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Release Date: March 15, 1996Running Time: 100 mins.
MPAA Rating: None
Genre: Drama

Cast:
Mira Sorvino
Rose Gregorio
Matthew Lillard
Frank Pellegrino

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Summary:
An ambitious young Italian-American photographer returns to her childhood home after her mother's death and finds herself face-to-face with her own history of contradictory family and social identities. The Tarantella, a traditional dance popularly thought to be a remedy for the supposed poisonous bite of the tarantula and the warding off of evil spirits, serves as a metaphor for Diana's personal struggles to overcome her Italian past and to assimilate into American melting-pot culture. The story unfolds when Diana finds a big bound book belonging to her mother that includes recipes, a journal and a story handwritten in Italian, a language Diana no longer remembers. Her mother's best friend,... Full Summary >>