Fiorile is a 1993 Italian drama film about a family curse caused by greed. The film was directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, and stars Claudio Bigagli, Galatea Ranzi, and Michael Vartan. It was entered into the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Italian-language poster
Directed byPaolo Taviani
Vittorio Taviani
Produced byGrazia Volpi
Written bySandro Petraglia
Paolo Taviani
Vittorio Taviani
StarringClaudio Bigagli
Galatea Ranzi
Michael Vartan
Music byNicola Piovani
CinematographyGiuseppe Lanci
Edited byRoberto Perpignani
Distributed byFine Line Features (US)
Release date
  • 19 May 1993 (1993-05-19)
Running time
118 minutes

The title Fiorile allegedly is derived from the month of Floréal (April–May) in the French Republican Calendar. The film is also known as Wild Flower.


While travelling to visit their grandfather in Tuscany, two children are told the story of a family curse that has lasted two hundred years. During Napoleon's Italian invasion, Elisabetta Benedetti fell in love with French soldier Jean but while he was distracted by her, Elisabetta's brother Corrado unintentionally stole the regiment's gold that Jean was guarding, causing Jean's death by firing squad and set the curse in train. The Benedettis become wealthy, corrupt and hated by their former friends, who rename them the Maledetti, the cursed (Benedetti means 'blessed'). The children's grandfather Massimo Benedetti is the last man to be directly affected by the curse but will he pass it onto them?


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  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Fiorile". Retrieved 2009-08-18.

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