Roberto Perpignani
Composer:Giuliano Taviani
Carmelo Travia
Principal Cast:Luca Marinelli
Lorenzo Richelmy
Valentina Bellé
Francesca Agostini
Jacopo Olmo Antinori
Antonella Attili
Filmography:I sovversivi ('67)
St Michael Had a Rooster ('72)
Padre Padrone ('77)
The Night of the Shooting Stars ('82)
Kaos ('84)
Night Sun ('90)
Elective Affinities ('96)
The Lark Farm ('07)
Cecare Must Die ('12)
Wondrous Boccaccio ('15)


Loosely inspired by the 1963 novel of the same name by Beppe Fenoglio, Rainbow: A Private Affair tells the story of a young man, Milton, who falls madly in love with a beauty named Fulvia. Told in flashback, Milton reflects on the summer they spent together in the countryside as he is caught in the malaise of World War II. But his memory is threatened by the discovery that his friend and fellow partisan fighter, Giorgio may have gone behind his back with Fulvia. When Giorgio is captured, Milton sets out to rescue him, torn by loyalty, betrayal and the desperate desire for the truth.

A film from brothers and filmmaking legends Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Rainbow: A Private Affair captures the spirit of young adulthood within the context of war, while also reflecting on the nature of jealousy, obsession and suspicion.

Director Biography

Paolo & Vittorio TavianiPaolo & Vittorio Taviani Paolo and Vittorio Taviani have collaborated on a range of films throughout their careers, which spans over fifty years. They were both born in San Miniato, Tuscany, Paolo in 1931 and Vittorio in 1929. The Taviani’s began their careers in journalism, before transitioning to film with their first feature I sovversivi, or The Subversives (’67).



"At once a summing-up of the Tavianis' filmmaking and an affirmation of their unshaken belief that human life is an uneasy compromise between the private and political spheres." - Hollywood Reporter


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