Captain Corelli's Mandolin
The idyllic beauty of Greece's Mediterranean coast has been invaded by Italy, bringing legions of soldiers to the once tranquil island of Cephallonia. Captain Antonio Corelli (Nicolas Cage), an officer with an irrepressibly jovial personality and passion for the mandolin, initially alienates a number of the villagers, including Pelagia (Penelope Cruz). The daughter of the village doctor, Pelagia is an educated and strong-willed woman, and while at first offended by the Italian soldier's behavior, she slowly warms to his certain charms as they are forced to share her father's home.
The time to hide is over. The time to regret is gone. The time to live is now.
Academy Award® winner Nicole Kidman (Best Actress, The Hours, 2002), two-time Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep (Best Actress, Sophie's Choice, 1982; Best Supporting Actress, Kramer vs. Kramer, 1979) and Julianne Moore (Hannibal), star as three women from different eras who are linked by their common yearnings and fears! Virginia Woolf (Kidman), in a suburb of London in the early 1920s, is battling insanity as she begins to write her first great novel, Mrs. Dalloway. A wife and mother in post-World War II Los Angeles, Laura Brown (Moore), is reading Mrs. Dalloway and finding it so revelatory that she begins to consider making a devastating change in her life. Clarissa Vaughan (Streep), a present-day version of Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, lives in New York city and is in love with a friend, Ed Harris (A Beautiful Mind) who is dying of AIDS. Also starring John C. Reilly (Gangs Of New York), Claire Danes (Brokedown Palace) and Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense), their engaging stories intertwine until they come together in a surprising moment of shared recognition.