“The relaxed chemistry of the main characters in love is infectious”
‘7 Giorni’ (7 days) tells the impossible love story of Ivan and Chiara. The backdrop of this tale is a breathtakingly beautiful Italian landscape, and the story is both ironic and full of hope.
Levanzo is a small, picturesque island near Sicily, where the Frenchman called Richard wants to marry his Italian bride, Francesca. To prepare for the wedding, Richard sends his brother Ivan to the island; Francesca sends her best friend, Chiara. The two have seven days to organise everything.
Inadvertently and to their own surprise, they quickly fall in love. They decide to enjoy a seven-day affair, only until the wedding guests arrive on the island. But how do you stop love when it presents itself in all its glory?
Addiction turns out to be a considerable motief in this film. The bride and bridegroom are both ex-addicts, and most of the weddings guests are as well. And then there is the addictive effect that being in love has on the main characters. ‘7 Giorni’ takes an adult look at romantic love. Despite being in the throes of love, the two have no illusions.
With its magnificent music, lovely underwater shots, meaningful encounters, poetic scenes and passionate sex, ‘7 Giorni’ has more than enough for ninety minutes of film enjoyment.